Day: October 21, 2010

Getting Figs

If you think you don’t give a fig about figs, you’ve probably never had a fresh one. A perfectly ripe Black Mission is a far cry from a Fig Newton. The leathery skin, tender flesh and crunchy seeds make for a textural trifecta unmatched in the edible world. So for a few months a year, […]

Getting To Know Your Pears

Leading varieties usually found in American supermarkets include the following:Most North American pears are grown in Washington and Oregon (73% as of 2009). With more than a thousand hybrids, pear trees are easily crossbred but named varieties are typically grafted as they do not grow true from seed, much like squash. Anjou: Also known as […]