Thursday, October 11, 2007

Chicago Ethnic Grocery Tour Last Stop

The next two stops were Fresh Farms and Patel Bros on Devon. As you walk into each of these store you are bombarded with the scent of spices, it almost knocks you over. They had things that I had never seen like fresh red and white (no blue) tumeric, black radishes and fresh dates. From looking at the freezer sections, it seems that you can get just about any mainstream Indian dish to take home and enjoy or pass off as your creation at the next potluck.

Being a line cook in my former life and a displaced Chicagoan, I was still able to learn a lot about the neighborhoods, some history, and different foods associated with different kinds of culture. For $35 you get to have a fun 4 hour tour, learn some new things, enjoy great company and best of all eat and experience new food. To top it off Evelyn drives so this is a great value. I would highly recommend this experience.

Fresh Dates

Red and white tumeric