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The travels of Chef Luigi

Dallas Adventures – Part 3 
Jun. 2, 2011 5:30 am 
Updated: Jun. 3, 2011 6:20 am

Day 3

Hello again, AR people! 

We had a great day at the Dallas Farmer’s Market.  We were shopping to prepare for the Memorial Day barbeque. 

There were plenty of things to see, and the farmers market is a wonderful place to people watch.  They have four large buildings called sheds -- two for local produce and fresh flowers, one for fruits and vegetables that have been imported, and one that is indoor and air-conditioned for prepared foods and crafts.

There are a variety of busy vendors, curious shoppers-some eager, some in relaxed Saturday mode-- and laid-back musicians.  When you walk through the market, the vendors call out and offer you their wares.  Everybody has something to do or buy or see.

I also did a cooking demonstration in a tent in the middle of the market with another chef to show people how to use the produce they can buy at the market.  We cooked salmon and a mélange of vegetables and herbs for the nice people.   Everybody is so happy!

I got to sing with the musicians in front of Shed 2.  One sang blues, the other sang country, and I sang Italian opera.  We made beautiful music together.  (The musician on the right is Cookie Momster’s dad.)

There was even a long-horned cow among the flowers!  There are so many amazing things to see at that market.

Now we need to go and prepare for the barbeque.  Tomorrow will be a busy day.

‘Bye for now!

View of Dallas Skyline from the Farmers Market
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Dallas Farmers Market Peppers
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Dallas Farmers Market Honey
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Dallas Farmers Market Chefs
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Dallas Farmers Market Shed 2
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Dallas Farmers Market Musicians
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Dallas Farmers Market Flowers
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Dallas Farmers Market Long Horn
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Jun. 2, 2011 5:33 am
Oh gosh, look at those peppers! They are so beautiful. I am so thrilled that you are getting to see so much of Dallas, Chef. I am impressed.
Jun. 2, 2011 5:45 am
Thanks, Baking Nana. It has been fun. San Antonio is the next stop.
Jun. 2, 2011 7:45 am
Beautiful pictures! I am so jealous! I am a sucker for farmer's markets. Fresh local goods are amazing. CIAO!
Jun. 2, 2011 7:49 am
Man I love San Antonio! Have fun!
Jun. 2, 2011 9:06 am
Wow, that looks like one great farmers market! Can't wait to hear about San Antonio - we were there a few years back and loved it!
Jun. 2, 2011 9:21 am
Beautiful farmers market!!!!!
Jun. 2, 2011 10:03 am
Beautiful! It looks like you're having a wonderful time Chef! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us!
Jun. 2, 2011 4:26 pm
Oh what fun! Our farmers market has been canceled the last 2 weeks due to rain, first time ever canceled. Maybe next week, can't wait :)
Jun. 3, 2011 5:52 am
I have one question Chef...how on earth did you get on that Longhorn without trampling all the pretty flowers???
Jun. 3, 2011 6:20 am
Great photos! Thanks for sharing!
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About Me
Hello everyone! I'm Chef Luigi, Chef Tony's little brother. My brother Tony got a new job, so I am now the new Allrecipes traveling Chef. I'll be traveling from home to home; cooking and having fun. I can't wait to visit everyone!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook EVERYTHING!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well, I have to admit cooking with my brother Tony is my favorite tradition. We've been cooking together since we were kids. Sitting on counters watching and learning.
My cooking triumphs
When my brother Tony said I'm a better cook than he is! Ha :)
My cooking tragedies
There are too many to list, but that's how you learn, right?
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