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Produce Varieties

GOING BANANAS

By | Asian Produce, Autumn, Fruit, herbs, Produce, Produce Varieties, Spring, Summer, Sydney Markets, Vegetable, Winter | No Comments

FRESH FACT:  Bananas (much like money) do NOT grow on trees. Related to the lily and orchid, the banana plant is actually a giant herb that produces edible fruit, known to reach 9m in height, it is the world’s largest perennial plant without a woody stem.   The banana is one of the most well known and easily recognisable fruits…

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Exotic Mushrooms

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FRESH FACT: The oyster mushroom is used widely in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Indian cooking and is often considered to be an ‘Asian mushroom’, in actual fact however the fungus was first cultivated in Germany (circa 1917) as a subsistence measure after WW1. Since this time, oyster mushrooms have gone on to become one of the world’s most important mushroom…

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FRESH FLAVOURS FROM THE MARKETS

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Q: Stephanie Alexander says she can’t a few days without cooking one, but what is a mad apple? October is the time of year when we start to get quietly excited about the ‘different’ produce lines showing up at that markets. Beyond the New Season Australian white asparagus (just in and exceptional quality), Halloween Pumpkins (ready for carving) and the new…

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MARKET 5: SPECIALTY PRODUCE

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Q: Are Warrigal Greens an all-Australian speciality? Having worked on premium food magazines for much of the last decade, I am fully able to appreciate the overwhelming momentum of the ‘foodie culture’ here in Australia. Whether you put it down to the rise of the ‘Celebrity Chef’, industry efforts to make great food more accessible or the influence of stunning…

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