Volume 43, No. 2 - March & April 2011
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- The Fruit That Dares Not Speak its Name
- Varietal names have traditionally helped consumers know how certain fruits can
be expected to taste, and whether to buy them for eating fresh or for use in canning
or their culinary pursuits. But the era in which shoppers could rely upon
known favorites is fading from Americans’ consciousness. David Karp articulates
this discontentment, one that has become well known to discerning shoppers.
- The Kokum of India
- How many readers have neither seen nor tasted a mangosteen and wished they
could? How many have seen and tasted them and wished they were more available
in the U.S.? Well, in this issue we learn that the mangosteen has a cousin whose
flavor is more preferable in some quarters than that of the mangosteen itself. Ken
Love and Shree Padre team up to give us a look at a rare fruit most readers probably
have not seen: Kokum, a close relative of the prized mangosteen, and quite
popular in a limited region of India, where it is used in a variety of ways.
- Puerto Rico Travelogue #2: Sampling Fresh Coffee Berries
- In the second installment of her Puerto Rico travelogue series, Jamlady Bev Alfeld
gets a whirlwind look at the traditional methods of gathering and processing coffee
beans. Again hosted by some hospitable folks in Puerto Rico she gets a taste of
the bean’s fruity covering as she eats them out of hand straight off the bushes.
- News & Notices
CRFG Officers and Chapters
Fruit Gardener Display Advertising Rates
Fruit Gardener Subscriptions
Tribute, Mits Kawahara
- Ask The Experts—ANTICIPATING SPRING
From The Editor
From the President
Jamming with Jamlady—PUERTO RICO, PART TWO
The CRFG Kitchen—BRAISED POMEGRANATE CHICKEN
Organic Gardening—STARTING WITH THE BASICS
The Marketplace—CRFG GOODIES & CLASSIFIED
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