TIP OF THE DAY: Romanesco, Neither Broccoli Nor Cauliflower

Isn’t it beautiful? Romanesco looks like it’s been sculpted by an artist. It’s a member of the cruciferous vegetables family (Brassicaceae) that includes broccoli and cauliflower, among others. If it seems exotic, that’s because we rarely find it in U.S. markets. But romanesco grown in California is in season now. In the U.S., it’s also…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Kohlrabi

Violet kohlrabi. There’s also a light green variety. Photo courtesy The Good Eggs.   You’ve just gotten used to kale. Are you ready for another cruciferous vegetable, kohlrabi? A member of the powerful anti-carcinogenic Brassica family (formerly Crucifera), which also includes bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, mustard greens, rutabaga, turnips and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Cook A Perfect Prime Rib

Many families enjoy prime rib for the holidays. At our house, it was always on the holiday table. Jan Birnbaum, Executive Chef at Epic Roasthouse, a steakhouse on the San Francisco waterfront (great view of the Bay Bridge!), shares this advice so that you, too can cook the perfect prime rib. START WITH THE BUTCHER…
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