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How to cook mango

The mango is an oval fruit with a smooth, inedible skin that varies from green to yellow to red. The fruit ranges from 2 to 9 inches long. The yellow to orange flesh of a mango is soft and very juicy. The flesh encloses one large, fibrous seed. When ripe, the fruit exudes a rich […]


How to cook lychees

The lychee is a small spherical fruit, 1 to 2 inches in diameter, with a rough, inedible, bright-red shell. Inside the shell, the creamy translucent flesh surrounds a single dark, shiny seed. The texture is smooth, chewy, and sweet. Family – Sapindaceae Scientific name – Litchi chinensis Sonn. Common name – lychee, litchi High in […]


Wild Risotto Recipe

This colourful risotto makes an excellent healthy dinner party main course if served with salad – and it’s easy to make a vegan version, too… Serves: 4 1 l/1 ¾ pints vegetable stock (you may need more) 10ml/2 tsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 375g/12 oz arborio rice 150ml/5 fl oz dry white wine […]


How to cook loquat

The loquat is a small pear-shaped fruit that grows to about 3 inches in length and has thin yellow skin that is sometimes covered with a fine down. When the fruit is ripe, the skin peels easily from the flesh. The flesh is juicy, translucent white to orange, and slightly tart, although immature fruits can […]


How to cook longan

The longan is a small fruit similar to the lychee. The fruit, which develops in drooping clusters, is about 1 inch in diameter and has a smooth, yellow-brown skin. Inside is a single black seed surrounded by white, translucent flesh that has a sweet, slightly musky flavor. Family – Sapindaceae Scientific name – Nephelium longana […]


How to cook lime

The lime is a small citrus fruit with thin, smooth, dark-green skin, measuring about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter. The pulp is pale green and is divided into 10 to 12 segments. The fruit has an aromatic taste but is too tart for eating out of hand. Its primary use is to flavor other […]


The Inn on First Chef Invited to Join Napa’s Downtown Association Chef Series

Napa, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Jim Gunther, chef at The Inn on First, was recently invited to be a part of Napa’s Downtown Association Chef Series. As part of this series, he demonstrates how to make the Corn Dog Omelet, a savory rolled omelet with spinach, prosciutto and cheese dipped in corn dog batter, […]


How to cook lemon

The lemon is a small, oval, bright-yellow citrus fruit that bulges at the blossom end. The flesh is tart and acidic and is not usually eaten out of hand. Lemons are available year-round, but production is slightly higher in the spring and summer. Family – Rutaceae Scientific name – Citrus limonia Common name – lemon […]


How to cook kumquat

The kumquat is a small fruit, about 1 to 2 inches in diameter, round or oval, that resembles a small orange in flavor and appearance. Its name is derived from the Chinese word “kam kwat”, meaning gold orange. Its thin, bright-orange skin has a sweet, spicy taste, and its slightly dry flesh, which contains numerous […]


How to cook kiwi

The kiwi is a small fruit (approximately the size and shape of a large hen’s egg) with a brown, hairy skin. Its flesh is bright green, with tiny, black, edible seeds arranged in circular rows. The fruit has a mild, sweet flavor, which has variously been described as resembling citrus, melon, and strawberry, with a […]




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