"There are great restaurants in L.A. It wasn't like this 10 years ago. There's great respect for the quality of ingredients -- I'm talking about the produce -- here. I think in New York, you have to use more tricks, maybe manipulate a little more to get the full flavor of vegetables sometimes."
A clam seller sells his wares on Mulberrry Street at the turn of the century.
Gastropolis: Food & New York
In celebration of the new book on NYC's food history, "Gastropolis: Food & New York," Astor Center (399 Lafayette Street) is presenting a reading and tasting with several of the book's contributors. The contributors featured include Mark Russ Federman of Russ and Daughters, co-editor Annie S. Hauck-Lawson, historian and filmmaker Suzanne Wasserman, collector Harley Spiller, and others. The event will take place in The Gallery on Friday, December 5th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $45/person.
We've been a little light on posting this week while spending the past week in California (Thanksgiving in the Bay Area followed by a few days in Los Angeles).
On Sunday, my brother-in-law took us to the farmers market in Mar Vista, where I sampled some of the hugest and sweetest raspberries I've ever tasted.
In the blaring sun -- with the temperature reaching the high 70s -- and seeing so much vibrant produce, you would swear it was still summer. Here are a few more photos below