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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 shrimper lives, a young guy and his wife raising young kids out where the Spanish […]

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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 is highly misleading. 

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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 fierce beauty fired by intense Provencale light upon wild herbs and a profusion of wildflowers. […]

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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 such a thing existed.  We were the first food store in the country to offer […]

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Dr. Gino Celletti’s 36 Truths About Olive Oil (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 about olive oil every week, and after 40 years of thinking about food, we finally […]

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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, sawdust on the wooden floor and a crow’s nest  where Harvey and Sally handled the […]

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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 this at least once a week for awhile:  We cut asparagus into 2-inch lengths, an […]

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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 have had great interest in and considerable experience with  the subject of olive oil for […]

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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 birds, birds of prey – all manner of birds.  The skies, the trees, the shorelines […]

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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 DE VEAU AUX FOIE DE PORC (pate of lamb and veal with pork liver) This […]

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