A Guide to Apple Baking, Saucing and Munching

Apples are the quintessential fall fruit. Perfectly perched on top of teachers’ desks and tucked into lunchboxes, apples are in their prime right now. Fall also brings with it a resurgent interest in baking. I’m finally feeling ready to return to the kitchen for a few cooking projects – whole baked apples, applesauce and even apple chips are on the list.

Food Trends: Odd Fruits

Cathy Strange’s role as global cheese and specialty foods buyer for Whole Foods Market® puts her in the unique position of travelling the world to not only discover and encourage the world’s great cheesemakers, but also to help advance the artisanal food movement and investigate the world’s emergent food trends. If a new preparation technique is causing ripples in Berlin, or a centuries-old curing tradition is gaining a foothold in Seattle, Cathy knows about it.

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Heirloom Tomato Virtual Potluck

Heirloom Tomato Pesto Galette, Photo courtesy of Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod

23 Ways With Ravishing Raspberries

Raspberry Nice CreamLately, I’ve been on a “nice cream” kick. Nice cream is a non-dairy version of an ice cream-like frozen treat you whip up in your blender. The flavor possibilities are endless.

Heirloom Tomato Superstars

I’m a lucky man. In my job for Whole Foods Market® I get to work with farmers all over the country who are growing truly exceptional fruits and vegetables.

This is especially true with tomatoes. This year-round customer favorite comes in a dizzying array of varieties supplied by an overlapping mosaic of producers — large and small, local and long-haul, field and greenhouse — located throughout North America.

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Pears: The Perfect Partners

Whole Wheat German Pancake with PearsMy earliest memory of pears was the amazing pear orchard behind our house in northern California.

10 Ways to Beautify Your Summer Plate with Heirloom Tomatoes

Hazy summer days are winding to a close but the intriguing season of heirloom tomatoes is just ramping up.

Beloved for their intense flavors and natural beauty, heirloom tomatoes are classic varieties that have been preserved for generations.

Slice up a pile of sweet pink Brandywines and mild and tangy Evergreens or experiment with spunky yellow Sun Golds and rich, winey Cherokee Purples. You really can’t go wrong.

Savor the last moments of summer with the season’s most striking produce gems. Here are ten ways to beautify your plate.

Peak Season for Stone Fruits

Whole Wheat Couscous with Nectarines and PistachiosNectarines, cherries, mangoes, apricots, peaches and plums all fall under the name “stone fruits.” That’s be

5 Money-Saving Tips for Stone Fruit

Plums, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots…rock out to summer’s greatest hits: stone fruit. Here are five of our favorite tips for enjoying the season’s juiciest fruit for a song.

Heirloom Tomatoes: Unique, Intense and Naturally Gorgeous

Heirloom tomatoes are here! Our stores are bursting with all of their gorgeous hues and wildly different shapes.

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