Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Market Stock

The French writer François de La Rochefoucauld said, "To eat is a necessity but to eat intelligently is an art."  I think, especially presently, this quotation holds great weight.  One doesn't have to be Top Chef to cook fantastic dishes.  The most important aspect in cooking is using the freshest ingredients, preferably organic.  And there are hundreds of farmers markets across the United States (this website is a great resource for locating one) in which to find those fresh ingredients.  One of my favorite New York activities is quite simple . . . go to the Farmer's Market in Union Square, which is close to my office and store, and not only buy the freshest produce, cheese, meat, and bread, but also get inspired by all the wonderful colors, textures, and shapes.  Sometimes a stroll through the market makes me quite envious of visual artists.  Before coming back to Turkey, I had a day in the market and wanted to share some photos with you.  Enjoy them, and then take some time to find a market that supports local farmers.  Your body, the environment, and, quite possibly, your creativity with love you for it.

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