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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. 

Fall Fare: Salted Apple Bread Recipe

Too many apples? Make too much sweet-salty bread!
Oct 27, 2014 11:00 am
Photo: Winona Barton-Ballentine

If you're never been to the Ovenly bakery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, put it on your culinary bucket list and prepare for pastry nirvana. The award-winning duo of Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga are unbeatable at the baking game, so we picked up a copy of their brand-new cookbook, very simply titled Ovenly. Make this sweet and slightly salty apple bread while the apples pickings are good!

Infographic: Which Apples Are Best For Cooking, Baking, Eating Raw?

Varieties for pies, sauce, chips, salads and baking
Oct 22, 2014 8:00 am
what to do with apples

You went apple picking with the people you love, good for you! You win at fall. Now, what to do with all those apples? Before you go making twelve pies you'll then have to eat or find good homes for (neither of which is particularly difficult), consider what varieties you have and what each is best-suited for. This handy infographic is perfectly in season. 

That Time We Went Truffle Hunting And Bagged More Truffles Than Oprah

The "truffle freak" TV star was in Umbria
Oct 16, 2014 11:00 am

Oprah is a fan of truffles, those wonderfully perfumed and baller-grade expensive mushrooms that magically make your autumn bowl of risotto cost $98. Oprah is such a fan, in fact, that she recently went on a truffle hunt. The self-professed “truffle freak” took to Instagram with a couple of photos of her day with the dogs in Umbria. We also had our own truffle-hunting adventure, and it went even better than Oprah's! How is that even possible?

8 Ways To Use Juicy, Seasonal Pears Tonight

From savory to sweet, sandwich to dessert and more
Sep 23, 2014 1:00 pm

Just because stone fruit and melons are disappearing from the markets doesn't mean baking with fruit is over til next year. If you've never experienced the silky, velvety, fruity flavor that pears lend to your favorite baked goods, now's the time to go all in. Feel like something a little heavier? The other thing that pears are good for is meat. Use them in a sweet glaze for a standing rib roast or to add complexity to a hearty roast beef sandwich. Here are our 8 favorite ways to work this seasonal fruit into your game.

5 Farewell To Summer Blackberry Recipes To Make Right Now

Sweet, savory, frozen, spiked. Use those berries!
Sep 22, 2014 2:00 pm

Delectable, juicy summer fruit season is quickly slipping away, so stuff yourself with peaches, plums and berries before ...well, pears and citrus are good too. But blackberries are particularly ripe right now — a last hurrah if you will — so pick up a pint and peruse our favorite recipes from savory to sweet. Sweet including cocktails...

15 End-Of-Summer Dessert Recipes, Starring Fruit

Stone fruit and berries don't get better than this
Sep 12, 2014 10:00 am

Peaches. Melons. Mangos. People, these things are not in season all year long — just because you can technically find them at your supermarket doesn't mean they're going to sing their glorious chorus as loud as they will right now. Check out our 15-recipe tribute to sweet, juicy, perfectly ripe end of summer fruit and bake, grill, freeze and just pop berries in your mouth until the good stuff disappears. There there, it's going to be fine. 

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