Italian Black Summer Truffles
Black summer truffles are more subtle than the winter variety. Shave truffle over cooked potatoes, toss with herbs and a shallot vinaigrette. Thinly shave truffle over scrambled eggs.
The Purple mangosteen, botanical name Garcinia magostana, simply referred to as mangosteen, is an ultra-tropical slow growing evergreen tree that is cultivated for its edible fruit.
Boule D' Or Melon
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The Boule D'or, AKA Cucumis melo, is a 19th-century, French heirloom market melon that is quite prolific, hardy and mildew resistant. All melons are members of the family, Cucurbitaceae, which includes cucumbers and squashes.
Its nickname, "Golden Perfection" is a clear indication of its culinary value as a melon. It is a honeydew melon variety which, when ripe, has a deep lemon-colored, loosely netted skin with a pale green, honey-sweet flesh that emits tropical and slightly perfumed aromatics. Boule D'Or melons can grow to an average of 7 to 10 inches in diameter.
Boule d'Or melons can be used as a substitute for honeydew melons. Blend diced boule d'or melon with fresh lime juice, then combine with prosecco or champagne for a melon bellini. Puree boule d'or melon and kiwi with sugar, then serve as a drink over ice. Combine diced boule d'or melon with cubes of white cheddar cheese, thinly sliced red onions and olive oil for a side salad. Boule d'or melons will keep, refrigerated, for up to two weeks.
The Boule D'or was first listed in 1885 in Vilmorin's book "The Vegetable Garden" (the first-ever seed catalog published for farmers and growers) but as with many heirloom varieties, finding its seeds today is a rarity. Boule D'Or melons are typical of all summer melons as they prefer hot dry climates for best productivity. As they are not a commercial melon, you will find them sporadically throughout farmers markets in late summer.
Recipes that include Boule D' Or Melon. One is easiest, three is harder.
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