Spring is in the Air!

chinese-cabbageSpring is the best time of year for many in NYC, as the persistent rain and warmer temperatures bring life back to the masses. At this time of year there is an energy in the city that can only be matched by the always bustling holiday season at the end of each year. The revitalization phenomenon can be witnessed in a domino effect in Manhattan’s Hospitality Industry, and it all starts somewhere upstate. As the farmers and mother nature have nurtured the produce that is ready for harvest in early Spring, the chefs in NYC restaurants become more bright eyed and bushy tailed. These chefs have waited all winter for the first days of Spring which will bring baby greens (like arugula and spinach), as well as, asparagus, broccoli, ramps, rhubarb and strawberries. Chefs go crazy for these fresh new arrivals at the farmer’s markets, so they rise early each Spring morning throwing off their Winter shackles in search of the highest quality ingredients. Meanwhile the working class masses, who have been sluggishly punching the clock all Winter, are awakened by warm weather and the thoughts of fresh new creations on the menus of their favorite dining spots. The chain reaction finishes with the guest in the restaurant enjoying the flavors of the newest dishes that the chefs have created from the fresh Spring ingredients brought to market by the farmers. Spring time makes New Yorker’s feel that they are by far the luckiest people in the country, as they reap the benefits daily. Here are some fresh Spring time links to help you become inspired to create some flavorful healthy dishes at home for yourself.
Calendar of Harvest Times for NY Fruits & Vegetables

NYC Farmer’s Market Site

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One Response to “Spring is in the Air!”

  1. […] out the Big Pans on Matt” by Matthew D. Christianson By houndstoothnyc Since “Spring is in the Air” and if you are looking for some home cooking inspiration take a look at the dishes that I’ve […]

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