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Inside the Pike Place Market: Exploring America's Favorite Farmers' Market
Published: October 1, 1999
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Inside the Pike Place Market by Braiden Rex-Johnson is as fresh and vibrant as the famed Seattle marketplace itself. The country's oldest continuously operating farmer's market is miraculously captured in two dimensions: its nooks and
thoroughfares, its personalities, and the found items that define the essence of Pike Place. With 20 market recipes, vivid photographs, and behind-the-scene tales of fish buyers, street musicians, organic farmers, herbalists, and tattoo artists, Inside
the Pike Place Market relates the stories of this bustling urban village as if you were discovering them for yourself.
The book is a hybrid guidebook, photographic essay, narrative, and cookbook--and in this lies its success. Recipes, such as
Fusion Flank Steak, Pear Vinaigrette, and Strawberry-Rhubarb Fool, mingle with Paul Sounders's intimate and colorful photographs and Rex-Johnson's succinct vignettes. Together they reveal the rich diversity that infuses the market. Most notably, humanity
and tradition live throughout these pages. Meet Louie DeLaurenti, whose family has been in the market since 1928. Survey baby romaine lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, Chinese greens, and hot French pastries. Duck into a meatlocker. Listen to Demetrios
Moraitis strum his bouzouki. Dodge the low-flying fish, then rendezvous with friends at the brass pig named Rachel. Open this book, and you step into Seattle's soul--and stomach! --Byron Ricks
Come along on a guided tour
of Seattles world-famous Pike Place Market where the fish can fly and the tomatoes are never far from home.
The people, places, and history of Seattles famed Pike Place Market come alive in this colorful book of photographs, profiles, and a
sampling of Market recipes. Go behind the scenes to meet farmers, fishmongers, craftspeople, an herbalist, and even a tattoo artistthe personalities who make this nine-acre village in the heart of downtown Seattle a must-see stop. Locals will discover
nooks and crannies they never knew existed, and visitors from afar can now take a bit of the Market home with them.
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