Author Archives: Steve Jenkins

Make This for Valentine’s Day: Steve’s Mom’s Famous Marinated Shrimp

South Alabama, where my mom and dad drive a couple of miles for buckets of gigantic, freshly seined, wriggling white and red shrimps for half the price of up north.  Destination a beyond-picturesque bayou near Bon Secour where their favorite … Continue reading

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Steve Jenkins on Olive Oil Hysteria: Why Fairway Market EVOO Is Fresh, High Quality, and Always Trustworthy

Steve Jenkins wrote this open letter in response to Nicholas Blechman’s infographic article for the New York Times. If you care about olive oil, which we know you do, you will be interested! Mr Blechman, Your “Extra Virgin Suicide” graphic essay … Continue reading

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Have A Sweet New Year with Miel de Garrigue from Provence

We sell a whole lot of wonderful honey. But nothing is comparable to Miel de Garrigue. This is the cherished honey from the Provence Alps, the most storied and gorgeous part of the entire Midi, the ‘garrigue’, the scrubland of a … Continue reading

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Magic Mushrooms: Steve Talks Fresh ‘Shrooms

Our mushrooms are “wild-cultivated” mushrooms.  They are not harvested in the wild.  They are grown in a sterile environment under completely sterile and hygienic conditions.  Your Fairway pioneered the development of wild-cultivated mushrooms long before any other food retailer knew … Continue reading

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Dr. Gino Celletti’s 36 Truths About Olive Oil (with a forward by Fairway’s Steve Jenkins)

We talk about wine and we talk about food, and about both we go into great detail. But not with olive oil.  It would seem we want to remain ignorant about olive oil. Here at Fairway, we are learning more … Continue reading

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We’ve Come a Long, Long Way! A Snapshot of Fairway, Circa 1970…

Back in the ‘70s Fairway was an unassuming Upper West downtown-Side of Broadway, one-storefront shop that offered fruits and vegetables and penny candy out of self-service bins built into a wall.  We had bad lighting, milk crates with Astroturf covers, … Continue reading

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Eat This Now: Steve’s Springtime Asparagus Pasta

Working at Fairway Market all these years has made me relish the changing of the seasons.  Right now as we move toward Springtime, I’m beginning to see beautiful asparagus in my stores. So my wife and I will be doing … Continue reading

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The Truth About Olive Oil and Olive Oil Hysteria

I am an importer and retailer of more brands of olive oil than I can count.  I work at the Fairway Markets, a twelve-store-and-growing chain of specialty supermarkets in New York City, New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut.  I … Continue reading

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A Birders’ Dismay or Why There Ain’t No Birds in Europe No More

Several of your  Fairway people have been serious birders for most of their lives.  We have long been aware that Europe, except as a fly-over for migratory birds, has become less and less a home for birds — songbirds, water … Continue reading

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New from our Superstar Chefs: The Fairway Charcutier’s Classic Pate and Terrine

Entertaining? Looking for a treat? Head to Fairway’s deli counter and don’t leave without a hunk of these intensely decadent, flavorful creations made with love and time-honored recipes by our talented chefs. Here’s what’s new and incredible: PATE D’AGNEAU ET … Continue reading

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