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When you see a small group of shoppers in a fruit department in front of baskets of side-by-side peaches and plums, chances are very strong most will choose peaches for their bags. The truth is, fresh plums are not very popular, though their “afterlife” as prunes, gives them a second crack at popularity. Almost no one puts plums on cold cereal, they don’t cut well, they just sort of crumble-under and, for some reason, we don’t see cartons of plumb juice for sale. Continue reading
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Could the world get along very well without onions or garlic? Probably not very well, as we include them in most everything we cook. Could the world get along without shallots? Probably! However, it would be a world without a very interesting, distinctive, mellow, sophisticated, hard-to-place, musky-flavored members of the onion family.
Shallots are heralded highly in the fancy kitchens of France and are an integral part of their classical sauces, compounded butters and dressings. Continue reading
Large, dark-purple, round eggplants have been with us for years, really our only eggplant.
And, a good one was tricky to buy and cook well. It could have too many seeds. It could be very bitter. Its skin was tough, and it was generally a chore to work with. Part of this was slicing it, salting it heavily, letting it stand a good period of time before rinsing to salt away and preparing to fry it and keeping it from blotting in too much oil for taste sake as well as health sake. Continue reading
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