Farmer’s Market Bounty: October 12, 2008
Fall has finally arrived at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market. There were smatterings of summer fruit, past-its-prime-corn, and last hurrah heirloom tomatoes making their final stand, but the season is turning a page. This week we bought our first butternut squash in months that the Wife is currently christening in a squash-sage-hazelnut lasagna with a nutty rue (stay tuned for recipe). We also picked up some Bubalus Bubalis ricotta from our stoned cheese mongers for some more gnocchi adventures. We added to the mix basil, sage, thyme, chanterelle mushrooms, two kinds of cherry tomatoes, honey dates, raspberries, haricot verts, spinach, arugula, brussel sprouts, shallots, “last chance” variety peaches, and some flowers.
The “Farmer’s Market Bounty” series is a weekly, typological photo essay of my Market shopping, which charts the possibilities of seasonal eating.