More and more, I am seeing a blending of cultures around me here in upstate New York. It had been something I took for granted when I grew up in New York City, but, the upstate New York of today is a way different place than the upstate New York I moved to over 30 years ago.
Take the Saturday farmer's market in Ithaca, New York (about an hour from where I live), for example. These are perfect examples of what one could call food coexistence.
momos - I saw them again at a street festival earlier today, which I will blog about in the coming days.
One farmer was selling American type lettuce and rainbow chard, and Asian greens. (Senposai is a favorite of ours - we can not buy it where we live).
The same farmer was selling something called Vivid Choi. Have any of my readers tried this?
A couple of vendors were selling cheese in a European style.
But most of all, there is one thing that speaks all languages - flowers. Years ago, you didn't find markets in the United States selling flowers. Now, it seems that all of them do.
Did you visit a farmer's market today?