One great knife and three overlooked seasonal fruits

3 seasonal fruits you may be overlooking

Citrus and cranberries are a given in the winter months, but it’s also a season of uncommon fruits.

Here are three of our brightest favorites:

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Pomegranates

The glossy arils look like miniature ornaments and can add a tart punch to salads or star in a relish. To get the seeds free with less mess, submerge sections of the pomegranate in water and pop them off. The seeds will sink and the pith will float to the top. Pour the water off and they’re ready to serve.

 
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Persimmons

Two varieties, the hachiya and the fuyu, are available. A ripe hachiya feels like a ripe tomato while fuyus can be eaten soft or firm. Make them into a traditional pudding or pair with bitter greens, mascarpone, bresaola or citrus. Or serve the starred slices plain next to a soft goat cheese.

 
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Kumquats

These miniature fruits look beautiful on the appetizer table and have a sweet rind and bitter pulp that balance each other perfectly. Eat them out of hand. Kumquats also complement dark chocolate, cranberries, papaya, beef, duck, halibut and rum. A traditional kumquat marmalade pairs beautifully with Comté.

 

New Holiday Bundles

In addition to our cocktail bundle, we now have two knife-board combos that are perfect for your favorite home cook, offered at a great discount.

BOARD AND BLADE: BERTI 8 INCH CHEF KNIFE AND SQUARE WALNUT BUTCHER BLOCK

BOARD AND BLADE: BERTI 8 INCH CHEF KNIFE AND SQUARE WALNUT BUTCHER BLOCK