If beautifully photographed cookbooks can be called “food porn”, then St. Lawrence Market in Toronto is the Red Light District”. And I am a total whore.
Many people have blogged and photographed St. Lawrence Market and have extolled its great virtues and whatnot. And they have their own website.
But you're here now, and if you are like me, you're too lazy to keep looking, so here you go.
but will likely moulder in your pantry because you have no bloody idea what to do with amchur powder.
When it was warmer out I liked to hop on my lady bike and head over to the market to get fabulous fruits and vegetables,
|they don't deserve my kindnesses, my dogs.|
I have to be careful in the bulk food section because I will buy too much of what I need and top it off with a bunch of tiny bags full of mysteries that I don’t need. It’s just like... it’s all there... and I can’t stop... and it’s shiny.... and the aisles are so narrow.... and I feel pressured....
|pistachios that at first glance look like teeming maggots maybe. Yum.|
|Mmmmmmmmilk. Yes. I grew up on this. We all did.|
You can buy 10 billion kinds of rice there. Not sure if they stock Minute Rice.
|Rube's House of Rices|
|All things ground up and grainy|
There is more cheese than even my crafting crew would know what to do with.
I love cheese. I like eating it, looking at it, thinking about it. Cheese is my muse.
So Much Candy!
Condiments and Pickled things.
Bread! Oh. The bread.
|my lunch snack. Bagely goodness.|
There is other stuff, too. Like hats and jewelry.
And the most jam packed kitchen gadgetry nook ever, which has an awesome array of cookie cutters, tea pots and shenanigans.
|no room to swing a cat.|
|many cookie cutters.|
|I think I'll go back and get that elephant tea pot. Because without it, I am nothing.|
|how have I survived this long without all of these things in my kitchen?|
Old World style deli fabulousness. I'm talking to YOU Cheryl McKinnon.
And it’s all housed in a grand old market building.
You should totally go there.
St. Lawrence Market has a Farmer’s Market on Saturdays that is very cool, but also very crowded. Get there at 4 am to hang out with the city’s chefs and tired farm folk. There is an antiques market on Sundays. It’s fun to buy crap from there.