Friday, February 20, 2009

A Feast for Kings

A few things I bought at the market today
Let me start by saying that I am overall happy with our food selections at our local market. I hear a lot of foreigners complain that the market has few selections. I completely disagree! We are eating a little bit more seasonally than we did in the states but it makes sense. During the winter we had lots of root vegetables and potatoes-excellent for making stews and soups-perfect for cold winter months! We still had tomatoes and bananas! They weren't nearly as tasty as the tomatoes you get in the summer but they were still lovely enough to cook a wonderful spicy pasta sauce.

Yesterday, Steve called me on his way to work. He stopped by our favorite market (Lehel Piac) to pick a few things up and was excited by the new foods that have appeared. So, this morning I decided to make a trip to the market to see what all the fuss was about...WOW! Fresh green spinach, long fragrant leeks, perfect cilantro, bright red juicy tomatoes and firm zucchinis! I was so excited to see the first sign of spring appear in the market. I bought a lot of everything! Tonight we will have a feast for kings!


Michael said...

So what did the kings feast on? Enquiring minds want to know.

Diane Kappa said...

The feast was...fresh spinach salad with parmesan cheese and a homemade balsamic dressing, "buttered" chicken breast and a ratatouille made of tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, leeks, garlic, hungarian peppers and herbs with a very lovely vino that cost 950HUF (4 dollars). It was a hit:)

Michael said...

My mouth is watering.