I created this dish early this year, and man, it was GREAT! This is one of those recipes that has quite a few steps. When you watch Ina make it, everything is chopped and waiting to be used. For me, however, it took awhile. Peeling the shrimp, zesting the lemons, chopping the parsley. It’s a lot of little steps, but lots of great flavor.
Ham and cheese is a freakin’ boring sandwich. So when I decided to make Italian cold cuts for my lunch, it was only logical that I find an Italian market. They don’t sell the specialty items that I need as chain markets, and the reviews for Trinacria are quite good.
I took these pictures yesterday, a Saturday, the day that everyone in Maryland seems to come into the tiny little shop. The food is fresh and delicious, so it’s totally worth the wait. In this collage, you can see a selection of the cheeses, olives, breads and dinner items available in the market. They also have fresh sandwiches and cafe items. Really, this place rocks!
Yesterday was the first time that I actually went beyond the deli and into the refridgerated section. I couldn’t believe all of the types of homemade specialty items that were available. There were well over 10 different types of ravioli, ready to be cooked at your leisure. They also have quite a selection of wine. Inexpensive wine. Like, every other person in the store had a bottle or two (or three).
A Few Tips:
- I’ve only been on Saturdays, and it’s jam packed EVERY time. If you don’t like crowds, come at another time. They are closed on Sundays.
- If you’re claustrophobic, this might be a struggle. It’s a tiny shop with narrow aisles. As I said before, it’ll probably be packed.
- If you need deli items, grab a number as soon as you get in the door. They are directly to your left as you walk in. It will make your experience a lot smoother.
The Baltimore Farmer’s Market is one of my favorite places to be on Sundays. It’s a great atmosphere, tons of great food, and it really makes me appreciate the city more. While making our second trip to Zeke’s, my friend Amy noticed a stall on the end of the row. It was fresh doughnuts!!!
They use this awesome machine that makes a bunch of warm, douughnuts. Then, you go over to the fixin’s station, pictured below, and add whatever you want–powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, you name it!
$3 scored me this delicious bag of mini’s that my family and I devoured in no time at all. Make sure you check them out! The farmer’s market stays open through Christmas week, so you’ve got some time. Oh, the joys of supporting locals!
Recipe Source: The Kitchn
This is the fifth (I think) batch of no-knead bread that I’ve made. I have to admit, this go round was quite the stunner. It was an easier process, and I actually used a dutch over, instead of a pot with a lid. The results were the best yet–moist, crusty, flavorful– and it was as simple as can be!
The Baltimore Book Festival is new on my radar. I’m not going to lie, I haven’t been much of a reader in the past. However, I saw a mention about it on Twitter, and when I saw there would be food demos by top chefs, I had to make it! I had a hair appointment at 2, which left me enough time to catch a food demo by Thomas Dunklin, Executive Chef B&O American Brasserie. He made three types of oysters, a food that I haven’t had the stomach to try.
I mean seriously, who doesn’t love Dean & Deluca? Tonight, I redownloaded the Google Catalogs app for ipad, and wasted an hour just thumbing through it! I also subscribed to Sur La Table, J.Crew, Williams-Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, you know the list.
1. Dean & Deluca Italian Spice Set
1. Wooden Cutting Board: Crate & Barrel /
KitchenAid Stand Mixer: Costco / 9/27/12
3. Wok: Wokshop /
Dutch Oven Walmart 9/25/12
1. Foolproof, Ina Garten
2. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, Deb Perelman
3. Vietnamese Home Cooking, Charles Phan
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I'm Erin J. Bailey--a social media manager by day, Funky Brown Foodie 24/7. This blog is my culinary escape, and I can't wait to document my experiences! This is a Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC based blog. Can't wait to make recipes from my favorite food blogs, cookbooks and shows!
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