I was recently contacted to review the new Greenmarket to Gotham recipe journal by Chef Portale, and I have to say I’m very impressed. Being a city girl I do appreciate the farmers market rather then getting everything from the store. What’s cooler then talking to the actual people in which the product comes from? I admit I don’t get to them as often as I would like with our crazy schedule, but after having a baby I want to be sure my son gets the best ingredients if I’m going through the trouble of making his baby food.
Chef Alfred Portale of the highly acclaimed Gotham Bar and Grill teamed up with the farmers of the Union Square Greenmarket to create his recipe journal ‘Greenmarket to Gotham.’ Chef Portale was one of the first chefs to take advantage of all the fresh, seasonal produce the greenmarket has to offer. Every summer, chef creates a weekly prix fixe all-vegetarian lunch menu showcasing a different farm’s ingredients. 10% of proceeds of this journal go to benefit GrowNYC.
I decided to make the melon parisienne soup from the book because I love a good chilled soup and after our 90+ degree temps it’s nice to have something refreshing. The mint granite really pulls all the flavors together. I LOVED this recipe! I think for our next dinner party I’ll serve these as a one bite type of thing in a Chinese soup spoon, otherwise I’ll be making several batches, because it’s hard to stop at one bite.
This is just one of many really fresh and flavorful dishes you’ll find and if you want to try them all you can order one for yourself HERE or win a copy from me! All you have to do is tell me what your favorite item to get from a farmers market is to enter by October 1st at midnight Central time.
Disclaimer: The Door provided a copy of Greenmarket to Gotham for this Review & Giveaway. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
It's hard picking one favorite item from a farmer's market, but this year it has been real tomatoes. The ones that are home grown and smell like a tomato.
This recipe does sound delicious.