In Season: Kumquats




People in developed countries are spoiled when it comes to the availability and variety of food they have access to; especially so in and around urban centers.  Because our food supply chain is so globalized, most people don’t think of when a produce is in season.  The fact that I can make fresh guacamole in New York in the dead of winter is at most a small miracle and at the very least a logistical triumph.  But still, there are some products that remain elusively seasonal.

One of my favorites is the kumquat. Read More

In Season (soon): Fresh Garbanzo Beans


It is still way too early in the year for the glorious bounty of spring produce to start lining the market bins but the H-Mart near my house had fresh garbanzo beans.  This is a product that is elusive (and cheap) enough to warrant purchasing even with the possibility of off-season disappointment.  And while there ended up being a number of pods that contained undergrown beans, just having them in my refrigerator for a couple of days was a constant reminder of the eventual coming of Spring. Read More