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Celebrate food in August

Looking for a theme for your next party this month? Why not incorporate a monthly food observance? In August we are celebrating celery, fennel, cactus, kiwis, mushrooms, peaches, onions, oranges and papayas. It is also Family Meals Month, National Brownies at Brunch Month, National Panini […]

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Bananas

bananas

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I love bananas. In fact, I’m thinking of doing a cookbook dedicated just to them — kind of like Bonkers for Bundt Cakes, only for bananas. Their subtle flavor makes them quite versatile: you can serve them plain, sliced on buttered toast, in custard , in sandwiches — you name it. Here are some interesting facts about the humble banana:

  • The first banana arrived in Britain in 1633.
  • Despite its odd shape, the banana is actually a berry.
  • It is the fruit of giant herb related to both ginger and tumeric and came originally from the Malaysian Peninsula.
  • Banana trees grow to about 10 meters in height and have huge leaves which wind around to form a sort of trunk. Each year individual plants produce a large flower spike in a gorgeous deep cerise colour which eventually becomes the bunch of bananas.
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