Persimmons, Peanuts, Pomegranates and Dates

…all things you don’t find at Farmers Markets in New York but here in San Francisco.  I came upon this market this morning near the Civic Center.  I guess you are always jealous of what you don’t have and this morning it was farmers markets with all the above mentioned items.  It made me want to go home and make a Pomegranate and Persimmon Salad from local ingredients as opposed to the imported stuff we get back in NYC.  I contemplated buying some to take with me on the plane and then thought better of it.

The green apples on the right are Rhode Island Greening, one of my favorites.  Usually back home they are fairly sour, but these were sweet and crisp.

The building in the background is by Morphosis, the same architect who did the new Cooper Union Buildingin the east Village that I love so much.

We could be in Thailand!

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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