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by Louise Fiszer & Jeannette Ferrary

Highlights a recipe for Penne with Asparagus and Prosciutto.

Fluff, stuff, smash or slice this fabulous fruit for an instant treat. Jeannette Ferrary and Louise Fiszer get to the core of this attention-loving relative of the laurel tree.

Used as a condiment, main course or even a beverage, this root is also important to the world's alphabet book writers. Jeannette and Louise load up their basket and do some explaining.

Oft maligned broccoli takes center stage in Jeannette and Louise's article. Includes a recipe for Broccoli and Tomato Soup with Garbanzos.

Cabbage and Kohlrabi
Jeannette and Louise inspire the home cook to get past this vegetable's odor factor and into some delicious recipes.

Jeannette Ferrary and Louise Fiszer dispell all the facts you thought you knew about carrots. Uncover the "real" history of carrots and have a bowl of curried carrot soup while you do so.

It can make you more desirable, hangover-proof and, in some cases, able to fly. Jeannette and Louise report on this widely-used, highly-misunderstood vegetable.

Celery Root
This stylish root vegetable has been ignored by every culture except two. Jeannette and Louise share the details.

Sometimes life's a bowl of cherries; sometimes it's the pits. Jeannette explains -- and includes some recipes stemming from this delectible member of the rose family.

Citrus Fruits
Includes recipes for Tangerine Lime Icebox Cookies and Grapefruit Marmalade.

It has names like Honey and Cream and Sugar Dots -- but did you know it's the only vegetable Americans eat at the movies?

Cucumbers are not just for salads...try Jeannette and Louise's easy Cucumber-Pineapple Salsa recipe.

Test your culinary knowledge about this truly international vegetable. Includes recipes from Eggplant and Tomato Soup Gratin to Thyme and Lime-Marinated Grilled Eggplant Slices.

Endive brings a delightful, slightly bitter flavor and crunchy texture to salads and appetizers and, when cooked, a subtle yet sophisticated taste to entrees and soups.

Jeannette and Louise share information and three recipes for this unusual (to some) vegetable.

Jeannette and Louise sweeten things up with this month's column. Find out why this fruit is considered to be "inside out."

Green Beans
Called by many names, this vegetable has enjoyed popularity for milleniums. Jeannette and Louise share several recipes from soups to entrees.

Dress 'em up or dress 'em down -- there's no wrong way to serve these popular menu items.

This vegetable can't get away from comparisons like "dusty old stone" and "cross between an apple and a potato." So what's unique about it? Jeannette and Louise uncover the details.

The tropical fruit with a surprising geneology -- Louise and Jeannette tell the mango's story, provide shopping tips, and share some fascinating (even dangerous) recipes.

"Thumping, sniffing, shaking, slapping and listening." We could only be talking about melons. Jeannette and Louise fill us in on the historical information and signifigance of this most delectible produce item.

Louise and Jeannette prove there's lots of misinformation floating around about this fungus.

There's something exotic about okra, now and forever.

Includes contemplations on relative rollability, the color conundrum and the shape situation.

Blended, macerated, sliced or whole, this fruit compliments most any dish. Jeannette Ferrary and Louise Fiszer share their favorite recipes for such varieties as "June Lady" and "Fay Elberta."

Pears are like fingerprints and toothpaste. Find out why when Jeannette and Louise report on this elusive fruit.

Jeannette and Louise are spicin' up this month's column as well as bringing along some great recipes for everything from barbecue sauces to couscous stuffed peppers.

Whether you enjoy them straight off the tree or out of the can, there's almost no wrong way to use this tropical fruit. Be sure to try the recipes for Grilled Lamb Cubes or Pineapple Relish.

Jeannette and Louise give us the whole story on this intriguing fruit -- they're not all purple, you know.

Includes recipes for Potato-Carrot Vichyssoise and Trout Stuffed with Potatoes and Spinach Stuffing.

Jeannette and Louise let us in on their secrets for taking the pucker out of this tart fruit. Includes a recipe for Rhubarb-Apple Strudel.

Spinach & Swiss Chard
Jeannette & Louise share some recipes sure to make you a "leafy greens" fanatic!

Apples are for teachers, but strawberries are for childhood.

It's time to get to know tomatoes -- from Tiny Tim to Lemon Boys; Mortgage Lifters to Stump of the World -- and what better way than Tomato and Two Bean Soup or Rigatoni with Prawns, Tomatoes, and Fennel?

These root vegetables have the power to change people's names. Jeannette and Louise dig up the dirt on this vegetable and include some recipes guaranteed to change your mind about these "unappealing spheres."

Winter Squash
What do winter squash and elephants have in common? It'll take no less than three distinguished authors to sort this one out....

Yams and Sweet Potatoes
Cultivated around the world for centuries, these famous tubers have been found to have some remarkable effects on populations. Jeannette and Louise explain.

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