A magnified photograph of a plout fruit

Pluot | What Are They and What to Do You Do with Them?

Part plum, part apricot, a pluot is exactly what it sounds like. Its name is a portmanteau of the two fruits it was bred from. That’s right, this bizarre fruit was not a victim of genetic engineering, rather it was simple cross-breeding and years of hard work that led to … Read More

A magnified view of a photograph of an english cucumber

English Cucumber | Thin-Skinned and Practically Seedless

You might not know it, but there are dozens and dozens of different cucumber varieties, ranging from the remarkably solid Persian cucumber, all the way to the Armenian cucumber (which is confusingly a melon in disguise). But what makes the English cucumber the crowd favorite is that it has been … Read More

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Cornichons | Little Pickles Or Something Much Greater?

Hailing from one of the food capitals of the world, France, cornichons are tiny pickled cucumbers that are usually found nestled amongst cured meats and creamy cheeses on a charcuterie board. These tiny pickles are bursting with a sweet and acidic kick that is perfect for cutting through the rich … Read More

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Mortadella | What Is It & Why Is It So Popular?

I know what you’re thinking, is mortadella just another cold cut that is having its time in the spotlight? Maybe it is enjoying its 15 minutes of fame for now, but given time you are sure it will die down and we’ll all be back on bologna? I’m sorry to … Read More

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Branzino | What is it & How Do We Use It?

Considered one of the healthier fishes you can eat, a typical branzino fish comes in at under 300 calories – a steal for the amount of flavor and food that you are able to get out of it. Rich in omega-3 and fish oil (what a surprise!), it is one … Read More

Cremini Mushrooms | A Closer Look & How To Store and Use Them

Sometimes called Italian mushrooms, the distinguishing characteristic of a Cremini mushroom is its tell-tale brown color size. Sitting somewhere between white button mushrooms and portabello mushrooms, the only thing that separates these from each other is how long they spent in the ground before they were picked. Because if you … Read More

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Halloumi Cheese | What Makes This Cheese So Popular?

Whether it’s fried, grilled or used as a standing for a sandwich filling, halloumi cheese has exploded in the past decade. Partially spurred on by the increased uptake of vegetarianism, this social feed filling cheese is seemingly in everything – but what is it? What Is Halloumi Cheese? Hailing from … Read More