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News Thu Jun 12 2008

Market Report

It had been two weeks since my last visit to Wednesday's Green City Market (vacation, bronchitis) and I was itching for a change from my daily fresh repast of garden lettuce. I was pleased to see so many people turn out at the market, including scores of cyclists who stopped by the Chicago Bike Federation's commuter station.

As far as fare goes, pie fixings ruled. Nearly every table hawked Earliglo strawberries and rhubarb. I picked up two quarts of berries and a bunch of rhubarb to make an early summer crostata.

Here's a longer list of what you'll find at the Green City Market:

- Asparagus (also fairly ubiquitous)
- Cheese (butterkase from Prairie Pure and raw cheddar from Brunkow)
- Elk meat from Hawks Hill
- Great greens from Green Acres
- Herbs from Smits Farm
- Klug Farm strawberries
- Nichols rhubarb
- Peonies, so lovely and full, from several great purveyors

The Green City Market is held in Lincoln Park on Wednesday and Saturday from 7 am to 1:30 pm.

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K.M. / June 12, 2008 9:01 PM

The word you want is crostata, not crostada.

Andrew / June 12, 2008 11:31 PM

Good catch; fixed.

Shylo / June 14, 2008 3:31 PM

You see it both ways fairly often, actually, and it's "crostada" in the two cookbooks I have open.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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