My eating tour of Southern Ohio continues….let’s get into it.
I love a grocery store; and I got to spend some time at a foodie’s mecca:
Jungle Jim’s .
This market was literally MILES of every fruit, vegetable and ethnic cuisine you could imagine. Banana leaves? They’ve got them. 18 kinds of shrimp chips? They’ve got them. Every ice cream you could imagine, they’ve got it. Not to mention, aisles and aisles of beer, wine, toiletries and even cigars. Wild.
I may or may not have spent 3 hours there. No judging. Are you digging the Jungle theme?
These pictures do not even do it justice….but I’ll try.
Love the British section: Cadbury Chocolate and….
What’s Haggis you ask? Haggis is a dish containing sheep’s ‘pluck’ (heart, liver and lungs), mincedwith onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally simmeredin the animal’s stomach for approximately three hours. source
And moving on…..to the Middle Eastern section….
And then I saw the insects-as-a-snack section…..
And this was where I started to weep with delight…..
And then I saw a whole wall of Champagne.
Once back in the kitchen; I put together a Southern-inspired meal:
The crab cakes were AMAZING; I baked rather than fried them, and honestly, there was no difference in flavor or texture. I pretty much followed Ellie Krieger’s recipe to a T, except for swapping out regular bread crumbs for panko bread crumbs; and they were delightful. I used Sandra Lee’s recipe for Cajun remoulade. Finger-smackin’ good.
Back out into the world of Ohio, we stopped by Teller’s in Hyde Park for brunch.
I kept it simple for lunch with a grilled salmon over salad. Simple but efficient.
Are you feeling like a Buckeye yet? Stay tuned, there’s more. Seriously, there is.