Resembling a colorful celery stalk, this vegetable is most commonly used as a fruit and grows in two main varieties. Field-grown rhubarb has attractive dark red stalks and green leaves.
Yellow corn is a variety of sweet corn. Its ears are wrapped in tightly bound lime hued husks with silks and a tassel that extend out from the tip. The yellow kernels are packed in tight almost uniform rows.
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This item was last sold on : 12/07/13
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Warren pears are available from late summer until mid winter.
An alternate bearing crop, the Warren pear is today considered the single most delicious American pear. It is the venerable result of a marriage between the sweet and spicy and quite importantly, disease resistant American heirloom Seckel pear and the grande, sumptuous European Comice pear.
The Warren pear is the perfectly crafted composition of its parentage. Its appearance, though less than perfect (its skin slightly scarred by nature) is quintessential: bulbous, yet bell-shaped, sun-kissed with tones of earth, sun and clay and dotted with bronze freckles hinting at the fruit's ripeness. Each visual element is simply a precursor to the fruit's finest qualities. When ripe, the fruit is semi-firm to the touch and the flesh of the fruit is soft, but not too tender, succulent and juicy, aromatic and candy-sweet but not cloying with complex undertones of vanilla, honey and spice.
Aside from eating fresh out of hand, the Warren pear exceeds expectations on all levels. It will heighten a fresh salad, become an accoutrementing ingredient in a soup and the main attraction in a dessert. Warren pears can be poached, caramelized, made into a compote and even a syrup. Warren pears compliment flavors, rich, tart and sweet. These include salted and cured pork, blue cheeses, nutty cheeses, chiles, anise, ginger, dried fruits (such as cherries, cranberries and figs), chocolate, quince, caramel and honey.
Thomas Oscar Warren may have discovered the namesake pear, but its origins do not begin in the orchard in which the pear was discovered. Before the pear was found in an abandoned experimental orchard in Hattiesburg, Miss., circa 1976, the pear had been growing with uncommon and unlikely success in the heat of the deep South, surviving fire blight seemingly untended. Thus, with the abandoned orchard still producing fruit, Warren was in the right place at the right time, happening upon the prodigy child whose historical lineage would have to be revealed through dedicated research. Its myth and legend, still fresh but ripe with tales of a post office and a neighbor's yard, each eluding the fact that in the mid-20th Century, horticulturists had a long-term desire to create the perfect pear. The Warren pear was, in fact, no accident. Pears growing in the United States are inherently susceptible to fire blight. Only through hybridization could the perfect fruit, both disease resistant and delicious be created. Though a true hybrid success, the Warren pear may still be an unlikely supermarket pear, as growers generally only plant what they know and history is yet to be on the Warren pear's side.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Beaumont's||San Diego CA||858-459-0474|
|Table 926||San Diego CA||858-539-0926|
|Prepkitchen La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-875-7737|
|Gabardine||San Diego CA||619-398-9810|
|Hyatt Islandia||San Diego CA||619-224-1234|
|Trattoria I Trulli||Encinitas CA||760-943-6800|
|Alchemy Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-255-0616|
|K Pasta||Imperial Beach CA||619-934-3133|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|Counterpoint||San Diego CA||(619) 564-6722|
|Leroy's Bar||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||619-990-0158|
|Bali Hai Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-222-1181|
|Jeff Grad||La Jolla CA||858-248-0984|
|Hilton Harbor Island||San Diego CA||619-291-6700|
|Paradise Point Resort Barefoot||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Cafe Chloe||San Diego CA||619-232-3242|
|Cal A Vie||Vista CA||760-945-2055|
|Caramel Collective||San Diego CA||206-595-5504|
|Chef Drew Mc Partlin||San Diego CA||619-990-9201|
|Swoon Dessert Bar||San Diego CA||619-528-0875|
|La Costa Blue Fire||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|The Rose Wine Pub on 30th||San Diego CA||619-280-1815|
|Herringbone||La Jolla CA||858-459-0221|
|Cueva Bar||San Diego CA||619-269-6612|
|La Valencia||San Diego CA||858-551-3750|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Blind Lady||San Diego CA||619-255-2491|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Harney Sushi Oceanside||Oceanside CA||760-967-1820|
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Stevie's Catering||San Diego CA||619-298-7706|
|Home Kitchen Culture||San Diego CA||619-302-7655|
|Paradise Point Resort Baleen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Crosby National Golf Club LLC||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-227-0172|
|Azul La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-454-9677|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Hotel Del Coronado 1500 Restaurant||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Great Maple||San Diego CA||619-255-2282|
|Urban Solace||San Diego CA||619-295-6464|
|Via Italia Trattoria||Encinitas CA||760-479-9757|
Recipes that include Warren Pears. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Zen Can Cook||Warren Pear-Almond Tart|
|Yummy Suppers||Warren Pears Poached in Lillet|
|Food Buzz||Duck Confit Crostini with Frog Hollow Farms Warren Pear|
|Discover Pears||Warren Pear Salad|