Black walnuts

An American native

December 5, 2013

These funky but strangely appealing nuts are an acquired taste.

Fig fandom

The perfect fresh fig will make you swoon

August 23, 2013

Look for a September harvest of figs.


Beyond a supporting role

April 23, 2013

If you’re not already a fan, throw a few leeks on the grill; you’ll be amazed by their flavor and texture.


An ideal beginner’s chicory

January 2, 2013

The lettuce of winter — plus, a great salad recipe.

The Produce Diaries archive — 2013

Dinner Guest

The gamification of cooking

Earning points

Most of the time with cooking and eating, the rules are clear.