Sunday, January 29, 2006
The Ferry Building: San Francisco Food Emporium
meyer lemon tart from Frog Hollow Farm
Where to begin? The Ferry Building, at the end of Market St, facing the East Bay, was one of few city buildings to survive the earthquake of 1906 (we know this because of the excellent exhibit of photos of the quake's aftermath at the SFMoma). Now, it houses a treasure trove of food shops, from chocolate to cheese to seafood to caviar to mushrooms and more. On Saturdays, the bounty expands exponentially with an outdoor farmer's market added to the mix--fresh produce from nearby farms, as well as homemade butter, canned vegetables, heirloom honeys, freshmade yogurt--it's truly ridiculous. We marvelled, we sampled, we feasted.
myriad mushrooms from Far West Fungi
watermelon radishes, slightly less spicy than regular ones
extremely large endive?
many meyer lemons
one dollar, one oyster coming up