Monday, June 23, 2008

Chelsea Market

Hello everyone! Sorry there was such a long gap since my last post. We have been away quite a lot the last month or so. As a matter of fact, just yesterday we returned from a trip to New York. We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary there. I will share a few of our favorite food highlights of this visit.
Chelsea Market. Wow, this place is wonderful! The first photo is a scene in the interior. Directly above is the exterior of the building. Inside there are many bakeries, restaurants, coffee, groceries and cooking and food-related stores. Almost everything I purchased during my visit to New York, I bought here. We even made a quick last-minute stop here on our way to the airport to load up on travel food and bread.

Speaking of which, Amy's Bread is one of the bakeries at Chelsea Market. There are other locations of Amy's as well. Amy's is a fantastic bakery. We loved everything we tried there. If this says anything, our freezer is now filled with several varieties of their bread. DH is going to have fun trying to make similar breads at home. We especially loved their Semolina with Golden Raisin and Fennel. We did a little star spotting there as well. Bob Tuschman stopped in while we were eating breakfast there Thursday. No that's not him in the photo! If you know who he is, you'll know that's definitely not him!! The Food Network films some of its shows here, so it makes sense why we spotted him.

A great feature at the Chelsea Market is that there are large windows where you can watch the process of bread baking.

Above are stacks of bannetons, which are baskets used for shaping loaves of bread. That is an absolute fortune's worth of baskets! Bannetons of this quality generally retail for about $40 each. That's how much they were charging for them at the Bowery Kitchen Supply located within the Market.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW! I can almost smell the bread baking, yum, yum! Glad you enjoyed your trip, and look forward to reading more cooking adventures.
Big sis-Pat

KarmaFree Cooking said...

I love going to Chelsea Market... it's filled with the most awesome food shops. During a visit, I saw several of the FN stars going to a Halloween party... I didn't want to leave.

J-fer Rose said...

I'm glad to see you're back and posting again! Happy 15th anniversary.

ColorJoy LynnH said...

First, happy anniversary to two of my favorite folks. You are just made for each other and it makes my heart smile.

Funny how NYC is so big that you saw a totally different place than we saw. The market sounds wonderful.