Inside the Pike Place Market: Exploring America's Most Beloved Farmer's Market

Inside the Pike Place Market: Exploring America's Most Beloved Farmer's Market

by Braiden Rex-Johnson
     
 

Come along on a guided tour of Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Market, where the fish can fly and the tomatoes are never far from home.

The people, places, and history of Seattle's famed Pike Place Market come alive in this colorful book of photographs, profiles, and a sampling of Market recipes. Go behind the scenes to meet farmers, fishmongers, craftspeople

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Come along on a guided tour of Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Market, where the fish can fly and the tomatoes are never far from home.

The people, places, and history of Seattle's famed Pike Place Market come alive in this colorful book of photographs, profiles, and a sampling of Market recipes. Go behind the scenes to meet farmers, fishmongers, craftspeople, an herbalist, and even a tattoo artist: the personalities who make this nine-acre village in the heart of downtown Seattle a must-see stop. Locals will discover nooks and crannies they never knew existed, and visitors from afar can now take a bit of the Market home.

Editorial Reviews

Northwest Palate
When my author and I moved to Seattle, we chose to live half a block from Pike Place Market,' says author (and Northwest Palate contributor) Braiden Rex-Johnson. 'We've lived there for over nine years.' In that time, she has produces two Pike Place Market cookbooks, but in her latest book, she turns her attention to the market's businesses and vendors, focusing on the chefs, artisans, farmers, "highstallers," and fishmongers who have helped make the market a national treasure. Snippets of local history (the market's LaSalle Apartments once housed a bordello) and 20 new recipes are scattered throughout the text. If you can't make regular visits to the market, Rex-Johnson's stories and Paul Souder's richly colored photos make this volume the next best thing to being there.
City Food
...makes the Pike Place Market more thrilling to discover than ever before
Seattle Homes and Lifestyles
Since its opening day in 1907, the Pike Place Market has gradually established itself as Seattle's best-loved landmark. Today, most locals couldn't imagine this city without the cramped alleys of the market buzzing with vendors, artists and gawking tourists. In her new book, Braiden Rex-Johnson has woven together painstaking research and honest appreciation into a portrait of Seattle's premier farmers market. Impressively detailed historical articles describe the origins of the life-size bronze piggy bank, the flying fish spectacle and failed attempts by local business owners to close the market. the remotest corners of the market are brought to light with entertaining profiles of hard-to-find shops and longtime vendors, and a few recipes are included for those wondering what to do with all the fresh ingredients available. The book's photographs, by Paul Souders, highlight the colorful diversity that makes the market so popular. Lovingly written and well designed, Inside the Pike Place Market effectively captures the market and its well-earned place in Seattle's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570611766
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.76(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.55(d)

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