|The most AMAZING leeks ever!|
What I did learn from several of these farmers is pride in their goods, and the desire to provide everyone with truly amazing food. It was great to speak with the purveyors, they were all so eager to share their expertise on the goods, and how to best use them. They didn't just sell the goods they sold the knowledge of how to prepare it, what to pair it with, how it was grown, and usually also shared a joke or two. I'll admit I never go to my local grocery store and get any advice on how to cook or prepare anything, I'm lucky if I can just get a sales associate to just tell me where I can find the grated Parmesan cheese (don't ask, in my local store for some odd reason its near impossible to find). Why though don't we have that atmosphere here in the states? I love to talk about food, I would love it if the butcher ever told me how to prepare something, or if the produce manager ever told me about the newest produce specials. So next time I go to Canada I'll make sure to spend some more time over there so I can enjoy more of their delicious bounty!
|I want one of EVERYTHING!|