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Here at Food52, we like to talk about what we’re buying at the market: what’s new, what’s exciting, the market's best finds. This is our water cooler talk. And now, we want you to join in.
It’s August, and we’ll admit we’re a little in shock that the end of summer is in sight. So this week, take the time to soak in the summer air and stop and smell the flowers -- and treat yourself to a little bouquet to take home, too. Here’s what else the Food52 editors can’t wait to pick up from the market -- and why you should be adding it to your bag, too.
Keep it simple and let your green beans (and purple beans and all of their bean cousins) shine in a sauté with only four ingredients. Or copy Catherine and make a green bean salad -- try dressing them in a salty, mustardy vinaigrette.
So refreshing, they’re like “crisp, cool white ice.” Chop cucumbers for a crunchy salad, blend them into a chilled soup, or make quick pickles. Easiest of all -- sprinkle with salt and munch on one whole.
These tiny, flavor-packed berries are perfect for eating by the handful or for throwing into a quick bread or muffins, as Julie’s planning on doing this week. (Have we mentioned that we also like to put them in a schlumpf? We have? Good.)
Tell us: What are you adding to your market bag this week?
Photos by James Ransom