Wednesday, May 28, 2008
food for thought
And summer has officially begun...the Memorial weekend kickoff of grilled buttery corn, creamy dips, crispy greens and iced tea glasses just barely beginning to sweat. The call to your senses, fresh and nostalgic, beneath a warm blue sky. 'Tis the season as well for fairs, festivals and farmers markets. A gentle reminder too 'think local' as you prepare your next feast or dish up your daily snack. Our Tower Grove market is thriving here in St. Louis touting seasonal fare and rotating vendors. Hot topics such as the 'politics of food' will also find center stage next to the homegrown rhythms of the Midwest. No doubt these markets pepper the country during the summery months, so why not indulge? The beginning of a slow season for slow food. Kindly consider a family outing, the juiciest ingredients, cleaner air and a collaborative community.
And for those who want to take the beauty home, Baileys of the UK, reclaims those apple crates, milk glasses and flea market finds (great ideas, images above). Their lovely decor is simplistic, functional and barely whispers white. A perfect backdrop for your vivid market veggies.