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What's In Season In February: Pomelo, Buttercup Squash And Winter Carrots

Citrus, squash and roots in the dead of winter
Feb 9, 2015 10:00 am

Let's be honest: February is not the month to be shopping at the farmers' market. Yet there are still tasty finds to be had, namely in the citrus department. To be fair, only a few choice places grow said lemons, oranges, grapefruit and clementines. That doesn’t mean they don't deserve a shout-out. 

Recipes In Season: 30 Things To Cook In February

What we're braising, stir-frying, searing, baking
Jan 30, 2015 11:00 am

February can be a little dull in the kitchen. But consider this: You can't make cassoulet in the summer. I mean, you can. But don't. Nobody will come over for heavy sausage and confit-laden stew in the summer. But everyone will come over for that in February. Ditto for steak 'n' ale casserole and French onion soup. With all this in mind, here are a few other recipes we're relying on to make it to spring.  

Orange You Glad It's Dinnertime? 12 Ways To Cook With Sweet Winter Citrus.

Noodles, kebabs and salads, with health on the mind
Jan 20, 2015 12:00 pm

Yes, we know, nothing's in season. Except citrus! So that's why there are boxes of clementines everywhere? Yes, that is why. Rather than pine for peaches and plums, dig into the most winter-friendly fruit there is (vitamin C, right this way) and brighten up the dull weather with sweet-tart additions to noodles, kebabs, salads, seafood and more. Enjoy the aromatherapy.  

No Tomatoes? No Problem. 20 Seasonal Winter Pasta Dishes.

Heirlooms are out of season. We're okay with that.
Jan 6, 2015 12:00 pm

You're feeling pasta for dinner, and you should. So tomatoes are off the table, so what? Sure, you could crack open a can of diced, but...are you sure you want to? Instead, reel dinner back into season and opt for a white bolognese or puttanesca, tomato-less stuffed shells and naturally tomato-free options, like killer mac 'n cheese and pasta frittatas. 

What's In Season In January: Get Creative With Red Russian Kale, Salsify, Rutabaga

Winter can be grim. But there's lots to work with.
Jan 6, 2015 9:00 am

To be honest, there isn’t that much in season come January (unless, of course if you live in California). But that doesn't mean you can't shop the farmers market. During the colder months you will find a lot of root cellar produce, perfect for storing all winter long. "Obviously, root vegetables are what you have to work with this time of year," says chef Bryce Shuman of New York restaurant Betony. "We are using parsnips on the menu, kale, celery root and trying to find cool ways to use those ingredients." This month he shares some fun ideas.

25 Rib-Sticking Recipes To Cook In January

The cheesy, the braised, the spicy and comforting
Jan 5, 2015 10:00 am

It's January and we're feeling stews, chowders and marmalades made out of bacon and onions, since fruit's not exactly in season right now. Browse through our selection of comfort food, delicious braises and other hearty fare — from highly carnivore-friendly to entirely vegetarian, all of which will temporarily cure your sweet ripe tomato insanity. 

What's In Season In December: Sunchokes, Kumquats, Quince And Celery Root

NYC chef Brad Farmerie on 'gateway drug' produce
Dec 15, 2014 9:00 am

Early winter can be a challenging time to hunt for produce in the farmers market, but if you know what to buy it can be a rewarding venture as well. "I know that everyone always freaks out about summer, but if you are really looking around the farmers market, winter can be just as celebratory," says chef Brad Farmerie of the Manhattan restaurant Public. He took us on a journey through the winter market.

15 Bright Ideas For Clementine Zest

The tiny seasonal citrus gem has finally arrived!
Dec 2, 2014 12:00 pm

We've had our first clementine sightings, and boy is that good news! While it means winter is steadily creeping forth, it also means there's more than enough Vitamin C to go around. Best of all, the zest of these little bite-sized beauties is packed with bright, tart citrus flavor you can't get year-round. Sub in clementine zest for the orange and lemon in these 15 sweet and savory recipes and watch the magic happen. 

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