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Weekend Market Picks – July 14 & 15, 2012 + Les Canelés de Céline

Happy Bastille Day!

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m a Francophile. In fact, I had my first Aha! moment about what would become Markets of New York City the day we went to a farmers market in Paris, just blocks from the Bastille (Av. Richard Lenoir, for the curious). In truth, Bastille Day wasn’t a particularly happy day, but it was the beginning of the French Revolution which would end the monarchy. So it’s all good, although Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette did know how to throw a fabulous feast made with fine, fresh local ingredients.

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Attention Francophiles and Foodophiles: Say Bonjour To Our New French Market

This past weekend the Bensidoun Group launched their newest market in New York City on the small plaza next to the Apple Store on 9th Ave. in the Meatpacking District. We went on Opening Day this past Friday, and it was fun to see our friend Sebastien Bensidoun in action, greeting shoppers and vendors and managing the tent flaps to let the air flow through. The market itself is situated a block from the Chelsea Market, which, in my humble opinion, is an advantage for both venues. I have found that markets situated in close proximity to each other benefit from making it easy for shoppers to hop from one to the next, visiting multiple markets rather than just one. There is enough of a distinction between this twice-weekly outdoor market and the large venue that is Chelsea Market to minimize replication of foods. The new French Market also directly serves businesses and visitors in the Meatpacking District and the Far West Village, offering a fresh alternative for breakfast and lunch.

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Festive Food at New York’s Holiday Markets

We are thrilled to be a part of Manhattan Users Guide’s “NYC Bloggers Do the Holidays”!  Here are links to all the other dedicated New York blogs participating! A Child Grows Where to See Santa in New York City and Brooklyn Eater’s Digest 10 “Warm-You-To-the Bone” Holiday Eats in NYC

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