After years of having my husband or my parents pick something up for me because they were going to be in the neighborhood, I made my first trip to the 17th Street Market last night. It’s off my beaten path in an industrial area, but what a treat! This international (predominately Asian) market includes a fish monger and enough interesting goodies to keep me wandering the aisles for more than an hour. How unusual to find frozen banana leaves and Dutch hagelslag in Tucson! I found enough to fill my little shopping basket, but the reason for my trip was Forbidden Rice – which I’m eager to try after several friends have talked about having it in some of the nicer restaurants in town.
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.