TRENDS: Is My Name Sexy? I’m An Apple!

Do you think I’m sexy? Photo courtesy Cornell University.   It’s probably not a surprise, but a food with a sexy name is more appealing to consumers. The right name could command a much sweeter price for farmers, as research for a new apple name has shown. Apple names generally fall into three categories: “Sincere”…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fish & Apples

Think outside the box when combining ingredients. That’s what Executive Chef Leo Forneas of Silk Rd Tavern did, topping a crispy fish fillet with julienned apples. He chose red-skinned apples to add a touch of color. You can use raw apples or lightly sauté the strips in butter or oil. You can cook the apples…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 10 Chef’s Tricks To Change Up Your Foods (Part 1)

Slice, caramelize and add to salads. Photo courtesy Microplane.   Chef Johnny Gnall shares this inspiration for cooking. He calls it “Going Against The Grain: Raw Foods You Should Try Cooking And (Typically) Cooked Foods You Should Try Raw.” Johnny chose 10 common ingredients and switched them from their typical use to “the other side.”…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Remove Wax From Apples & Other Produce

Our favorite Honeycrisp apples, beaming with a wax coating. Photo courtesy TheFruitCompany.com.   Those shiny, tempting apples are wearing make-up: a layer of wax. Waxing apples (and other fruits and vegetables) not only makes them look better, but it also helps them last longer. All-natural waxes—such as carnauba wax, derived from the leaves of a…
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NEWS: Apple Health Benefits

There’s truth in the adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” You can boost your immunity with apples—including apple products such as 100% apple juice, cider and apple sauce. According to the U.S. Apple Association, recent research suggests that apples might be the key to achieving a stronger immune system and better gut…
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