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December's Must-Try Food Guide
Also called a honeybell, this citrus fruit is a hybrid of a tangerine and either a pomelo (a citrus fruit native to Southeast Asia) or a grapefruit. They're juicy, easier to peel than oranges because of their loose skin, and have a distinguishing little knob at the top.
Even better than the traditional cookies, a slice of gingerbread is a moist, delicious taste of heaven. Follow this recipe, which calls for cinnamon, cloves, ginger, molasses and buttermilk, and includes instructions for making a spiced honey butter with freshly grated ginger.
Soothe sore throats with a big bowl of this classic winter elixir. This recipe includes tortellini, while this one is built on Thai flavors, and you'll never believe that Luther Vandross created this Mediterranean take.
If you can't make it to the University of California, Berkeley's 42nd annual Fungus Fair this weekend, celebrate these earthy treats at home. Try them in a bisque made with both dried and fresh mushrooms or risotto with wild mushrooms and chives, or serve crostini with wild mushrooms and mozzarella at your next holiday gathering.
Vegetables You'd Normally Cook...In Their Raw State
As food writer Melissa Clark explains in this article, the latest in vegetable fashion seems to be serving things raw that were once generally cooked. She experiments with chard, corn, butternut squash and, perhaps most surprisingly, turnips. Clark shares a recipe, or you could make these zucchini and marinated mushroom wraps, or Lisa Oz's lemony kale salad.
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