Friday is another market day at the Prahran Market, one of our favorites, mainly because of their produce, not their prices. Prahran has that hard to get produce and it also has Essential Ingredients - a shop that takes much of Sue's meandering time.
|A great Market is Prahran - a touch trendois but great produce.|
The shoppers are interesting as much is the produce...
There's this great cafe that serves all manner of coffee styles and blends. A light snack to go with coffee and I'm ready to accommodate the demands of a frantic foodie shopper.
|I'm a bit like this bloke when I go shopping with Sue.|
|But that first cup of coffee sparks me up and gives me the energy to follow with the shopping basket.|
|Mango's - ten bucks a box, wow!!!!|
|Bananas - Avocados - Rock melon (Cantaloupe), yep, it's summer.|
|HER favourite shop and the main reason to visit the Prahran Market.|
|The reason to be here - the baby figs.|
|Oh yes, and the cook books.|
|How about this meat slicer.|
|Would you like a new mix master?|
I'm not entirely sure what she bought from the superb meat market so I'll let her tell you - I'm just looking forward to Saturday night's meal.
Now what did we buy Sue?"Frantic food shopper?" Frantic? That's a bit harsh I would have thought. Somewhat enthusiastic perhaps...
Essential ingredients is a wonderful shop! NOT cheap. But...they have everything. Those marinated baby figs are extra yummy and a small jar is expensive but lasts a long time. They have terrific delis with wide ranges of cheeses, breads, pastas, dips - lots and lots of interesting things.
Prahran Market again is not cheap for meat. But it has a huge variety that can be hard to obtain other places and it always seems to be excellent quality and cut with care.
Today I bought squid. Jig caught in Bass Strait.
Pork fillets - female and free range from the Otway Ranges
Very pale veal slices for schnitzel
Beef mince - hmmm big deal not
Duck breasts -yummy yum - a treat given their price
Big bunches of parsley and of coriander (still with its roots on - the strongest bit)
I think that's all. I had plenty of veg and fruit in the fridge already, although the strongly scented boxes of mangoes for $10 a tray almost did me in, but I resisted.
Leon doesn't know it yet, but we are going to have a cook-a-thon this weekend. As long as it's not too hot!
Oooooh, what a lucky boy am I....