Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Original Farmers Market

Playing: This Kingdom Perfect-One Night Only
Reading: Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
Welcome to the Original Farmers Market! This being my first time there, I looked at everything and thoroughly enjoyed myself. It wasn't as big as I thought it would be and there wasn't as much fresh produce as I was expecting. However, they did have butchers who made ground beef look like hippos and that's a plus side, right?
I went to the Gumbo Pot, where I ordered the jambalaya (right) and my mum got the seafood gumbo (left). The seafood gumbo lacked meat, while the jambalaya was a bit too spicy for my liking. Although, the first half of it was rather delicious. It's a lot of food and I definitely recommend sharing!
I also ordered one order of the beignets to share with my family, they had way too much powdered sugar. While I was taking a bite, I inhaled a tad, so I choked on the powdered sugar and my brother laughed at me. They were only ok, but the Los Angeles foodie magazine highly recommended them, so who knows? Maybe my taste buds are off...
They had a vintage memorabilia store that was selling these pins and since it's never a bad time for bawdy political humor, I thought you may like this! It certainly made my brother and I chortle quite a bit, while my mum slapped us and told us to behave. Perfect family bonding tool, eh?
Just one more photo to show some cute donuts I saw. They had kitty and dinosaur donuts that were almost too cute to eat. Wish I had bought one to see how they tasted! Afterwards, I walked around the Grove and frankly, I don't see what the big deal is. There are better shopping areas closer to where I live and personally, I found it uncomfortably crowded. Apparently, celebrities like to spend time there, but I didn't see anyone, but then again I wasn't keeping my eyes open for them. The Grove was done beautifully though and it was made to look like a European village, which was pleasant. Have you been to the Grove of the Original Farmers Market? If so, what do you think of it?


  1. yum the gumbo and beignets look delicious!! a very new orleans day in LA haha. but i do agree there seems to be a crazy inordinate amount of powdered sugar on those beignets!

  2. I wonder what a gumbo is :o looks like chilli concarne!
    The food pictures are making me so hungry! Too bad you didn't bumped into celebs at the Grove!


  3. beignets!
    They look so yummy!
    I've always thought that gumbo was disgusting, but after seeing that picture, I really want to try it *_*

  4. those doughnuts look so cute i would feel guilty eating them XD

  5. Lisa-Haha, so my New Orleans day in LA? Sounds like a good idea! :D

    LINDA-Yup! (:

    Ice Pandora-The Gumbo tastes like a more tomato-y chili with several meats in it. I wasn't keeping my eyes open for celebrities, so maybe there were some that I didn't know about! XD

    Chaitea-It's actually quite good, if you're into a mixture of meats...I prefer the less spicy variations though. c:

    Hello Naka-Haha, why? You're so skinny! You shouldn't feel any guilt! :)

  6. Yum! =)


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