Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market as photographed by Paul Souders

November 19, 1999 -- On the Friday before Thanksgiving, it's been a Morning Edition tradition to help you with your weekend holiday marketing. NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg went to Seattle's Pike Place Market last month to think about her holiday shopping and to track down ingredients for the other NPR Thanksgiving tradition -- Mama Stamberg's Cranberry relish.

Pike Place Market
Pike Place as photographed by Paul Souders

Pike Place Market has fish, flutes, flowers and more. It's been there, on Seattle's Eliott Bay, since 1907. A fisher and farmer's market first, the flutes, pins, sweaters, crafts and cafes came later. Over the years, waves of immigrants set up stalls in the market -- Scandanavians, Sephardic Jews, Japanese, Italians, Laotians...

Braiden Rex-Johnson
Braiden Rex-Johnson

Photographer Paul Souders and cookbook author Braiden Rex-Johnson live just a fish toss away from the Pike Place Market. Their new book Inside the Pike Place Market: Exploring America's Favorite Farmer's Market (Sasquatch Books) captures a day in the life of the oldest continuously operating farmer's market in the United States.

audio buttonListen to Susan Stamberg as she meets Braiden Rex-Johnson, catches a fish, and presents that holiday recipe favorite -- the relish that sounds terrible, but tastes terrific.

Check out Susan Stamberg's recipes: Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish and Garlicky Cranberry Chutney.