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Back to Basics: Broccoli

By Kendall Kish | February 4, 2013

Photo by Kendall Kish

Photo by Kendall Kish

Name: Broccoli; comes from the Latin word brachium which means “branch or “arm”.

Origins: Belongs in the cabbage family, and is native to the Mediterranean. It was first introduced to America by Italian immigrants over 200 years ago.

Peak Season: October through April.

Nutritional Value: Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse known for its cancer-fighting properties, cholesterol lowering benefits, and vitamin-rich elements. High in vitamin C, A, K, fiber, iron, potassium and calcium, broccoli has a nutritional content that is healthy in so many ways. Read More


Broccoli Now Wears a Cape: The Creation of Super Broccoli

By admin | October 31, 2011

Photo: Johan J. Ingles-Le Nobel

Photo: Johan J. Ingles-Le Nobel

By: Dylan Rodgers

Don’t make any psychiatric appointments because that did just happen: an abnormally buff looking sprig of broccoli dressed in blue and red tights zipped right past your head and off into the horizon.

Tastier than a speeding bullet! More nutritious than a locomotive! Able to grow like 2 feet from underneath the ground! Look! In that general direction! It’s Super Broccoli!

For 14 years, British scientists have been hard at work trying to develop the most potently nutritious broccoli known to humankind, and they have finally succeeded. By crossbreeding the traditional British broccoli with a wild, bitter Sicilian variety, these scientists have successfully produced a plant with three times the broccoli power. Read More


The 5 Best Seasonal Ingredients in Southern California

By mahir | May 31, 2011

Chef Greg Hozinsky

Chef Greg Hozinsky

Greg Hozinsky is a talented young chef cooking out of Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach, California. As an up-and-coming chef at the hotel’s Zinc Lounge, Chef Hozinsky is praised widely for using seasonal, local ingredients in innovative tapas and small plates. Check out his previous list of  5 Tips Every Aspiring Chef Should Know. Now, as summer approaches, Chef Greg has the lowdown on the 5 best seasonal ingredients in Southern California.  And even if you’re not out West, there are some great American staples on his list that will be hitting market stands within a few weeks.  Read More


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