Yesterday's culinary finds at Russo's Market were quite thrilling - the store transforms every season with epicurean delights; our last trip in the fall yielded pumpkins and gourds, and this time around they had moved on to winter squash and citrus fruits galore (someone may have gone overboard and bought a bushel of oranges ...) A winter wonderland of food - what more could you ask for?
Among yesterday's rare food finds were:
- Ugli fruit: a Jamaican tangelo, a citrus fruit created by hybridizing a grapefruit or pomelo, and orange and a tangerine. It is actually quite ugly:
- Yellow chives: popular in Chinese and Japanese cooking, yellow chives are milder and sweeter than their common green counterparts.
- Black trumpet mushrooms: black chanterelle mushrooms are popular in French cuisine because of its unlikely flavor: these fresh black beauties can actually taste like apricots!