Wednesday, June 26, 2013

This week at the Market: Natural Nick's Produce

Garlic has inspired great devotion over the centuries...

“Well loved he garleek, oynons, and eek lekes. And for to drinken strong wyn, reed as blood.”  Geoffrey Chaucer (1340 ? - 1400) ‘Canterbury Tales’ 
“Provençal cooking is based on garlic. The air in Provence is impregnated with the aroma of garlic, which makes it very healthful to breathe. Garlic is the main seasoning in bouillabaisse and in the principal sauces of the region. A sort of mayonnaise is made with it by crushing it in oil, and this is eaten with fish and snails. The lower classes in Provence often lunch on a crust of bread sprinkled with oil and rubbed with garlic.”   Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) ‘Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine’
“It is not really an exaggeration to say that peace and happiness begin, geographically, where garlic is used in cooking.”   X. Marcel Boulestin (1878-1943) 
“To dream that you are eating garlic denotes that you will discover hidden secrets and meet with some domestic jar. To dream that there is garlic in the house is lucky.”   Richard Folkard in 'Plant Lore' (1884) 
“Without garlic I simply would not care to live.”   Louis Diat (1885-1958) 
"Garlic used as it should be used is the soul, the divine essence, of cookery. The cook who can employ it successfully will be found to possess the delicacy of perception, the accuracy of judgment, and the dexterity of hand which go to the formation of a great artist."   Mrs. W. G. Waters in 'The Cook's Decameron,' 1920 
“No cook who has attained mastery over her craft ever apologizes for the presence of garlic in her productions.”   Ruth Gottfried, ‘The Questing Cook’ (1927) 
“A little garlic, judiciously used, won't seriously affect your social life and will tone up more dull dishes than any commodity discovered to date.”   Alexander Wright, ‘How to Live Without a Woman’ (1937) 
"There are many miracles in the world to be celebrated and, for me, garlic is the most deserving."   Felice Leonardo (Leo) Buscaglia (1924-1998) 
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.”   Alice May Brock (of ‘Alice's Restaurant’ fame) 
"Shallots are for babies; onions are for men; garlic is for heroes."   unknown 
This Saturday, visit Dominick of Natural Nick's Produce at Cheverly Community Market. He'll have Lorz Italian Heirloom Garlic, Polish White Heirloom Garlic, Natural Nick's Tomato Basil Sauce, Natural Nick's Biscotti Antoinetta, Natural Nick's Fruit Conserves: Strawberry and Threeberry (Combination of Blackberry, Blueberry and Raspberry) and Natural Nick's Baklava Alexandra. Natural Nick will be sampling Threeberry Conserve.  

All products are naturally grown and produced in the traditional organic method by Natural Nick's Produce "As nature intended."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the garlic quotes! I can vouch for the quality of all the Natural Nick wares I have bought-- the different kinds of garlic, the biscotti (I didn't think I liked biscotti until I tried these), the fruit conserves (like jam but not as thicj--you can pour over things or eat on toast), and the tomato sauce.

buy his stuff! :)