I love shopping in Chinatown. Just coming out of the subway at Grand Street is like being transported to Hong Kong. Except that the parts of Hong Kong I’m familiar with have a lot more Westerners than New York’s Chinatown does. Except for Mulberry street and its plethora of red Sauce Italian places offering a free glass of wine to the overwhelmingly tourist crowd, Chinatown has pretty well taken over what was once Little Italy. And food shopping there is a terrific experience. If only it were closer, I could save a fortune. The prices are simply astonishing. How about 3 lemons for a dollar? Or a huge knob of ginger for .70 cents? And how about the freshest Gray sole, beautifully filleted, for $3.95 a lb? Seriously!
Caramelized Pineapple - A simple, French-inspired recipe for Caramelized Pineapple yields rich, tropical tidbits. Inspired by Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan.
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