Summer Potluck And Farmers Market Inspiration- Part I
What better way to celebrate summer than a get together with friends and fellow cooks, enjoying each others company and eating great food. My friend Cristina and I decided to throw an end of summer potluck inviting cooks that we know from blogs, Food52 and Mealku. Everyone will converge on my house on a lovely, warm Sunday afternoon. Cristina and I began preparing for this weeks ago, sending out invites and planning what we will prepare. What do a bunch of cooks do when they get together, well, the answer is pretty simple, we talk about food and eat.
Summer produce is at it’s peak and I had no idea what to make as my contribution, I decided to visit the farmers market in Fort Greene for inspiration. I wanted to make something fresh and seasonal and after seeing the beautiful tomatoes at the market I decided to make Panzanella, it’s one of my favorite salads and with the very tasty produce I knew if would be delicious. Today was extra special, I had great company at the Market, my friend and fellow cook extraordinaire Emily (Em-i-lis) and her husband Tom were here visiting from DC so we met up in my hood, Brooklyn. We did some shopping at the farmers market and then went to the Brooklyn Flea making our way through the different food stands,
I am cooking for a Mealku event on Tuesday and needed inspiration for a fruit salad, look at these beautiful plums!!
The Brooklyn Flea is a neighborhood institution, every Saturday from April – November they take over the athletic field of a local high school. There you will find just about anything you want from antiques to arepas. We ate, and ate well.
Stay tuned for part II the potluck party! Today was fun and so good to finally meet Emily, I have to mention that she is a wonderful jam maker and she brought me a container of her fabulous plum basil jam. It’s extraordinary, have had it before and she knows its my favorite, thanks Em!!