Fun Food Facts

Seasonal Spotlight: Potatoes!

By Chef Kelly Unger of The Rooster & The Carrot Cooking Studio farm to table cooking classes We have some things to clear up about potatoes! First of all, potatoes and sweet potatoes are not related. Potatoes are a tuber in the nightshade family, and related to...

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Chef’s Note: Peppers

by Chef Kelly Unger of The Rooster and The Carrot Cooking Studio When I think of peppers, the first cuisine that pops to mind is Spanish, especially Spanish Basque cuisine. The Basques grow a unique pepper called the Espelette, named for the town where it is...

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Celebrating Peppers!

by Alex Dadio, Market Manager an·gi·o·sperm /ˈanjēəˌspərm/ nounBOTANY plural noun: angiosperms a plant that has flowers and produces seeds enclosed within a carpel. The angiosperms are a large group and include herbaceous plants, shrubs, grasses, and most trees....

Botanical Bulletin: Peaches

by Alex Dadio, Doylestown Market Manager Growing up, I had childhood fantasies of joining James and his band of insect comrades on their magical journey aboard their flying peach in Roald Dahl’s children’s story James and The Giant Peach.  I could just...

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Meet the Wild Allium Family

We got to the root of this group's most famous members: onion, garlic and shallot By BCFA Special Correspondent Courtney Linder Much like a French Mirepoix, the best things in life include carrots, onion, and celery. We're imagining comforting chicken soups,...

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Meet the Humble Carrot

Sure, the days feel shorter than ever, as the sun crests behind the hills in Eastern Pennsylvania at around 4:30 p.m. or so, but that doesn't mean that your cooking has to become equally dreary. Really, the dark, cold nights are an incredible excuse to bust out the stockpot and whip up a hearty Irish-style beef stew with maple and stout, or a pile of roasted root vegetables, seasoned well and caramelized on a sheet pan in the oven. Maybe even a carrot tart with ricotta and feta will feel just indulgent enough.

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