Friday, September 12, 2008

Food as Art

Last weekend we went to Cleveland's West Side Market. I have to admit that food does not interest me very much. I am not a cook and when all the ladies are talking about recipes and new flavors I'm left out of the conversation. I hate going to the grocery store, but my husband thinks it's an adventure. I wish this wasn't so, but hey, you can't be fascinated with and good at everything, right?
But the West Side Market is an adventure. Cleveland's is the oldest operating indoor/outdoor market space originating in 1840, and it is on the National Register of Historic Places. The indoor concourse has 100 stalls and the outdoor has 85. The current Neo-Classical Byzantine style building was finished in 1912. It has a large clocktower and a view of downtown Cleveland.

It was fun to go from stall to stall picking beautiful fruits and vegetables. The stacks of God's colorful bounty looked like works of art. We left loaded down with more than we needed and ate very healthy all week!


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Oh yum. And so good for you.

Stratoz said...

stumbled over here... this place sounds cool on many levels. It is good to celebrate what is right in the world.