Monday, April 16, 2012

Moore Street at the Local Food & Travel Expo, April 14th

Moore Street Market was front and center at the 2nd Annual Escapemaker Local Food & Travel Expo last Saturday. Held at the the historic Williamsburg Savings Bank Building near Atlantic Avenue, the Expo was heavily attended by folks looking for local travel options and interesting "Made in Brooklyn" food and products. We brought pasteles, alcapurrias, sofritto, sorullos, empenadas, rellanas de papa, as well as a sampling of other vendors' wares.

We ran out of food and fliers by 2 pm! So a successful day overall. And thanks to Chef/Owner Jacques Gautier of the Restaurant Palo Santo at 652 Union Street, who not only demonstrated how to make corn masa from scratch, but who also heavily promoted the Market. Thanks Chef Gautier -- I look forward to visiting your restaurant!!

We also welcomed Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez to the booth for a visit. She advised me to tell people that pasteles were better steamed, than boiled!

I'm not the best photographer, so these pictures really don't do it justice.

Several views of our display. The Baby Jesus caused a couple of curious looks, but attracted people to the booth to inquire why it was there! The answer: Vendor Las Gemelas is widely known for dressing the infant for the devotional feast of Cadaleria, a Mexican feast day.

Beautiful handmade Mexican relic offering good luck to the owner

A devotion to the Sacred Heart, also made in Mexico and sold by Botanica Esperanza at the Market

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