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12 Ingredients on the Insiders’ Fall Grocery List

12 Ingredients on the Insiders’ Fall Grocery List
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Apples

“I appreciate that it can still be 70 degrees in the day and you can eat an apple, reminding you that cool weather is coming.”

12 Ingredients on the Insiders’ Fall Grocery List
Calabaza (Squash)

“I look forward to calabazas at this time of year to add to atole, a warm, creamy drink made with corn masa.”

12 Ingredients on the Insiders’ Fall Grocery List
Celtuce

“This leafy green vegetable is one of my favorite ingredients in fall and winter. We use the leaves to wrap and steam fish, and the stem is meaty and super versatile.”

12 Ingredients on the Insiders’ Fall Grocery List
Conch

“The Caribbean has a big culinary history of stews and one-pot meals. I like grilling the conch meat and adding it to a green-curry-base stew. That herbal brightness balances the flavor and picks up those salty sea notes.”

12 Ingredients on the Insiders’ Fall Grocery List
Fuyu Persimmons

“In springtime we have a lot of berries happening, and in the fall, persimmon is our way of having that sweet berry taste in dishes.”

12 Ingredients on the Insiders’ Fall Grocery List
Grapes

“When they’re not pure sweetness and have a bit of an acidic or tannic backbone, they’re really nice in savory food.”

12 Ingredients on the Insiders’ Fall Grocery List
Habanada Pepper

“This is a habanero bred to have all the flavor with none of the spice. It has incredible tropical tastes of passion fruit and pineapple. My favorite way to eat them is pickled. We recently put them in a beet salad with pluots and walnuts.”

12 Ingredients on the Insiders’ Fall Grocery List
Mushroom Powder

“It’s like adding a natural MSG, bringing a boost of umami to stocks, soups, burgers or, really, anything.”

12 Ingredients on the Insiders’ Fall Grocery List
Pomegranate

“The fruit is so versatile, it can bring a lot of things to life. That tartness and sweet-savory balance are integral to Middle Eastern cooking.”

12 Ingredients on the Insiders’ Fall Grocery List
Radicchio

“For standing up to stronger flavors and introducing something fresh to a heavier dish, radicchio is really great.”

12 Ingredients on the Insiders’ Fall Grocery List
Red Fermented Tofu

“There are layers of nuttiness and earthiness that take to dishes that are a little heartier, like a pork roast. It’s also the base for our fall bitter melon soup.”

12 Ingredients on the Insiders’ Fall Grocery List
Wild Mushrooms

“This season has been rainy, perfect for wild mushrooms. We’ve been seeing beautiful maitakes and matsutakes, and turning them into stock, blending them into purées and braising them.”

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