Tag Archives: produce

Fairway Market: One of the Wonders of the World

We stumbled across this great video by Chef Todd Mohr. He’s travelled to wonderful local markets from Kawaii to Paris. Now here he is at our 74th Street store, to behold the splendor of our fruits and veggies, cheeses, meats, deli & appetizing counter, our bakery wafting heavenly baking-right-now-baguette-aromas and all the rest.

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The Fabulous Fruit: Tomatoes

With great flavor, stunning variety, amazing cooking versatility, and some cutting-edge health benefits, the tomato fruit (yes, I said “fruit”) still reigns supreme as the star of the produce aisle. Often confused for vegetables because of our tendency to put them in salads, the tomato is actually a fruit. This is most evident when you […]

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Get Your Head Out of the Oven! Our Favorite No-Cook Meals

People–it’s hot. Hot enough to get sweaty in the one short block from apartment to subway. Hot enough to think any activity in AC or a body of water is enormously enticing. Hot enough that I don’t want to go anywhere near an oven, or a hot stovetop, or anything to risk raising my already […]

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Visiting Our Farmers: A Summer Bounty in Vineland, New Jersey

Longer, sun-drenched days, beach trips, fresh veggies, and candy-sweet fruit. It’s summertime, baby! Or nearly summer. Dan and Mitchel make a short trip to Tom Pontano & Son Farms, in Vineland, New Jersey, where we get some of the beautiful lettuces that grace our shelves. They find crunchy romaine; green leaf lettuce—super soft and sweet; freakishly […]

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Love Those Melons: Galia Melons and How to Tell if a Melon is Ripe

Galia melons are awesome. I cut one up for breakfast the other day, but only half the melon made it to my bowl. The rest I munched perched over my cutting board. They are uber sweet and juicy–the perfect refreshing fruit for summertime, and a welcome addition to any fruit salad. A galia looks like […]

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