It was a fun weekend for foodies! It’s bazaar season again, and one of my sheros was in town. Two of the best bazaars were held yesterday.
I found an addition to my tea towel collection at one. This towel is a two-fer: a souvenir of a place I have visited but did not buy a towel in, and a recipe for Sacher Torte, which I ate while there – at the Hotel Sacher no less. I could hardly call myself a foodie if I had missed the opportunity to try it at the source!
We went to the Christian Academy‘s bazaar, to get our yearly allotment of olliebolen and banket. The students were all wearing felt antlers, but my attention was captured by Kristin Sprigg in her turkey hat.
Now, I’ve seen several chicken hats, and I’ve seen a turkey hat before, but those were all birds with all their feathers intact. This is the first cooked turkey hat I’ve ever encountered! Kristin had a great sense of humor about it (well, she’d have to, wouldn’t she?) Turns out she works at the Germantown Wegmans, so we found an instant bond.
We also stopped by the Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, where this espresso set was on offer. Each cup has a different facial expression on the outside, and verbal expression on the inside. Expresso espressions, or something.
I found a tablecloth that had been made by sewing tea towels together. Most of them were the kind with calendars printed on them. You have to admire this example of re-purposing – you can’t just throw out a tea towel like last year’s paper calendar, after all. After a while your drawers are full.
On Sunday, we got up early and went down to the DuPont Circle Freshfarm Market, where Alice Waters was signing her latest cookbook, The Art of Simple Food II. She was a little later than announced, and I imagine the delay might have been caused by the need to borrow warm clothes! Even with the bright sunshine, the temperature hovered around freezing and the wind gusts were fierce. Her fans were not discouraged. She gamely signed books for a long line of folks.
Colin King, the chef from Oyamel (one of Jose Andres’ restaurants) was there, not with a demo per se, but handing out hot pumpkin soup and assembling tacos from the meat of a suckling pig. Just the thing for warming up on a frigid day. His folk-art props included a chicken.
We headed home with a stop at Trader Joe’s, and wouldn’t you know it, Kelly completed our fowl weekend with his turkey hat, this one with feathers and a silly expression. Kelly was having a great time with it, too.
Have a great Thanksgiving! I will be having turkey, though I don’t expect to be wearing it on my head!