Carrots, snap peas and porgy!
This week, please help us welcome Flourish Baking Company: Chefs Diane Forley and Michael Otsuka, formerly of Verbena restaurant in NYC, have opened a bakery in Scarsdale with a savory twist:"We call it a vegetable bakery," says Forley. They combine fresh vegetables and vegetable infusions with organic whole grains to create super flavorful baked goods like beet tarts and spinach muffins. A huge shout-out to Adele Gorman for telling us about this bakery two years ago! So glad we are finally able to squeeze them in. They will be coming every other week.
Also: in case you missed it in the NYT Dining section this week, here's an article about Buddhapesto, the heady electric-green pesto sauce we all know and love: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/dining/pesto-bliss-produced-by-sound-and-touch.html
The knife sharpeners are also back this week. They, too, will be coming every other week, starting this Saturday so plan ahead and please don't head down to the market with your lawnmower until you've made sure they'll be here. You can always email me ahead of time to double check.
That hunchbacked pizza oven on wheels will be back spitting out crazy delicious pizzas with fresh market toppings. Last week David DiBari ran out of dough. This week he promises to bring more.
And get out your porgy recipes! Capt. Rick has caught a ridiculous amount of these mild and versatile fish (best grilled or baked whole) known among local fishmongers as "the snapper of the Hamptons."
Acoustic pop and soul artist Griffin Anthony, who has shared the stage with the likes of Ben Harper, John Hiatt and James Taylor, will be performing in the music tent tomorrow from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Don't miss him!
Finally...just a heads up that I will be on the radio this weekend, reading a piece I wrote for the April issue of Saveur magazine about my father, the career waiter, on The Splendid Table. I believe it airs locally on WNYC 93.9 on Sunday at 9 p.m. or you can listen online or download a podcast at:
See you at the market!
NEXT WEEK JUNE 16th, BRING YOUR E-WASTE TO THE MARKET (anything with a plug!). THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION IS ORGANIZING A HUGE E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT.