Welcome back to the Weekend Cook and Tell. Every Wednesday we leisurely peruse the food sections of various national newspapers in search of inspiration for a weekend cooking project. We hope you'll cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos here.
This week it seems like there are bountiful markets everywhere, and we're not just talking about fruits and vegetables. Casey Parks of The Oregonian rounded up favorite grocers from around Beaverton including everything from a Middle Eastern halal butcher shop to an Indian market stocking gooseberry and basil juices, and an Asian specialty market with all of the exotic mushrooms and seafood you could ever want.
And back here on Serious Eats Chris Hansen has gorgeous snapshots of Korea's O-Il Jang or five day market. All of this market talk got us thinking about our favorites markets and the meals that they inspire.
For this week's challenge we want to hear about your favorite markets and the great meals that you shop for there. If you're feeling ambitious or just so happen to have your camera with you, we'd love to see photos of your preferred shopping places and the unique goods that they stock. We're also looking forward to seeing the dinners that you whip up after you've unpacked your haul of groceries. And if you have a butcher, fishmonger, or fromagier who makes your shopping trips a delight, we would love to be introduced.
Show us photos of your go-to markets and market night dinners on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title) and tell us about your recipes here! If you'd like to blog the experience, please leave a link in the comments below. We'll post a round-up of your shopping fueled recipes, ideas, and experiences next Wednesday.