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Bay leaf: An old leaf for the new year - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday January 06, 2009, 1:59 PM. BOB FILA/CHICAGO TRIBUNE. James Simon, a Rutgers professor who directs...
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As luck would have it, black-eyed peas - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday December 30, 2008, 3:46 PM. M. KATHLEEN KELLY/FOR THE STAR-LEDGERBlack-eyed peas are traditionally ...
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Imported products run circles around others in the markets ... by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday December 23, 2008, 3:32 PM. AP Photo/Marco Vasini/FILEParma hams are seen at the "Pio Tosini" ...
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Now starring the persimmon - Entertaining - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday December 16, 2008, 2:33 PM. With ersatz Stars of Bethlehem twinkling on Christmas trees and Stars ...
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A fish tale - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco. Tuesday December 18, 2007, 3:19 PM. ED MURRAY/THE STAR-LEDGER. Octopus salad is just one of the dishes prepared by Anthony ...
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Eggnog enlightenment - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco. Tuesday December 18, 2007, 3:27 PM. MCT. At this time of year, even the most health-conscious may find it hard to resist a ...
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Deck the plates with Brussels sprouts - Entertaining - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday December 09, 2008, 4:52 PM. For some, finding Brussels sprouts on their dinner plate is tantamount ...
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Holidays feature flavor and flair of fennel - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For the Star-Ledger. Tuesday December 02, 2008, 5:02 PM. Aromatic and crunchy, fennel makes its most abundant appearance in ...
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A toast to Thanksgiving A cornucopia of advice for the budget ... BY MARY ANN CASTRONOVO FUSCO. FOR THE STAR-LEDGER. As she prepares for her family's annual Thanksgiving gathering at her home in Paramus, Linda Golba, ...
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Many reasons to use raisins - NJ.com BY MARY ANN CASTRONOVO FUSCO. FOR THE STAR-LEDGER. Seasoned cooks know that the biggest impact can come from the smallest of ingredients Takes raisins, ...
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A fresh take on cranberries - Entertaining - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday November 04, 2008, 4:05 PM. By now most of the cranberry bogs of the fabled Pine Barrens have been ...
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A seedy proposition from the pumpkin patch - Entertaining - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday October 28, 2008, 1:48 PM. One would think that sales of pumpkin seeds would soar at Halloween, ...
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From east to west with Asian pears - Entertaining - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco. Tuesday September 30, 2008, 3:28 PM. Diana Boesch of Frenchtown, a secretary at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon ...
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Cabbage crunch - Entertaining - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday October 07, 2008, 4:26 PM. When hunger strikes at work, some people might munch on candy; others, ...
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A plug for pears - Dining - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco, For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday October 02, 2007, 10:00 PM. M. WHALLEYThe goal of pear growers is to pick their fruit when it's ...
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Jersey peaches are cooking up just fine and dandy - Entertaining ... by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday July 29, 2008, 4:23 PM. ED MURRAY/THE STAR-LEDGERAt roadside stands, tailgate markets and ...
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Take comfort with escarole - Entertaining - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday September 23, 2008, 2:22 PM. DALE SWANSON. Financial markets are in crisis, and on many fronts an ...
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Rah-rah for raspberries - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Wednesday September 17, 2008, 2:56 PM. The days are still warm and sunny, so it may be premature to be ...
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An introduction to figs - Entertaining - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday September 16, 2008, 1:40 PM. KRT. Each year around this time, Socrates Kyritsis's backyard in ...
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Plum delicious - Entertaining - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday August 26, 2008, 1:59 PM. M. KATHLEEN KELLY/FOR THE STAR-LEDGER ...
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Scorching chilis are hot - Entertaining - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday August 19, 2008, 1:38 PM. As far as food is concerned, for some it just can't get hot enough. ...
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Get fresh with eggplant - Entertaining - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday August 05, 2008, 1:32 PM. Right along with Jersey tomatoes and farm-fresh sweet corn, ...
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You can't beat fresh cantaloupe - Entertaining - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday July 22, 2008, 5:14 PM. SCOTT LITUCHY/THE STAR-LEDGER. On a recent outing to Warren County, ...
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Three cheers for the red, white and blueberries - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday July 01, 2008, 5:12 PM. Good pollination, timely rainfall, and plenty of sunshine have local ...
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'Ramapo' tomato makes a comeback - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Wednesday July 16, 2008, 9:00 PM. Noah Addis/The Star-LedgerWorkers harvest tomatoes at Sheppard Farms in ...
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Going green with peas - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/ For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday June 03, 2008, 10:00 PM. JULIA EWAN. Packaged the way nature intended -- in neither boxes nor ...
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Here comes the sun, and the strawberries - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday May 27, 2008, 10:00 PM. The classic Beatles tune notwithstanding, strawberry fields are not ...
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Squash for a taste of summer, now - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday May 20, 2008, 10:00 PM. Red, white, and blue are the typical colors of choice for the upcoming ...
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Keeping up with the kohlrabi - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday May 13, 2008, 10:00 PM. AMANDA BROWN/THE STAR-LEDGER. As the local growing season kicks into gear, ...
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Culinary heirlooms - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday May 06, 2008, 10:00 PM. EARL53/MORGUEFILEFavorite dishes are coming back to life as cooks search ...
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Parsley is more than just a pretty leaf - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday May 06, 2008, 11:00 PM. No matter what the time of year, few things in the produce aisle ...
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A local taste for shallots - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco, For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday April 29, 2008, 2:50 PM. Once upon a time, New Jersey farmers grew almost all the shallots sold ...
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Speak up, if you want your (Jersey) asparagus - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday April 22, 2008, 10:00 PM. MARTIN GRIFF/TRENTON TIMES. As the mercury inches upward and the local ...
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Dandelion as underrated as underfoot - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday April 15, 2008, 10:00 PM. The spring planting season has barely begun and already some growers in ...
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Grapes, for sheer goodness - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday April 08, 2008, 10:00 PM. April is pruning time for vineyards -- and not just in the Napa and ...
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Easter finery: It's the season of the lambs - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday March 18, 2008, 10:00 PM. MITSU YASUKAWA/THE STAR-LEDGERGrilled rack of lamb at Corso 98 ...
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Leeks, for the cooking of the green - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday March 11, 2008, 10:00 PM. M. KATHLEEN KELLY/FOR THE STAR-LEDGERLeeks are one of the oldest known ...
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The strange and divine cherimoya - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday March 04, 2008, 4:12 PM. Exotic and aromatic, the cherimoya has been called nature's masterpiece, ...
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Meyer lemons for a twist on classic taste - NJ.com by MARY ANN CASTRONOVO FUSCO. Thursday February 21, 2008, 9:10 AM. Star-Ledger File Photo. Taut-skinned, glossy, and a sunny shade of yellow-orange, ...
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Worldwide potato appeal - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco/For The Star-Ledger. Wednesday January 16, 2008, 8:18 PM. Mashed, baked, fried or zapped -- not to mention chipped and dipped ...
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The power of the pomegranate - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco, For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday December 11, 2007, 12:58 PM. SCOTT LITUCHY/THE STAR-LEDGERLong popular in the lands of the Middle ...
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Calamari -- you don't have to be Italian - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco, For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday December 04, 2007, 11:00 PM. TIM FARRELL/THE STAR-LEDGER"Squid is one of the major harvests in ...
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Pecans at their peak - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco, For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday December 04, 2007, 10:05 PM. TIM FARRELL/THE STAR-LEDGERAlthough pecans are relatively easy to ...
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Sharp bite makes Swiss chard a perfect autumn green - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco, For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday November 27, 2007, 10:00 PM. NATIONAL GARDEN BUREAUAvailable year round and grown locally from ...
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The culinary spell of cilantro - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco, For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday October 30, 2007, 10:00 PM. STAR-LEDGER FILE PHOTOAromatically assertive, cilantro, ...
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Pumpkins, pure and simple - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco, For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday October 23, 2007, 10:00 PM. ORANGE COUNTY REGISTERA member of the Curcubita genus and native to ...
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Quince, a fall classic - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco, For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday October 16, 2007, 10:00 PM. Maricel Presilla of Zafra in Hoboken recalls eating quince paste in ...
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Mozzarella magic - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco, For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday October 09, 2007, 10:00 PM. MITSU YASUKAWA/THE STAR-LEDGERGiuseppe Cuomo stretches the melted ...
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Fun with cauliflower - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco, For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday October 09, 2007, 10:00 PM. M. KATHLEEN KELLY/FOR THE STAR-LEDGER ...
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There's more to garlic than meets the nose - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco, For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday September 11, 2007, 10:00 PM. BILL O' LEARY/THE WASHINGTON POSTOn Saturday, the Frelinghuysen ...
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For the love of beets - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco, For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday September 18, 2007, 10:00 PM. MIA SONG/THE STAR-LEDGER Despite the meager following, ...
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To every apple, there is a season - Dining - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco, For The Star-Ledger. Tuesday September 04, 2007, 10:00 PM. ASSOCIATED PRESS. Autumn is still more than two weeks away, ...
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Cultivating a local taste for tomatoes - NJ.com by Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco, For The Star-Ledger. Wednesday August 15, 2007, 7:14 PM. People are tired of the bland, pink-looking baseballs ...
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