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  • Picture courtesy of Walt Hubis. The Belgian endive is a pale green, torpedo shaped head of leaves, about the size of your palm.  When you bite into a leaf, it... 0

    Belgian Endive

    Picture courtesy of Walt Hubis. The Belgian endive is a pale green, torpedo shaped head of leaves, about the size of your palm.  When you bite into a leaf, it...

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  • When I was a wee one, hearing the term brussels sprouts would bring on a noticeable nose crinkles and a wholehearted, exaggerated “ew” face.  And yet, for the life of... 0

    Brussels Sprouts

    When I was a wee one, hearing the term brussels sprouts would bring on a noticeable nose crinkles and a wholehearted, exaggerated “ew” face.  And yet, for the life of...

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  • My very first memory of pork belly is mei cai kou rou, a traditional Chinese dish where the pork belly is first boiled, then marinated, then fried and finally steamed.... 0

    Pork Belly

    My very first memory of pork belly is mei cai kou rou, a traditional Chinese dish where the pork belly is first boiled, then marinated, then fried and finally steamed....

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  • Sorrel, also known as spinach dock or narrow-leaved dock, is a perennial herb with a palate-filling, lemon-like taste.  It is a slender plant with deep roots, juicy stems and edible... 0

    Sorrel

    Sorrel, also known as spinach dock or narrow-leaved dock, is a perennial herb with a palate-filling, lemon-like taste.  It is a slender plant with deep roots, juicy stems and edible...

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  • Who knew the turnip was part of the cabbage family! For many years, I blissfully ate the bulbous root with little regard for the green nubbins protruding off the top.... 0

    The Turnip

    Who knew the turnip was part of the cabbage family! For many years, I blissfully ate the bulbous root with little regard for the green nubbins protruding off the top....

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  • Dating back more than 4,000 years to Mesopotamian times, the sturdy leek is perhaps the most overlooked member of the allium family, which includes the ubiquitous onion and garlic. This... 0

    Leek

    Dating back more than 4,000 years to Mesopotamian times, the sturdy leek is perhaps the most overlooked member of the allium family, which includes the ubiquitous onion and garlic. This...

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  • These days, a simple drizzle of honey takes on so much more significance, as researchers are still no closer to knowing why honey bee colonies across the United States are... 0

    Honey

    These days, a simple drizzle of honey takes on so much more significance, as researchers are still no closer to knowing why honey bee colonies across the United States are...

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  • For years I harbored an affair with the avocado. On certain cool, sunny mornings, I sigh deeply, enjoying the feel of my knife snapping through the rough outer shell and... 0

    Avocado

    For years I harbored an affair with the avocado. On certain cool, sunny mornings, I sigh deeply, enjoying the feel of my knife snapping through the rough outer shell and...

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