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In Season Archive

October 17, 2011
Albacore Tuna

After a peak summer season spent feasting on herring, sardines, and the occasional squid, local albacore tuna are at their fattiest best.

November 1, 2010
Hen-of-the-Woods Mushrooms

Hen-of-the-woods mushrooms (a.k.a. maitakes) are prized for their deep, nutty flavor.

January 9, 2012

Parsnips thrive in chilly climates.

September 19, 2011
Sweet-Potato Leaves

Vegetable completists who devour every edible part of the plant will relish the sweet-potato leaf.

March 7, 2011
Purple-Top Turnips

Turnips weren’t always an off-season locavore punch line.

December 20, 2010
Rainbow Cookies

Christmas would not be complete without a batch of the almond sponge-cake concoctions known variously as rainbows.

May 16, 2011
Lily Bulbs

Better known for the flowers they produce, lily bulbs are a popular ingredient in Asian cuisine.

August 1, 2011

Rouge Romate exploits the vegetable’s high water content in an exceptionally refreshing beverage.

September 26, 2011
Grape Tomatoes

According to I Sodi chef Rita Sodi, they’re the best choice for recipes that call for a firm-fleshed tomato with a low water content.

November 28, 2011
Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts get a bad rap owing to the home cook’s tendency to overcook them.

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