I 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 (thatâ€™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 canâ€™t say that I mind this trend one little bit. With the longevity of itâ€™s appeal maybe it will stick instead of going the way of the 70â€™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!