bananas

Two Major Fruit Companies Merge. What Does This Mean For The Future Of The Banana?

Chiquita and Fyffes are joining forces
Mar 10, 2014 12:30 pm
Photo: Steve Hopson

It’s a near certainty that the last banana you ate came from one of the four firms controlling the global market. Well, two of these firms have agreed to merge, creating the world’s largest banana company. More details, after the jump.

What's The Difference Between Bananas And Plantains?

One's sweet, one's savory. Both are awesome.
Aug 15, 2013 1:30 pm

So you see a bunch of what looks like bananas, but they're bigger, bright green, and have a thick skin. If you've ever raised an eyebrow at this shady looking banana imposter in your market of grocery, your suspicions are correct. These aren't bananas, they're plantains. Here's the difference, once and for all.

Banana Bread Pudding Cake Recipe

A peanut butter-infused cake we bow down to
Jun 28, 2013 2:01 pm

It's a good thing we stock up on peanut butter, because we're going to need it. Averie Sunshine's new cookbook, Peanut Butter Comfort, has over 100 innovative, delicious and yes, totally comforting peanut butter recipes. Next up, peanut butter-spiked banana bread pudding cake that's...how many desserts crammed into one? 

Peanut Butter And Banana Pancakes Recipe

With caramelized bananas, peanut butter maple syrup
Jun 23, 2013 10:01 am

It's a good thing we stock up on peanut butter, because we're going to need it. Averie Sunshine's new cookbook, Peanut Butter Comfort, has over 100 innovative, delicious and yes, totally comforting peanut butter recipes. First up, peanut butter and banana pancakes using the sweet stuff in every step.

Frozen Chocolate Bananas Recipe

Bluth-style bananas, just in time for Arrested D!
May 23, 2013 4:01 pm
frozen chocolate banana recipe
Photo: Vegan Feast Catering on Flickr

Now that I've gotten that out of my system, George Michael was right. Not about whether it's legal to touch your cousin in the state of California (still not), but that there's pretty much no recipe for a frozen chocolate banana. You dip it in the...chocolate, then roll it in nuts and freeze it in a cooler full of evidence. Or ice. You can't have a party without ice. The non-recipe, after the jump. 

Today's Snacktime: It's One Banana, Michael. What Could It Cost, $10?

AD's Bluth's Original Banana Stand comes to NYC
May 13, 2013 1:02 pm

Now you don't have to call it the OC, cause Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand has left the Orange for the Apple. Wow, that's too many fruits. Yes, tipped off by a friend who's just as unabashedly obsessed with Arrested Development as I am, I'll be getting a GOB (GOB!) on my snack break today — a crane dropped them off right over by Rockefeller Center.

Basic Banana Bread Recipe

The only banana bread recipe you'll ever need
Apr 5, 2013 2:01 pm
photo: Robyn Anderson on Flickr

Banana bread is perfect for breakfast or lunch. It's also a great way to use bananas that are brown and spotty, rather than just throwing them in the garbage. I like to double this recipe and make a big batch on a lazy Sunday afternoon, that way I have a slice for every day of the week. Serve banana bread warm with a pat of butter, or dollop of cream or yogurt.

Can Bananas Cure Over-Caffeination?

Fruit could be the answer to coffee jitters
Mar 5, 2013 11:02 am
Photo: Steve Hopson

We’ve all experienced that terrible feeling of not being able to sit still in the office or being unable to fall asleep at night as a result of over-caffeination. Could there be a simple cure to this problem? Read on.

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