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By | Fruit, Produce, Produce Varieties, Sydney Markets, Winter | No Comments

Q: What gives a pear its unique melting texture? While the cold weather is having an adverse reaction on many fruit and veg lines, apples and pears are a reliable addition to the menu with quality consistent and stock readily available. With harvesting taking place between Jan-May each year, apple and pear varieties have been relatively unaffected by recent weather…

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By | Asian Produce, Autumn, availability, Local, Produce, Produce Varieties, Sydney Markets, Vegetable, Winter | No Comments

Q: What plant did these vastly different vegetables stem from? While they may seem an unlikely grouping, the Winter vegetables listed below are all from the same species. They are all classified as cultivars of Brassica Oleracea, one of the world’s most diverse plant species which includes kale, collard greens, broccoli, broccolini, chinese broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages, Brussels sprouts and kohlrabi….

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By | Fruit, Local, Produce, Summer, supply, Sydney Markets | No Comments

Q: What is the French Paradox and what does it have to do with grapes?  In the spirit of the NSW Wine Festival taking place in Hyde Park this weekend, our bulletin this week is dedicated to the world’s fifth largest fruit crop- grapes. While an estimated 71% of grapes are destined to become wine, an impressive 27%, equivalent to…

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Q: What is the best way to store fresh wasabi? A popular accompaniment to Japanese cuisine, Wasabi (Japanese horseradish) packs a punch similar to a very hot mustard. While hot enough to separate the boys from the men, wasabi doesn’t coat the tongue, so even after a good dose you won’t lose the more subtle flavours of the dish. Notoriously…

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