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Food News - American Stone Fruit




While I’m normally a big fan of buying local when it comes to fruit and vegetables, I found it hard to pass up the chance to try American cherries. I blame too many episodes of Twin Peaks in the Nineties, watching Dale Cooper, the FBI special agent (played by Kyle MacLachlan) assigned to solve Laura Palmer's murder eating cherry pie in the Double R Diner.



What I found was pretty impressive! The luscious red Northwest Cherries out of Washington State are savoury and flavoursome, and the sweeter paler Ranier types to my tastebuds scrub up even better. They’re only available now, in our winter months, so they’re not competing with our local cherry growers. What they have done to our local cherry industry however, is raised the benchmark for cherries across the board. After eating these Ranier cherries, I suspect we still have a way to go!



I’m also nuts for donut peaches but here in Australia we only grow white ones, so I tried Family Tree Farms’ peach pie peach without any guilt at all.



This yellow donut peach is pretty tasty all on its own, but if you want the full American experience, segment it and cut out the seed, nuke it in the microwave for a minute, and then add cream (or ice cream) and a sprinkling of biscuit crumbs for an instant peach pie.



You can try any of the American stone fruits I have mentioned, as well as Plucots (plum apricot hybrids), at various Harris Farm outlets, Galluzzo Fruiterers in Glebe, Antico's Fruit World in Northbridge or at Costco.
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