Just back from the Union Square market today. It’s the end of summer and the beginning of fall on Monday. I got the season’s last peaches, as well as some chard. It’s my second visit to this New York City farmer’s market since my trip to Istanbul, itself home to great open street food bazaars. I was pleased to see that our market was bustling sweetly in the sun. After a frightful week generalized by a Wall Street looking anything but sunny, it’s refreshing to walk amid a green market, a place whose focus is not dollars but vegetables, fruits and flowers!
In one of our first interviews from 2005, we invited Jacques Pepin into our kitchen. Years previously, Stir the Pots...