Friday, September 17, 2010
Just in time for the fall harvest season, chef Kelly Geary explains the basics of canning and offers a recipe for nectarine orange-blossom honey jam.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Pimientos de padrón only became available in the states about five years ago. Learn more about how the sometimes mild, sometimes firey peppers are prepared as a traditional tapas dish.
Friday, September 03, 2010
Tips on picking out perfectly ripe peaches — before summer is over. Also, try recipes for peachy quinoa and grilled peach and green tomato salad.
Monday, August 30, 2010
The mysterious and little-known ground cherry is an heirloom fruit that resembles a cross between a tiny tomato, tomatillo and a berry. Learn what they are and get a ground cherry compote recipe.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Pink-speckled cranberry beans are piling up at the local farmers' markets. We hear from Cathy Erway who writes the blogs Not Eating Out in New York and Lunch at Sixpoint and grows cranberry beans on the roof of the Sixpoint Brewery in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Find out how to grow and cook the fresh shell beans.
Friday, August 06, 2010
Paulette Satur and former Lutece chef Eberhard Müller of Satur Farms explain how to harvest the most flavorful basil. Try a recipe for grilled tomatillo salsa with purple basil.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Bitter melon may do everything from fight cancer cells to reduce sperm count. Try a recipe from Dr. Pamela Yee for pork-stuffed bitter melon with fermented black beans.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Learn more about foraging for purslane, an ultra-healthy succulent weed. Try chef Amy Chaplin's purslane salad with flax-chive dressing.
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Find out what types of mangoes are in season just in time for summer, and try Salon senior food writer Francis Lam's recipe for mango lassi.
Friday, July 02, 2010
Find out what's fresh at the greenmarket just in time for July 4. Also, try an easy red-white-and-blue recipe for queso fresco salsa.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Farmer and apiarist Annie Novak and other experts talk about why bees swarm in the spring and how local honey can treat seasonal allergies.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Rhubarb brings a unique tang and acidity to both sweet and savory dishes. Get a recipe for couscous with rhubarb, asparagus and walnuts here, and learn more about rhubarb wine.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
New York City's elite chefs are putting a new spin on blue collar food.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Strawberry season in the New York area is almost over. Learn why organic doesn't always mean pesticide-free when it comes to berries.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Mulberry trees all around the city are ripening and ready to drop fresh fruit right on the street. Try "Wildman" Steve Brill's recipe for mulberry crumble and explore a map of where to find fruit trees in New York City.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Though the oil spill continues to harm the Gulf Coast seafood industry, crawfish are still safe to eat — and now is the time to eat then, since the season concludes soon. Get a recipe for crawfish etoufée here.
Friday, May 14, 2010
This Tuesday, Queens County Farm Museum will auction off the first wine made from grapes grown right in Floral Park. Learn more about the über-local wine and vineyard.
Friday, May 07, 2010
Asparagus season got an early start this year with the warmer weather, and Greg Donaldson of Donaldson Farms says there are only four weeks left. Try his recipe for Marinated and Chilled Jersey Fresh Asparagus.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Cheese expert Tia Keenan says spring the best time for fresh cheeses like chevre, brie and camembert. Learn more about what affects the seasonality of cheese, and try Keenan's recipe for Cheese S'mores.