At the 2017 International Food Blogging Conference in Sacramento, one of the sponsors was Avocados from Chile, the avocado promotion agency from that nation. The logic behind their promotional efforts in California is sound: United States avocado growers can’t meet growing U.S. demand The California avocado harvest is typically between April and September Chile is […]
How Much of an Avocado Is Edible?
Berkeley Bowl Marketplace in Berkeley, California is justly famous for its vast array of produce and their avocado selection is no exception. They sometimes sell five or more different sizes — I have seen pee wee, small, medium, large and extra large. Of course, each size has a different price and they are always sold […]
Eating on the Wild Side: “Pisang Mas” Bananas from Malaysia
(Updated 11/26/16: fixed broken links) As a child, I hated bananas. They were always around the house — my sister and brother loved them — and I liked banana bread, but their gluey texture and cloying sweetness repelled me. Nonetheless, when I went to Asia a few months ago, bananas were one of my food […]
Snakeskin fruit: a tropical fruit with bite
Although the world of food is continuously getting smaller — name an exotic cooking ingredient and I can probably find it in Bay Area markets — when it comes to fruit, the world is still quite large. Many fruits just can’t travel more than a few hundred miles without a severe degradation in quality. Others, […]