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Fennel

Mark Bittman  10. 9.2011
Fennel is an underrated, underused vegetable that crunches like celery but tastes like licorice. (When I was a kid we called it "licorice...

Turnips

Mark Bittman  10. 9.2011
For years, home cooks have asked me what to do with the turnips that inevitably show up in farmers' markets, grocery-store produce bins,...

Leeks

Mark Bittman  10. 9.2011
Leeks -- generally the most expensive member of the onion family -- are also the most interesting in flavor and texture. They look like...

Cabbage

Mark Bittman  10. 9.2011
Cabbage gets a bad rap that I don't understand. It's dirt cheap, lasts forever in the refrigerator (compared to most vegetables, at least),...

Oranges

10. 9.2011
In the dead of winter, when most good fresh fruit is a distant memory, oranges are a godsend. Juicy, sweet, and vibrant in color and flavor,...

Artichokes

Mark Bittman  10. 9.2011
Amazingly -- even though a good portion of artichokes are inedible and preparing them is a somewhat arduous task -- artichokes are ridiculously...

Rice and Beans

Mark Bittman  10. 9.2011
Rice and beans aren't a seasonal dish; they're a staple, arguably one of the world's most important combinations, and you can (and should)...

Onions

Mark Bittman  10. 9.2011
With the possible exception of garlic, no vegetable is more indispensable to me than the onion, an essential component of a well-stocked...

Pears

Mark Bittman  10. 9.2011
Like their cousin the apple, pears are often sold hard and crunchy. But unlike apples, pears aren't at their best this way; biting into...

Tortilla and Pita Chips

Mark Bittman  10. 9.2011
I know almost no one who makes tortilla or pita chips at home instead of buying them -- a shame, because homemade chips are dead easy and...

Bean Sprouts

Mark Bittman  10. 9.2011
Bean sprouts are the only vegetable I can think of that you can grow very easily at home, even if you don't have a garden. Of course, they're...

Cauliflower

10. 9.2011
What's not to love about cauliflower? This question may sound facetious -- cauliflower has such a terrible reputation among picky children...

Mark Bittman's Guide to Spring Produce

Mark Bittman  10. 9.2011
AlamyMark Bittman, food columnist and author of the heralded How to Cook Everything, knows how to handle produce. Now that spring...
Food Court: The Week's Winners & Losers In Food News

Food Court: The Week's Winners & Losers In Food News

10. 4.2011
In which Shelly Peppel and Fran Brennan, the editors of Food52 News, pass judgement on last week's top food news. • Winner: Risk...