Wednesday, July 24, 2002

The real estate is cheaper too [NYT]
Mr. Waxman sounded as if he had faced the frustration that Manhattan is not Berkeley, let alone Barcelona, with its dazzling Boqueria central market. And he was not dealing well with California withdrawal: life in this climate, with its short and unreliable growing season, would stymie even Alice Waters. "We do as much from the Greenmarket as we possibly can," he said, but it has not been easy. "I feel terrible for everybody," he said, "but the corn looks terrible, the gooseberries don't have any flavor." "I'm adamant about buying local," he continued, "but there are obviously some blanks that need to be filled in."


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