Cold lunch from the farmers’ market

Here’s the photo to go with yesterday’s entry:

2006 Nov 3 - Marketlunch

Clockwise-ish from top left:
Bay Bread baguette
salmon mousse from a charcuterie whose name I have unfortunately forgotten
Yali Asian pear
divine Colby Cheddar from Spring Hill Cheese (I first discovered this cheese at the Hollywood market, so I was incredibly excited to find they also sell it in San Jose!)
muscat grapes (cute, but not as sublime as other muscats I’ve had)

Before we went to the market, I had been craving a hot bowl of some savory, comforting Asian food for lunch — like pho or donburi — but the market totally changed my mind. This lunch came entirely from the farmers’ market and it was soooo delicious and simple, I’d eat it again any day.

[This post was imported on 4/10/14 from my old blog at I’ve often thought about this lunch in the years since; I remember it as the first time I discovered I could enjoy a cold, deconstructed meal.]