March 6th, 2006

Fish-Fred

New-to-me farmer's market

I can get a lot of "exotic" grocery items in the regular grocery stores around here--Atlanta's a big city, and DeKalb County is the most culturally diverse county in the State. And if I do need something not found at Publix or Kroger, it can usually be turned up at Your DeKalb Farmer's Market--I get there every week or two for Greek yogurt, wheat grass (for the cats), unsalted dry roasted nuts, bulk grains, things like that.

But yesterday I decided I wanted to make Cook's Illustrated's hot and sour soup, and the Chinese black vinegar the recipe called for was not to be found at YDFM. So at lunch today I went to the Buford Highway Farmer's MarketCollapse )

P.S. Postponed the soup making until after dinner, as sister-in-law offered steak. Good thing, too, as it took me an hour and a half to do all the prep and make the soup. Now I have 8 cups or so of what promised to be quite-spicy hot and sour soup--may have to reduce the chili oil next time around. We'll see...