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Look What I bought at The Union Square Market

Beautiful young ginger freshly pulled from the ground is not something I would expect to see at a market in the northeast United State.  Sure, over the past few years some farmers have had little nubs of expensive ginger that … Continue reading

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4 Stalks of Rhubarb = $11

It was a beautiful, sunny, summer day in New York City, a perfect day to stroll the Union Square market.  Saturdays are by far the busiest day with the most venders. My favorite markets are Monday and Wednesday when the crowds aren’t so thick … Continue reading

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Ilse’s Lemon Mousse with Local Strawberries

Years ago I remember having a splendid meal with good friends, to finish the meal my friend Ilse made a Lemon Mousse.  It’s one of those Proustian moments for me as every time I think of my late friend Ilse … Continue reading

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Is Pheasant Just Tough Scrawny Expensive Chicken?

Pheasant is something you’d only ever encounter at one of those old fashioned stuffy French restaurants.   You know the ones with waiters wearing black ties and big white aprons, the room heavy with brocade drapery and red flocked wallpaper. … Continue reading

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Duck Dumplings and Persimmon Chutney

This is one of those classic recipes that I made years ago, loved, then put away and forgot about. Last week I was at the Union Square market and saw a farmer selling Hudson Valley Duck, it was a grey … Continue reading

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Late Autumn Market

It’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 … Continue reading

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Local Exotics

Maybe it’s that there are more Asian and Middle Eastern farmers in the North East or maybe it’s just that New Yorker’s love to try new things, whatever the reason over the years I have been going to the Union … Continue reading

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