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Winter, spring, summer, and fall each offer their own unique fruits and vegetables for distinct seasonal flavor. Learn to choose and use each season's best.

Fall Produce Guide

When the air turns cool and the trees blaze with color, it's time to fill up your basket and taste the autumn harvest.

Fall Shallots Guide
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Shallots

These petite onions look like large cloves of garlic covered with papery bronze skin. Shallots differ from onions in that many varieties produce a cluster of several bulbs to a plant; they also have finer layers and less water. Because of this low water content, their flavor is more concentrated than that of onions.

Available year-round, shallots should be firm and heavy for their size. Store them in a cool, dry place up to one month.

Recipes:
Three-Bean Salad
Balsamic and Shallot Chicken Breasts
Roasted Butternut Squash and Shallot Soup
Mixed Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin with Shallot-Port Reduction
Braised Turkey Roulade with Pancetta, Shallots, and Porcini Gravy

See More: How to Mince Shallots

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