One of the things we love best about visiting farmers' markets is the experience of color, shape, and texture. So we were absolutely delighted to see the work of Deborah Trainer, whose Draw Cook Eat project includes pictures and recipes from an entire year at the Hollywood farmers' market in Los Angeles.
Combining her two passions – drawing and cooking – Trainer spent a year making this "personal record of art and food." Her pastel drawings beautifully chronicle the changing produce, fish, and poultry available at the market through the seasons. On her website, Trainer also shares a recipe alongside each image, including some of her own creations and others from friends and local chefs.
Emily Ho is a writer, recipe developer, and educator. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches classes on food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. Emily is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and the international Food Swap Network.
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