Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Rained Out

I had planned on starting my "getting as much food as possible from farmer's markets" project today, but the weather here is a rainy mess, so I'm going to postpone it to Saturday when Anna is around and we can trek over to Union Square. In general I'll be going to the Boston City Hall Farmer's Market, since I can easily jump over there during lunch on Monday or Wednesday. I plan on taking pictures of what's available and posting my thoughts here. I think the hardest part for me will be getting my head around the concept of buying what's in season and fresh and then deciding what to cook... I've only been cooking for a couple of years and I'm most definitely a recipe nazi about it, so it's going to be a little hard to adapt to just picking up some asparagus without knowing exactly what I'm going to do with it, but I will try to manage. Presumably once I get a sense of what's available and when they expect to be bringing whatever produce, I should be able to impose some order onto the proceedings, but this weekend I'll be flying blind... wish me luck.

UPDATE: In other food related news, there is an excellent little piece in Slate about how none of the urban hipster farmer types talk about butchering the chickens they raise on their roof. I definitely agree with the opinion that a large portion of our really poor relationship with food is because we all think of chicken in context of the Supermarket and have no idea, and no responsibility for, how it gets there. However, I'm not quite ready for butchering my own chicken yet... baby steps.