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the end of the skordalia era

Yes, it is true, no more skordalia. Originating at Broadstreet Cafe, skordalia is the overly garlicky bean dip that has had a cult following for 25 plus years. As the years progressed and different chefs took on the recipe the amount of garlic grew to such...

here are a few of my favorite things

These are the things I will miss the most after the market closes... AND possibly where you can get them. Pushed to choose just one most beloved item from my market it is no doubt, cheese. And though there are some of the cheeses I used to carry in...

dreaming up new things

I woke up really early, like 4 am, early, My windows were open, and the ceiling fan was on, and it was cold. I had to dig around and heft up my gravity blanket. Yeah, those things are 20 lbs of fantastic! I highly recommend! So this morning the feeling of...

vacation sauce

It's been a tradition to close our restaurant over July 4th. Actually its a few days before and after which gives the whole staff time to spend with their family and friends. So we wave goodbye from July 1 thru July 5. Note- Lunch Counter won't reopen...

Seriously OBSESSED with this Cheese

Hey! ZZest Market here, Though the market is much smaller than the original ZZest Market there are still some seriously tasty items to choose from! My rule of thumb is if you are still thinking about a food days after you’ve eaten it, you better sit up and...

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GIADA’S AMARETTI CAKE

I have been thinking about this cake lately. It's been awhile since I've made it but, like most of Giada De Laurentiis' recipes, it is foolproof. I stocked up on amaretti cookies at the market. We carry Lazzaroni Amaretti for $12.95 a box. You won't need...

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