Late Autumn Market

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IMG_3706It’s very challenging to keep my hoarder instincts in check when the market is so full with the last of what the season has to offer.  Lots of Cabbage in many colors and textures, vibrant cauliflower, broccoli, apples galore, black walnuts in their green and inky brown shells and surprising holdovers like a table full of heirloom tomatoes.  IMG_0931My favorite this week were the brussels sprouts, almost every farmer had piles of brussels sprouts on the stock or bins of loose ones.IMG_0928 IMG_0767The heirloom carrots look amazing and have become one of my favorite root vegetables to cook since I discovered how delicious they are roasted then tossed with lemon juice and some roughly ground roasted cumin seed and salt.  The best, and so simple.IMG_0762

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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: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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