Pages: 168 Size: 6 x 9
Illustrations: 50 color photos
Since 1887, Detroit’s Eastern Market, the largest open-air market of its kind in the United States, has been home to an amazing community of farmers, merchants, and food lovers. Specialty shops, bakeries, spice companies, meat and poultry markets, restaurants, jazz cafés, old-time saloons, produce firms, gourmet shops, and cold-storage warehouses cover Eastern Market’s three square miles. Its many streets and vendors reflect the varied cultures and ethnicities that have shaped the city of Detroit.
In this third edition of Detroit’s Eastern Market, authors Lois Johnson and Margaret Thomas recount the history of the market with additional stories and personal accounts of families who have worked and shopped there for as many as four generations. The authors have updated store information and added new restaurants and businesses to their original listings, reflecting the changes and additions that have taken place in Eastern Market since the previous edition in 2005. Richly illustrated with all new photos, Detroit’s Eastern Market features more than a hundred pages of delightful recipes (including 17 new ones) from market retailers, farmers, chefs, and customers.
The book offers a delightful, on-the-ground look at the people, foods, and businesses that make up the Eastern Market community. Bursting with evocative memories, colorful images and delectable recipes, it's the next best thing to being there on a market Saturday in Spring!
– Kami Pothukuchi, chair of the department of urban studies and planning at Wayne State University, and founding director of Sustainable Food Systems Education and Engagement in Detroit and Wayne State University (SEED Wayne)
I love the market! In the 13+ years we've been offering food and cultural tours in the market district, there is always more to experience, explore and enjoy. Johnson and Thomas bring to life the rich history, tastes, and flavors of the historic market. It's a wonderful read for lovers of the area and those interested in learning more, plus bonus pictures, shopping insights, and recipes.
– Linda Yellin, owner and guide of the Feet On the Street Tours in Eastern Market
This latest edition is essential to navigating the vital artery that is Eastern Market, which has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade. Those who have the older editions will want to upgrade for the new recipes alone, such as Phil Rivera's famous banana ketchup, the perfect complement to Corridor Sausage's Vietnamese Chicken—my all-time favorite!
– Yao-Fen You, associate curator of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts
Watch for drool as you flip through Detroit’s Eastern Market: A Farmers Market Shopping and Cooking Guide.
Vibrant pictures of locally sourced produce accompany recipes hand-plucked from market vendors, giving readers an overwhelming urge to begin their next meal.
The guidebook brings the sights, sounds and smells of Detroit’s first open-air market to life through the work of authors Lois Johnson and Margaret Thomas.
– Kayla Smith, Great Lakes Echo
Anyone who has ever availed themselves of a local farmers market will enjoy browsing through the pages of this new and highly recommended edition of Detroit's Eastern Market: A Farmers Market Shopping and Cooking Guide!
– Midwest Book Review