Peach Throwdown at the market tomorrow!

dear shoppers, Every one can make a pretty decent peach cobbler or crisp, right? But it takes a more confident cook to take the peach in a savory direction.

The Journal News food section has asked their regular food bloggers -- personal chef Maria Reina (of and Arlen Gargaliano (an expert on Latin cuisine who also owns Mambo 64 in Tuckahoe), to come up with some more unusual recipes showcasing the queen of summer fruits.

Not surprisingly, Gargaliano created a half-grilled, half-fresh salsa made with grilled peaches and avocado. Reina, who leans toward Italian, chose a caramelized peach Tramezzino - those two-bite sandwiches so popular in Italian cafes and bars. In addition to caramelized peaches, her sandwich includes red peppers, some speck and the crunch of Marcona almonds.

They will be demonstrating their recipes at the market tomorrow at 10 a.m. then offering tastes of their respective dishes until 11:30 a.m.

If you'd like to find out more about the chefs, check out their recipes and/or vote for your favorite recipe, click on

The winner will be announced on August 21.

Our music tomorrow comes courtesy of The Levins. And, it's the third Thursday of the month, which means the knife sharpener will be here. Bring your dull knives, pruning shears, quilting scissors and even your lawnmower.

Don't forget to check out Raghoo Farms - our newest vendor- with their eclectic assortment of meats and unusually tender and flavorful chicken.

Gaia's Breath is also here with beautiful organic pork, pork and more pork. And veal, too.

Don't forget to bring your Chatham Brewing Co. GROWLERS for may even want to leave them by the door tonight before you go to bed.

See you at the market!