I just joined a CSA. And I mean just, as in: I stopped by the pick-up location of a local (one of two, thank you neo-hippie brownstone Brooklyn!) CSA on their first week of the season to ask about available shares, and as luck would have it, a nice guy named Oliver had just joined and was looking for someone to split a share with. Five minutes later I had a head of red leaf lettuce, a bunch of radishes and a bag of dried black beans, along with a scrap of paper with Oliver's email address.
This should be interesting. At least, the turnip months will be. Summer will be a joy, I'm thinking.
I let Oliver take more than half of the items this week, since Kevin and I are leaving in two days for a vacation on which I'm sure we'll spend too much money and eat too many things. We're heading to Amsterdam and Paris for four days each; send the food recs my way asap!! So far we are attempting to try
Benoit, Chez L'ami Jean, Hiramatsu (in Paris) and De Kas (in Amsterdam)...but send me your faves, especially if they are offbeat, local haunts, good people watching, or just really, really good.
A Bientot! Expect much foreign foodie gab in two weeks!