Going to Russo's, what is best right now?
I go to Russo's market in Watertown pretty regularly, but I never know which produce is at its peak or whats good when I'm there. Last week I bought a case of champagne mango's which were absolutely amazing, but the persimmons are definitely not at their peak any longer. Has anybody been wowed with anything there recently that considers it to be a "must buy"? I'm willing to buy anything out of the ordinary, which is half the fun of shopping there.
According to Conan, "crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the women."
Just was there today and got some spring onions, that appear to be very nice. Fennel has been surprisingly small and shrunken the last few times I've been there. And they do have ramps, which looked good, but I didn't grab any.
I usually stick to what looks good. I was there a couple weeks ago and got a couple amazing artichokes. Firm, heavy, w/ tight leaves. No bitterness in the stalks. I haven't gotten any this year but their cardoons have been good in the past.