The Takeaway

U.S. Bogged Down With Too Many Cranberries

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The holiday season is the golden hour for cranberries. But this year there are a few too many berries for Americans to consume.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Pies, Crisps, and Cobblers: Making the Most of Your Summer Fruit

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Melissa Clark offers tips on what to do with all the fruit that’s in season right now—peaches, plums, apricots, melons, berries and more! 

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Appreciating Apricots

Friday, July 26, 2013

If you happen to pass by a pile of apricots at a farmers market in the New York area, take a little time to appreciate the combination of skill and luck that brought them to harvest. While California produces a bounty of the fuzzy little stone fruit, locally grown apricots are a comparative rarity and the season is short.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Getting to Know Gooseberries

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge of The Fabulous Beekman Boys talk about the gooseberry craze of the 19th century. Try a recipe for Beekman 1802 Goat Cheese Gooseberry Fool. 

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: A Fleeting Season for Local Cherries

Friday, July 05, 2013

Tom Wickham of Wickham's Fruit Farm explains why cherry season is so short. Find out where to pick the last cherries of the year in the New York area. Also, try recipes for cherry claflouti and sweet cherry sauce.

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Baked Apple: Fruit Vendors Struggle With Summer Heat

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Fruit vendors at green market carts around the city say they have been struggling to keep themselves cool and produce fresh in the stifling summer heat.



My Growing Fruit Sticker Collection

Friday, July 29, 2011

There used to be a time when the only sticker found on a piece of fruit was the brand label for Chiquita bananas. My siblings and I used to stick them in the middle of our foreheads when we were kids. Now, I could cover my entire face with the number of fruit and veggie stickers I've been encountering this summer.

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The Takeaway

Summer Fruit Pie Smackdown

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's summer time, and what better time to enjoy a fruit pie or the triumph of culinary competition? We're doing both in The Takeaway's summer fruit pie smackdown.

Melissa Clark from the New York Times is ready to rumble with her sour cherry pie. And Deb Perelman of brings her own strawberry rhubarb pie to the competition.

Serving as the judge is Emily Elsen, third-generation pie maker, featured chef on the Cooking Channel's Unique Eats, and owner (along with her sister Melissa Elsen) of Four and Twenty Blackbirds Pie Shop in Brooklyn, NY.  (recipes after the jump.)

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Studio 360

Playing With Our Food

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We got nearly 200 great entries to our redesign Valentine challenge. And on last week's show, Elizabeth Gilbert picked the winning entry: a bouquet of rolled bacon strips that look like roses (only yummier!) by Sarah Tisdale. As Gilbert said so aptly, 'Nothing can compete ...

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