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Offline Jmolinari

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #210 on: September 20, 2011, 07:02:41 AM »
I'm surprised tamarillos aren't on the list. They're a bizarre fruit from south america, and they're $15/lb at BHFM.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamarillo

they're interesting tasting.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #211 on: September 20, 2011, 09:48:42 AM »
I'm also surprised morel mushrooms aren't on that list.
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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #212 on: September 20, 2011, 12:36:24 PM »
http://www.mainstreet.com/slideshow/lifestyle/food-drink/priciest-grocery-store-produce

An article lists the ten most expensive produce items in grocery stores. No surprise that truffles are #1. What's remarkable is that I do believe I've seen every one of these items in BHFM except finger limes, which I must admit I've never heard of before this. They've been available in this country for about a year, and they've become all the rage with some chefs. Anyone know about these, or anyone using them?

BHFM has truffles?  Whoulda thunk.

I've never heard of finger limes.

The tropical fruits in the article bring back fond memories of travels, but I just can't bring myself to pay the high prices these things sell for in the U.S. when they're dirt cheap in the countries that grow them.  Of course, I've noticed that some of these tropical fruits are now U.S.-grown, though still expensive.  Maybe increased demand will bring the price down in a few years.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #213 on: October 12, 2011, 11:53:10 AM »
Interesting to read Hector Santiago's shopping experiences/method.  Apparently one of those markets he goes to on a regular basis is BHFM.  V saw him there 2 Thursday's ago a little before noon with several full carts.
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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #214 on: October 18, 2011, 05:36:32 PM »
I'm liking the Moscow ham with chunks of garlic in it.  The Morkskiy cheese is also nice.  I can't believe how many times I've walked past the Eastern European deli without buying anything.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #215 on: October 18, 2011, 08:17:37 PM »
I'm liking the Moscow ham with chunks of garlic in it.  The Morkskiy cheese is also nice.  I can't believe how many times I've walked past the Eastern European deli without buying anything. 

I know where you are coming from.  I have strayed away from those spicy sausages and the dried fish.  I need to go see what they have in that counter.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #216 on: October 19, 2011, 08:17:01 AM »
The "holiday grapes" at BHFM are amazing. They're huge and thin skinned and filled with delicious juice and a seedless pulp....

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #217 on: October 19, 2011, 02:09:58 PM »
By far the best tofu I've ever found in a store is the stuff made in house here.  Added bonus that it's only about $0.70 per pound.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #218 on: October 19, 2011, 02:24:53 PM »
By far the best tofu I've ever found in a store is the stuff made in house here.  Added bonus that it's only about $0.70 per pound.
I haven't had any tofu from there.  Have you ever had the tofu from Viet Tofu or VN Tofu?  They also make it in house.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #219 on: October 19, 2011, 02:28:55 PM »
By far the best tofu I've ever found in a store is the stuff made in house here.  Added bonus that it's only about $0.70 per pound.
I haven't had any tofu from there.  Have you ever had the tofu from Viet Tofu or VN Tofu?  They also make it in house.
I haven't.  Is Viet Tofu the place in Orient Center on the other side of the farmer's market from Penang?  Is it good?

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #220 on: October 19, 2011, 02:32:08 PM »
By far the best tofu I've ever found in a store is the stuff made in house here.  Added bonus that it's only about $0.70 per pound.
I haven't had any tofu from there.  Have you ever had the tofu from Viet Tofu or VN Tofu?  They also make it in house.
I haven't.  Is Viet Tofu the place in Orient Center on the other side of the farmer's market from Penang?  Is it good?

Yes it is.  It's a Vietnamese fast food/carry out place.  They have multiple varieties, all freshly made in house.  We love buying the fried lemongrass chili tofu to use in stir fries.  They also do tofu fried spring rolls (50 cents each) which are great.  Actually I think they taste better than the meat ones.  They have a second location off of Jimmy Carter in the same plaza as HK Supermarket.  It's called VN Tofu.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #221 on: October 19, 2011, 02:49:48 PM »
By far the best tofu I've ever found in a store is the stuff made in house here.  Added bonus that it's only about $0.70 per pound.
I haven't had any tofu from there.  Have you ever had the tofu from Viet Tofu or VN Tofu?  They also make it in house.
I haven't.  Is Viet Tofu the place in Orient Center on the other side of the farmer's market from Penang?  Is it good?

Yes it is.  It's a Vietnamese fast food/carry out place.  They have multiple varieties, all freshly made in house.  We love buying the fried lemongrass chili tofu to use in stir fries.  They also do tofu fried spring rolls (50 cents each) which are great.  Actually I think they taste better than the meat ones.  They have a second location off of Jimmy Carter in the same plaza as HK Supermarket.  It's called VN Tofu.
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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #222 on: January 23, 2012, 12:51:43 PM »
BHFM now has duck fat. It's sitting out in quart tubs by the, now empty, live fish tanks.
$6/lb.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #223 on: January 23, 2012, 04:11:20 PM »
BHFM now has duck fat. It's sitting out in quart tubs by the, now empty, live fish tanks.
$6/lb.

I noticed that on Saturday when we went! I was pretty surprised because I'd never seen it there before and I was wondering why they would be rendering their own duck fat, since the ducks I've seen there before were frozen whole, but after checking out the freezer case, I noticed that they are now also selling duck feet, duck wings, breasts (2 per pack) and leg quarters. The breasts are considerably larger than the ones on the frozen whole ducks, so they must be getting ducks from a different supplier, breaking them down and rendering the extra fat. Too bad they don't sell duck chicharrones in the display case with all of the pork cracklings!

At any rate, this is a much easier option for someone who would like to make duck confit without doing my whole duck breakdown, since you can simply buy the leg quarters and some extra fat and you're good to go! Also, BHFM is now one of the stores that sells alcohol on Sundays, so if you decide at the last minute that you'd like to make duck for dinner or duck fat fried potatoes, you can pick out a suitable beer or wine to have with it. Pretty sweet!

Now, if only I could drag this place with me to Oregon. . .
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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #224 on: January 23, 2012, 04:19:29 PM »
BHFM now has duck fat. It's sitting out in quart tubs by the, now empty, live fish tanks.
$6/lb.

Regarless of the price it has to be a better option than what I brought home from a different Farmers Market during my last endeavor to make some good confit.   

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