How Did the Most Popular Apples Get Their Names?

Ever wondered how certain apples got their names? Here are the stories behind a few of our favorite apple varieties. There’s a plethora of perfect produce this time of year, and our favorite seasonal...

May–July 2021 Baking COTM: Yossy Arefi’s Snacking Cakes, Sweeter Off the Vine & Blog

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 9 months ago

Welcome to our May–July 2021 BCOTM, where we’ll be baking our way through Yossy Arefi’s books SNACKING CAKES and SWEETER OFF THE VINE and her baking blog, http://www.apt2bbakingco.com/. You can ...

Am I the only one who hates Harry & David?

by aliris 14 years ago

Harry & David is mysteriously popular, it seems to me. Every year I receive at least one of their baskets piled high with mostly paper and air and absolutely dreadful bags of stale, tasteless-at-b...

"Freshway Foodmart, Markham" - Some more truly RARE find!!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

- LIVE PERCEBES (Gooseneck bannacles) at a very reasonable price! May be reason why all the good, big ones were gone?! - A rare, limited edition 'Queen of mandarin' - SCARLET BEAUTY from China...

FRUIT CURD -- Home Cooking Dish of the Month, May 2021

by masha 9 months ago

Welcome to the Reporting Thread for our May 2021 Dish of the Month (“DOTM”), Fruit Curd. The purpose of this thread is to collect reports from Hounds about their preparation of Fruit Curds during...

Vegetables + fruit in season? Favorite website or app or book recommendations

by novaks 4 months ago

Hi Do you have a favorite website or app or book that you refer to often, to figure out which vegetables or fruits are in season? There are so many possibilities. I’m looking for one reliab...

Fresh quince in TO

by prima 5 months ago

Has anyone seen fresh quince in the GTA recently? Either at stores or a farmers’ market? TIA

Why is there no fresh guanabana in the US?

by Steve 12 years ago

Guanabana (aka Soursop) is a tropical fruit that seems to be unavailable in the US, except for frozen pulp and the like. Does anyone know why? It's amazingly popular, and you can find the juice i...


Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 5 years ago

Please use this thread for all reports and discussion of recipes from Rustic Fruit Desserts: Crumbles, Buckles, Cobblers, Pandowdies, and More, our Baking and Dessert COTM for June, July, and Augus...

Supermarket "Special" Produce

by zackly 5 months ago

Do supermarkets get offers of inferior produce at discounted prices that they offer at sale prices? I bought a seedless watermelon this week for $3.99. It looked beautiful, was very heavy for its s...

Close encounter with a couple of ' really...really....really ' EXPENSIVE FRUITS!!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 7 months ago

AWE-STRUCK!!! Close encounter with the MOST EXPENSIVE Mango I have ever come across at 'Freshway Foodmart, Markham'! Price of these two ' Miyazaki Kamyuku Mango ' ( $150 ) = Cost of a tasting...

The Ms. stews Ballarat apples, or, Rhubarb revisted

by mordylishus 10 months ago

See the previous discussion of rhubarb and my English wife: https://www.chowhound.com/post/rhubarb-969783 Well, she was at it again. I got about 10kg of an excellent English cooking apple, Balla...

"FRESHWAY FOODMART, First Markham Place" - For exotic fruits and hard-to-find seafood and meat, this place is tough to beat!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 9 months ago

Wearing two masks and armed with a single shot of Pfizer vaccine, I went on a crazy, bank-breaking, grocery shopping spree this lunch time at 'Freshway, Markham'. Picked and bought some interestin...

2021 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

New editions of the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists.

Anyone order Florida Honeybells this year?

by fasttimes 4 years ago

The navel oranges we’ve been getting the past two years have been absolute crap. No flavor to them whatsoever. Two years ago they were amazing, large bombs full of meaty, juicy flesh. I’m about ...

Book on Buying Produce

by the3rdPoliceman 12 months ago

I'm looking for a book to give comprehensive advice on how to choose fruit, vegetables, meats etc. Anyone have any recommendations?

CITRUS SALADS - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, December 2016

by L.Nightshade 5 years ago

Welcome to the last Dish of the Month for 2016! This is the thread for reporting on the Citrus Salads that you make during December. You can always come back at any time in the future to share ...

Calling All Gardener Cooks...

by MunchkinRedux 1 year ago

It's peak season for summer veggies in the PNW where I live. That means some long days in the garden, followed by many hours in the kitchen cooking with and preserving all our fresh produce. It m...

Avocados don't ripen? Slow to turn dark and they stay hard

by mushroomaffairs 1 year ago

My are Shoprite stores having been selling avocados every week for only $.89/ea so I've been buying a number of them. I've left some in a bowl with other fruits like bananas, apples and tomatoes a...

Italian Prune Plums - Did I miss the season?

by MrIncognito1 10 years ago

Just was wondering if I missed the season for Italian Prune Plums this year. I usually check Whole Foods in Sept-Oct for them but I haven't been able to get to a Whole Foods or the JFX market for ...

Where to find torpedo melons in Toronto?

by ilinda 1 year ago

I am wondering if anyone has found where to buy Torpedo melons in Toronto. They look like rugby footballs, large, long and oval, but with a yellow-green skin similar to a cantaloupe. They have ligh...