Red Chinese Mulberries
The Red Chinese mulberry tree is a broad, spreading bush or small tree dotted with small thorns. Like its mulberry relatives, the fruits are technically not a berries but rather aggregates of tiny fleshy drupes clustered around a single stem
Monterrey pears are a large variety from northern Mexico, botanically a cultivar of Pyrus pyrifolia. The Asian pear hybrid was selected from the tree of a popular southern Texas variety. Monterrey pears are a cross of European pear and a Japanese pear.
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Rapini, AKA Broccoli Rabe, is a cool season turnip plant with no bulb development. It should be harvested before florets form and flowers bolt. It has roughly textured, spiked, green leaves that have a pungent almost bitter flavor that mellows and becomes almost nutty when cooked. In fact, it is referred to as a "cooking green".
Available year-round, Rapini's peak season is from late fall through early spring.
Rapini is not related to broccoli. It is however, closely related to turnips, which explains why the leaves look a lot like turnip greens. Although broccoli-like buds do grow, a full broccoli head never forms. Instead, Rapini is grown for its mustard green-like leafy tops.
Cooking is the first step in taming this bitter green and softening its texture. It is best suited for wilting by steaming, blanching or slow simmering and adding it to baked dishes and pastas. Rapini benefits greatly from three simple additions: salt, fat and spice. It pairs well with rich creamy sauces, bacon, parmesan, olive oil, lemon and garlic.
The Chinese and Italians have held high esteem for Rapini and have realized its usefulness in cooking for centuries. It is first recognized in American culinary traditions in Southern recipes.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Empire House Urban Palate||San Diego CA||619-688-9283|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|The Compass||Carlsbad CA||760-434-1900|
|Gaslamp Union Kitchen & Tap||San Diego CA||619-795-9463|
|Capri Blu||San Diego CA||858-673-5100|
|Davanti Enoteca India St.||San Diego CA||619-237-9606|
|Buona Forchetta (Liberty Station)||San Diego CA||619-458-9231|
|Vineyard Gourmet Catering||Temecula CA||951-858-1585|
|Waypoint Public Del Sur||San Diego CA||858-312-8398|
|Lafayette Hotel||San Diego CA||619-296-2101|
|10 Barrel Brewing Co.||San Diego CA||619-886-2743|
|Hornblower Cruises||San Diego CA||619-686-8733|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Dolce Pane & Vino||Del Mar CA||858-832-1518|
|Monello||San Diego CA||619-501-0030|
|The Wooden Spoon||Escondido CA||760-445-2816|
|Ebisu Sushi Bar||San Diego CA||619-297-3119|
|Dinners by David Inc.||San Diego CA||619-518-3935|
|Isola Pizza Bar||San Diego CA||619-255-4230|
|Dolce at the Highlands||San Diego CA||858-847-2740|
|Union Kitchen & Tap (Encinitas)||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|Villa Capri 2 Family Style Trattoria||San Diego CA||858-538-5884|
|Root Cellar Catering Co.||San Diego CA||760-846-2092|
|Luce||San Diego CA||619-275-2094|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Caffe Calabria Coffee Roasting Company||San Diego CA||619-683-7787|
|Buon Appetito||San Diego CA||619-238-9880|
|The Barrel Room||San Diego CA||858-673-7512|
|Barbarella||San Diego CA||858-454-7373|
|Fishmonger's Market||San Diego CA||619-646-5238|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Sapore||San Diego CA||858-261-1796|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Wheat & Water||La Jolla CA||858-291-8690|
|Isola La Jolla||La Jolla CA||858-412-5566|
|Buona Forchetta||San Diego CA||619-381-4844|
|Pendry SD (Provisional)||San Diego CA||619-738-7000|
|Roma Urban Market||San Diego CA||619-259-6411|
|Trattoria I Trulli||Encinitas CA||760-943-6800|
|Nick & G's Restaurant||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1871|
|Firefly Beach||San Diego CA||619-222-6440|
|BFD-Big Front Door||San Diego CA||619-255-4100|
|Coin-Op Game Room (Downtown)||San Diego CA||619-255-8864|
|Justin Hoehn||San Diego CA||619-326-8895|
|Maretalia Ristorante||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|Marriott Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-369-6029|
|Bencotto Italian Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-450-4786|
|Parakeet cafe||La Jolla CA||619-578-1040|
|Blind Lady||San Diego CA||619-255-2491|
|Brigantine Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-4166|
|Primavera Ristorante||Coronado CA||619-435-0454|
|Cucina Sorella||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Pendry SD (Lion Fish)||San Diego CA||619-738-7000|
|Amalfi Gourmet LLC||San Diego CA||619-379-3099|
|Catania La Jolla||La Jolla CA||619-295-3173|
|Brigantine Poway||Poway CA||858-486-3066|
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