'L.A.'s Original Farmers Market Cookbook' on Serious Eats

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Cook the Book: L.A.'s Original Farmers Market Cookbook: bisbee, katief, bibliothecaire, laur_uic, and rhino876. Winners have been notified by email and also appear on our Contest Winners page. Thanks to all who entered.... More

Cook the Book: 'L.A.'s Original Farmers Market Cookbook'

If you've ever been to L.A. chances are that you've been to Farmers Market. Located at Third and Fairfax, right next door to CBS's Television City, Farmers Market is an L.A. institution celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The market was started back in 1934 by oil baron E.B. Gilmore. Back then most of the land in southern California was used for agricultural purposes and the idea was to create a place where farmers and artisans could come together and sell their wares. The market was an immediate success and rapidly expanded to include not only local produce, but exotic food items from around the world. In 1941, the market was revamped, and it went from a series of outdoor... More

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