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Weekend Market Picks 1/26 & 27/2013: Cabbage from S & S O Produce Farms

Cabbage S S O Farm Union Square

I know it’s the dead of winter, and it seems like the choice of veggies is minimal when compared to the bounty of summertime. But let us not underestimate the wonders of the humble cabbage, like these ones pictured from S & S O Produce Farms at the Union Square Greenmarket.

A staple in Eastern European cuisine, it is also a key ingredient in the dishes we used to eat in Mozambique, Southern Africa. A simple soup made from chicken bouillon and boiled cabbage was a regular and outstanding appetizer for lunches in our house. I am also dying to try this recipe for Pasta with Caramelized Cabbage and Anchovies from the New York Times, which I first saw in Ode To Cabbage, a video from NYT Food Writer Melissa Clark, who celebrates a surprisingly wide variety of cabbages.

So I challenge you to pick up a few varieties of cabbage this weekend and try some new recipes. Bonus points if you actually cook with anchovies!

Weekend Market Picks!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

SUPER!market: This market for independent design is open again for a new season. It looks like some of their original designers are back, as well as some exciting new ones. I like that it is open into the early evening! 11AM – 7PM, 268 Mulberry Street, Manhattan

Saturday & Sunday, January 26 & 27, 2013

Grand Central Market: Visit this gourmet market’s two fishmongers, spice shop, Li-Lac Chocolates, a butcher that dry-ages its beef right there in the market, Murray’s Cheese and all of the other wonderful food sellers in this beautiful market inside a bustling New York landmark. Saturday 10AM to 7PM and Sunday 11AM to 6PM, Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd Street, Manhattan

Moore Street Market: The closest thing to a Caribbean getaway is a visit to the Moore Street Market. Stop by for Puerto Rican and Mexican groceries, a delicious lunch at any one of 4 eateries, and even Caribbean music and crafts. This market has served the local East Williamsburg neighborhood for almost 70 years. Open 7 days a week (check website for hours), 110 Moore Street, Brooklyn

Sunday, January 27, 2013

79th Street Greenmarket: A lovely destination in and of itself, this market runs up Columbus Avenue alongside the Natural History Museum. It provides the tawny Upper West Side neighborhood with fresh farm produce, dairy products and baked goods year round, and it is kitty corner from the Greenflea! 8AM – 5PM, Columbus Ave. between 78th & 79th Sts., Manhattan

Greenflea: I like to recommend the Greenflea and the 79th St. Greenmarket together because it is so nice to visit two such diverse markets just across the street from each other. Many of the outdoor vendors take a hiatus in the winter, but a good number are there each weekend, and many move indoors to the hallways and cafeteria inside the school. The Greenflea is home to some phenomenal antiques vendors as well as handmade artisans. 10 AM to 5:30 PM, Columbus Avenue between W. 76th and W. 77th Sts., Manhattan

Next Week: I am also excited to let you know that Artists & Fleas is popping up again next week in Chelsea Market, 10AM – 7PM, Monday, January 28 through Sunday, February 3rd, 75 Ninth Avenue, Manhattan

Stay warm this weekend by hanging out in some awesome indoor markets or cooking up some tasty cabbage recipes at home! Send pictures either way.

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