RestaurantsNorth Bay
July 26-August 1, 2006

home | north bay bohemian index | sonoma, napa, marin county restaurants | review

Arcadia 2006:
Bo Bo Ga Ga--welcome to Arcadia! | Community supported agriculture. So tasty, too. | Loving up the love apple. | At your service, our evil little guide to typecasting the staff. | Cooking school confidential: A recipe for fun. | Finnegan's Marin in Novato | Road food | Five summer fruits | Township terroir: Sense of taste, sense of place. | Sole food: Art walks, hikes and foot-forward outings. | Through a glass lightly--wine bars rage in the North Bay. | Far Niente Winery | Schug Carneros Estate Winery | Owl Ridge Wines

Five Fruits

By Stett Holbrook

Apples, strawberries and oranges are great and all but how about trying something a little different? Here are five fruits worth seeking out.

Guanabana Also known as soursop or custard apple, this tropical-growing fruit looks like a small watermelon but has creamy flesh that tastes like a cross between coconut, pineapple and banana.

Huckleberry Huckleberries, a native U.S. fruit that grows wild in the Pacific Northwest and some California mountains, looks and tastes like a blueberry. If you can find this summer fruit, expect to pay a lot.

Mangosteen One of the most sought-after fruits in the world, the mangosteen is not available fresh in the continental United States, but growers in Hawaii are working to export it to the mainland.

Paw Paw With a flavor similar to the guanabana, the paw paw is the largest fruit native to the United States.

Rambutan The delicate, melonlike white flesh of the rambutan is encased in a spiny red casing that makes it one of the most exotic-looking fruits around.

Send a letter to the editor about this story.


First Bite
Quick dining snapshots by Bohemian staffers.

Wine Tasting Room of the Week
Winery news and reviews.

News of the Food
Food-related comings and goings, openings and closings, and other essays for those who love the kitchen and what it produces.

Real-Life Kitchen
Recipes for food that you can actually make.