Monday, March 23, 2009

Farmers Markets

Feeling adventurous and want to try something new?  Do you have a farmers market in your area?  It's a great place to pick up a few new adventures to take home.  Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to go to a farmer's market.  Find a fruit or vegetable you've never seen before and get one to take home.  Not sure what to do with it?  Ask the person selling it to you, because you KNOW they have 1000 of them at home and have tried a thing or two.  

Many farmers markets, in addition to the fresh fruit, vegetables (and sometimes meats and chocolates), also have places where you can buy prepared food.  These tend to be a bit pricey when compared to other places where the restaurant can be taken apart in 5 minutes, but one nice thing is that the salad you're getting with your paella you'll see a few minutes later when you walk buy the place where they're selling salad.  I've found some great things at these food stands and other things are bland, but I don't think I've ever had anything that was bad.  My favorite has been the place where they're making fresh Naan right there in front of you.  Can't beat it.  Here's a picture of the paella I had on my last trip.  It was decent, though I would have liked to see a little more spice in the chorizo.  

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