Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Now It's Istanbul, Not Constantinople

Anytime I hear New Amsterdam, that song blasts into my mind. I don't mind it so much when hearing New Amsterdam means stopping by a monthly market and getting delicious food stuffs! Next one's happening this weekend!

New Amsterdam Market
Wow, this holiday season is whipping by. I only started my shopping last Friday-my first gift was for Mrs. Brownie. It doesn't look like I will be able to get much done at all this weekend, with all these different food things to do! More about the others later, let's discuss the New Amsterdam Market.

The third installment of this monthly market was the Sunday before Thanksgiving, and I made it a point to finally get there. The size of it and the amount of food available is definitely overwhelming. I didn't know where to start first, so I stopped by my friends from Katchkie Farm. They let me taste their thick and creamy Butternut Squash soup, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Then I set off to explore. I drooled over the loveliness that was the porchetta at Porchetta.

Redhead's Bacon Peanuts
Nibbled on some Bacon Peanut Brittle samples from The Redhead.

Zone 7 Vegetable Stand
Looked at vegetables,

and oysters.

Bourbon Sea Salt Caramel
Before deciding it was time for some crossing. I eyed The Bent Spoon's offerings at least twice before I decided on their Bourbon Sea Salt Caramel, but I couldn't have just that, that's too easy.

No, it needed something else like a slice of Apple Pear Cranberry Pie from Sweet Deliverance.

Pie + Ice Cream

A la Mode
Sweet sweet love.

Home/Made's Chocolate Truffle
I was then sent a side errand, to procure some truffles from Home/Made, while there I noticed their extremely fresh and very appealing pizza biancas. Hopefully I'll be able to get one of those on Sunday!!

Finnish Ruis Bread
On my way out, I happened past the Nordic Breads stall, one of their specialties being Finnish Ruis bread. It's a type of rye, more hard than soft, and tasted almost like a sourdough-rye hybrid. I'd love to try some toasted, spread with an herb Chèvre, that'd be a delicious little late-night treat.

For this Sunday's market vendor list, click here.

New Amsterdam Market
South Street, across from old Fulton Fish Market, under the FDR
Sunday, December 20 from 11am to 4pm

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