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Apples

There’s no doubt that cooler days and autumn evenings signal the start to the apple season. Ever since Adam bit into the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, apples have been the world’s most favorite fruit. There is evidence to suggest that the Stone Age man was partial to the apple, … [Read More]

What’s New In The North End Markets

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HIGH GEAR
Yes, I know that this is a jewelry store, but…they have a fabulous new line of baubles made from Tagua, a seed from a palm tree only found along the Pacific Coast of South America. It has acquired the name of “Vegetable Ivory” … [Read More]

SUMMER TOMATOES

The tomato is probably the most symbolic of foods associated with Italian cuisine; more tomatoes are eaten in Italy than any other vegetable. In reality the tomato did not enter the Italian pantry until the late 16th century when the Spanish brought it into the country. It was then described as a magical and medicinal plant to be used as a cure for various ailments as well as in the preparation of magical potions and aphrodisiacs. … [Read More]

Food Trends from Around the World

I recently returned from the Fancy Food Show in New York City where more than 73 countries and territories from around the world displayed their best specialty foods and beverages in hopes of attracting the attention of the US retail buyers. Although I spend most of my time attending educational seminars and workshops to learn about Italian food products and trends, … [Read More]

Food Trends From Around The World

I recently returned from the Fancy Food Show in New York City where more than 73 countries and territories from around the world displayed their best specialty foods and beverages in hopes of attracting the attention of the US retail buyers. Although I spend most of my time attending educational seminars and workshops to learn about Italian food products and trends, … [Read More]