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Strathfield Good Food Guide : Strathfield Food Guide 2015
8 | STRATHFIELD GOOD FOOD GUIDE 8 | STRATHFIELD GOOD FOOD GUIDE Food shopping should be an adventure, not a chore. Put enough planning into it by listing what you need -- while leaving yourself open to surprises and diversions -- and there is every reason a daytrip out, especially in Strathfield, can be the highlight of a desk-bound week. Colour, movement and light are the things that attract us and there is plenty in evidence as we start a shopping expedition at Sydney Markets, Flemington, arguably one of the biggest and best fresh food shopping destinations in the Southern Hemisphere. It should be on any local's must-do list or at the top of any visitor's guided tour of this great city. If you are a local, as we are, the commute is made easy by a zippy little KIA, lent to us for our regular update on shopping destinations in the Strathfield Good Food Guide. The all-new, second- generation Soul -- which looks a little like a junior Jeep -- is perfect for easy parking and loading up with great food buys. Ours came in Acid Green, so we were lucky the Paddy's porters didn't decide to load it up with the vegies! Rain or shine, Sydney Markets is always packed with people from all walks of life, from behind the pallets of produce to the buyers out front looking for some of the almost impossible bargains that exist here. Third-generation Australian-Chinese market gardener Andy stands beside his cardigan-wearing granddad, charging just a few dollars for watercress that will be cooked in oil and garlic. His bunches of bok choy go for just a gold coin. At Saints seafood, Najy takes us through the best way to cook his freshly caught snapper. He can tell at a glance how much it will weigh and the best way to cook it. "This one, 800 grams, $11.70," Najy says. "Wrap it in foil and bake it with garlic, coriander, a little salt and lemon -- and, if you like, add little chilli." There is Arabic being spoken, and Greek, Italian and Vietnamese. The Italian "buon giorno!" rings out as customers queue for the salted or dried meats or the many morsels preserved in olive oil. At the Green Valley spices stand, raise a scoop of incandescent sumac and breathe in deeply. THE STRATHFIELD "BUON GIORNO!" RINGS OUT AS CUSTOMERS QUEUE Food safari
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