I love buying vegetables at the Manhattan Fruit Exchange in the Chelsea Market: selection is wide, prices are good, and - best of all - their carrier bags are clear plastic. You can parade your fearless connoisseurship of fruit and vegetables down the street as you take your colorful prizes home. Here's today's trophy: my first ever stalk of brussels sprouts, most impressive rising from a bed of shiitake, shallots, kale, scallions and navels. You can bet I turned some heads on the way back to Brooklyn! Even the subway police were impressed.
Now... what do I do with it?