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The Foodie File: Pomegranates in Season

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The Foodie File: Pomegranates in Season

pomegranateI have seen my first Pomegranates, the season has begun! I remember when the pomegranate was an odd foreign creature to the apple and orange palette of the western world predominantly used as a festive centrepiece. In 2004 I threw a very fancy re-launch party for a Persian carpet company in their elegant loft showroom where we served pomegranate champagne cocktails with specks of gold-leaf floating on the bubbles. I had to go to three different health food store to source enough of pomegranate juice for our event and it what I found was imported from Georgia (that’s Russia Georgia not USA Georgia)! Fast forward to Oprah touted pomegranate martini and extolled virtues as a miracle cancer cure, and pomegranates have become a hot seasonal item four years running. I can’t say that I mind this trend one little bit. With the longevity of it’s appeal maybe it will stick instead of going the way of the 70’s lychee. However the pomegranate, though ancient compare other fruits, does require a bit of education. Check in tomorrow for my pomegranate Q & A. Click here to sign up for Christine's Food for Friends e-newsletter!
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