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The Eatsdropper goes to market

A bumper crop of market-related items this week. Thanks to all who have kept a hungry ear open. Send in your edible audibles to eatsdropper-at-seantimberlake-dot-com.

Waspy 30-something woman: "What are these?"
Iacopi vendor: "They’re peas."
Woman: "What do you do with them?"

-Eatsdropped by Cranky at Marin Civic Center Market (as reported by Cookiecrumb)

Woman to male companion: "Well we can’t take the BART home because the feng shui is all wrong."

-Eatsdropped by Shelly at the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market

Checkout boy: "Rhubarb is just red celery right? Why would anyone put that into a pie?!"

-Eatsdropped by Garrett at Safeway (read the rest of the exchange)

of towner tourists gawking at the salad leaves at the Star Route stand:

"It’s cheaper at Safeway"

-Eatsdropped by Sam at the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market

Dude: "It’s probably un-PC to get Chilean tomatoes"

-Eatsdropped by yours truly at Bell Market

"How can they get us all addicted to their ice cream–and then CLOSE on Wednesdays?"

-Eatsdropped (and spoken) by Tea and friends at Bi-Rite Creamery

Keep ’em coming, folks!

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  1. I must report a significant lack of Eatdropping opportunities here in Seattle–at least when compared to the Bay Area. What gives? Do people not talk obsessively about food here?:-)
    The good news is that my 2-year-old niece has decided to name the stuffed animal cat I brought her “Pear.” Perhaps we’ve got a little Seattle foodie in the making…

  2. This was overheard in a Eugene, Oregon supermarket in the mid-seventies. One male college student to another as they were discussing, er, arguing about what to put in their cart for what was obviously their first dinner party: “Oh, just Shake and Bake the fish and fuck ’em!”

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