Of course I still think New York is the center of the universe, but imagine if Brooklyn had a year round growing season like Cali? They are so lucky! Yes, I know we have lovely parsnips and turnips in the cold months, but last Saturday I went to my Farmer's Market and rose into heaven. What bounty and abundance. Herbs, corn, tomatoes, red onions, scallions, and zucchini everywhere. I'm still slicing them into my dishes and it's Thursday.
Yesterday I mixed up a big handful of chopped local parsley, canned tuna, mayo, capers, and put it on top of a leftover toasted sesame baguette. It tasted so good I had to twitter it. (follow me at twitter.com/sogoodtv)
For my pasta lunch today I'm sauteing shallots, zucchini, bell peppers, and chives in a bit of butter as I'm still feeling quite Julia Child. Not sure whether to add a little leftover chicken or some of that delicious goat cheese I nabbed. Why choose, maybe I'll use both!
Of course, I can get the similar non local items year round from my supermarket, but that's so ordinary and drab. Now I get to feel virtuous, vibrant and in the know! I may have to get a wicker basket and a big hat to match all that produce. ("big hat" takes you to a true NY experience from the NY Times greatest fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham.) Please visit your local farmers market and get caught up in the drama!