JUICESHOP SF : Green Series

JUICESHOP SF : Green Series

I had the opportunity to taste the green juicing series of Juice Shop SF. There will be more on this company in an upcoming post, but first and foremost, as the name indicates, they’re started by three brothers, and are local to San Francisco. Furthermore, a hydraulic press is used to extract the juice. The … Continue reading

Dragon Fruit : Pitahaya : 火龍果

Dragon Fruit : Pitahaya : 火龍果

History: Dragon fruit is also known by its less common names, Pitahaya. The Chinese commonly call it huǒ lóng guǒ, which directly translates to fire dragon fruit. The scientific name for the white fleshed dragonfruit is Hylocereus undatus. This can be attributed to the way it looks when placed vertically. The fruit appears to have green … Continue reading

Today’s Fresh Catch : Tustin Whole Foods Market

Today’s Fresh Catch : Tustin Whole Foods Market

On the first and third Saturday’s, Whole Foods Market Tustin in The District at Tustin Legacy (in Irvine, California) demos the filleting of a freshly caught fish. The quantities differ depending on species but are typically large fish. They are caught using sustainable methods. In fact wild-caught seafood come from certified fisheries, deemed sustainable by MSC … Continue reading

Opah : Moonfish

Opah : Moonfish

History:  Lampris regius, or better known by its common name, the moonfish, is better remembered by the name opah; this is what Hawaiians, restaurants, and grocers call it. They are rarely sought out by fishermen. Many times, they are caught accidentally by tuna longline fisheries. Most Opah are caught in Hawaiian waters and this fish is very … Continue reading

Mahi-Mahi : Dolphinfish : Dorado

Mahi-Mahi : Dolphinfish : Dorado

History: Coryphaena hippurus, or better known by its Hawaiian nomenclature, the Mahi-Mahi, is also scientifically known as the dolphinfish. The similarities of the dolphinfish and the dolphin, end in the name; the two look nothing alike. The word mahi-mahi is actually Hawaiian for “strong” and indeed, this robust fish’s stature lives up to that name: … Continue reading

Skirt Steak : Plate Cut : Beef Cattle

Skirt Steak : Plate Cut : Beef Cattle

History: Skirt steak comes from the “plate” beef cut, which lies in between the brisket beef cut and the flank beef cut. The belly of the beef cattle is comprised of the brisket, plate and flank cuts. Towards the front of the beef cattle is the brisket and the flank is near its behind. Some … Continue reading

Homegrown Meats : La Jolla Butcher Shop

Homegrown Meats : La Jolla Butcher Shop

Tucked in the corner of a plaza in downtown La Jolla, in San Diego is: Home Grown Meats’ mission is to deliver the best and highest quality meats to the consumer. By partnering with local farmers and ranchers, they are able to pursue and fulfill this vision. Furthermore, concurrent to high quality is the fact that … Continue reading

Lychee

Lychee

History: Where is lychee from? If you had chosen Asia, as many would guess, you are correct. Its trees are native from Taiwan, China, and other parts of Southeast Asia. For those that are keeping track, the scientific name is Litchi chinensis and is part of the soapberry family,  Sapindaceae. Other fruits from this family … Continue reading