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Why you should always eat the seeds

Hard squashes, aka winter squash and fall squash, are a uniquely American product. Early Native Americans held them in a place of reverence, as one of the Three Sisters, the other “sisters” being corn and beans. You may be wondering why. Well, it all comes down to the symbiotic nature these crops shared. Nutritionally, these...

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Feeling the squeeze: compressed fruit

Compress [verb kuh m-pres; noun kom-pres] verb (used with object) to press together; force into less space. So what does this have to do with produce? Compressed fruit (or vegetables), have become a popular technique in which we can change not only the texture of the produce, but also enhance and change the flavors. Wondering how and why? Think...

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The head of a lion, but mild as a lamb: Shishito peppers

Today we’re going to talk about Shishito peppers. As you can see, the head of the Shishito pepper looks just like the head of a lion, I guess. Shishito peppers are a mild pepper—you can eat them raw, but most people cook them. The cool thing about them is they’re thin-skinned, so they can be...

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Phil talks to us about the perfect piece of stone fruit, Georgia peaches.

Can this be the perfect piece of stone fruit?

  Today we’re going to talk about Georgia peaches. These peaches are from Pearson Farm in Fort Valley, Georgia. In my opinion, they’re the perfect piece of stone fruit. They have a very thin skin, the mixture of acidity and sweetness is almost perfect—not too sweet, not overly mushy, not too acidic, not too hard… this...

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How to win summer: cold soup

Want to win at summer? Try cold soup. Soup is the quintessential comfort food for many people; yet, it’s often relegated to the fall and winter seasons and is often hearty and warming. So what about summer soups? There is a long and varied history of cold soup in many parts of the world, including...

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Florida Lychee

Florida Lychee: limited season, limitless flavor

We are super excited that lychee are now in season. On the outside here you can see why some people would call them the Chinese strawberry, because it looks like a strawberry, with a bumpy leathery skin, but on the inside we have this perfumy, flowery, aromatic (flesh), that looks like a little peeled grape....

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Carrot tops, one chef’s trash is another chef’s pesto.

I’ve said it before…I love cooking with “trash!” I still haven’t found a use for the white pith on a pepper, lemon seeds, or the twist tie that holds baby vegetables together, but I can use just about anything else. In my line if work, I don’t only get to cook with delicious vegetables, but...

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How to get the most bang for your buck with herbs

Question: Herbs are perishable, how can I get the most bang for my buck with my herbs? Let’s talk about the magic of your freezer Your springtime bounty can be kept for weeks or months just with the magic of olive oil and your freezer. Blend up extra herbs and freeze them in ice cube...

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January is Fiber Focus Month

Looking to get healthy in the New Year? How about more of this…

January is Fiber Focus Month According to NBC News, “Get Healthy” was the top 2017 New Year’s resolution search, with 62,776,640 Google searches—up 13% from last year. With over 60 million people asking how to get healthy, what about doing something simple, like adding more fiber to your diet? But fiber means bran muffins! Fiber...

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Butternut Squash, the Autumnal Menu Accessory

It’s our favorite time of the year—ok, we feel like we say this a lot about whatever season we happen to be in, but seasonal produce is what makes us happy, and autumn brings with it an amazing assortment of cozy favorites as the weather starts to turn. Turning to our dear orange friend, the...

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How Watermelon Rinds Changed Phil’s Way of Thinking…

Food Waste is a hot topic right now—the numbers are in, and they are staggering. The USDA estimates food waste at 30–40% of the food supply. Have you ever thought about all of the peelings or trimmings of fresh produce that go into the trash? Phillip Spencer, Culinary Development Specialist of FreshPoint Atlanta, had some...

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