<![CDATA[NBC New York - Produce Pete]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcnewyork.com/feature/produce-pete http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usSun, 26 Feb 2017 08:34:19 -0500Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:34:19 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Finding Ripe Tomatoes at Open Air Markets]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:04:47 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000015211617_1200x675_884822595801.jpg

Produce Pete takes us to Valentino's Food Market in Ridgewood, Queens to find the best on-the-vine tomatoes.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Selecting the Perfect Potato]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:03:26 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000015126036_1200x675_880652867966.jpg

Produce Pete shows us what to look for and how to pick the perfect Idaho potato for your favorite dish.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Strawberries for Your Sweetheart]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:32:00 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000015025493_1200x675_875106883863.jpg

Produce Pete explains why this Valentine's Day is an even better time to pick up some strawberries for a loved one, or yourself.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Choosing Avocados for Your Guacamole]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 09:55:49 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014923391_1200x675_870143555544.jpg Produce Pete shares his tips for selecting avocados and turning them into a Super Bowl snack. Here's the recipe for his "Speedy Guacamole", which yields about one cup: Ingredients: -1 fully ripened avocado, halved, pitted and peeled -1/4 cup prepared salsa -1 tablespoon like juice Optional add-ins: -2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, or 2 tablespoons bacon bits -1 tablespoon mayonnaise or sour cream -1/2 teaspoon ground cumin -1/4 cup sliced black olives In a small bowl, mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher to get a slightly chunky mixture. Stir in salsa, lime juice, any add-ins you like and voila!]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Picking the Perfect Pepper]]> Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:42:19 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014828361_1200x675_864878659584.jpg Produce Pete shares his tips for picking the perfect red pepper, a sweet and healthy snack available year-round.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: The Perfect Pear for a Sweet Treat]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:33:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014738119_1200x675_859774019561.jpg Produce Pete talks about red and green Comice pears, his personal favorite variety.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Kiwis Make a Healthy Snack]]> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:25:26 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014640828_1200x675_855029827896.jpg Produce Pete shares why now is a great time to try Italian kiwis and offers his tips for buying them.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: A Great Time for Grapefruits]]> Sat, 07 Jan 2017 11:15:41 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014546322_1200x675_849799747959.jpg Produce Pete shares his grapefruit knowledge, including how to turn this tart fruit into a sweet treat.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Ringing in the New Year With Cooked Greens]]> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:06:51 -0500 Produce Pete shares how eating cooked greens is a symbolic and healthy way to start the new year.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Holiday Cheer with Blood Oranges]]> Sat, 24 Dec 2016 11:23:09 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014375387_1200x675_840981571880.jpg Produce Pete shares how to pick the best blood oranges, and even offers a suggestion for incorporating the fruit into your holiday festivities.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Scouting the Perfect Winter Orange]]> Sat, 17 Dec 2016 11:30:46 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014283309_1200x675_835672131634.jpg Produce Pete discusses this popular citrus fruit, sharing what you need to know to enjoy oranges this winter.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Picking the Perfect Holiday Poinsettias]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:56:37 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014192200_1200x675_829837379636.jpg Produce Pete shares his tips for picking the perfect poinsettias this holiday season.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Christmas Trees]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:55:12 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014097880_1200x675_823942211848.jpg Produce Pete tells you how to pick the best tree for the holiday season. ]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Spinach]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 13:14:47 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/spinach-image.png Produce Pete visits Donaldson Farms to pick some fresh spinach straight from the source.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Mangoes]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:55:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/043016pete.jpg Produce Pete shares his tips for selecting and enjoying the best possible Haitian mangoes.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Blackberries]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:45:40 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/042316pete.jpg Produce Pete shares some background on blackberries and how to enjoy them at their best.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Muscat Grapes]]> Sat, 16 Apr 2016 12:20:31 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MUSCAT+GRAPES.jpg Produce Pete talks about one of his favorite types of grapes, the delicious muscat variety. They may look brown, but they're tasty and their season is short. ]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Red Peppers]]> Sat, 09 Apr 2016 14:58:24 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/040916pete.jpg Produce Pete talks about red peppers. To contact Produce Pete email pete@producepete.com.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Asparagus]]> Sat, 26 Mar 2016 13:46:30 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/032616asparagus.jpg Produce Pete shares the scoop on this spring favorite, just in time for Easter.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Broccoli Rabe]]> Sat, 19 Mar 2016 10:17:19 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/031916pete.jpg Produce Pete heads to Talk of the Town in West Hempstead to talk about his favorite vegetable.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Bananas]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 16:02:28 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/031216pete.jpg Produce Pete gives some background on bananas, a fruit you can enjoy all year long.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Blood Oranges]]> Sat, 05 Mar 2016 15:03:26 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/030516pete.jpg Produce Pete discusses the tarocco variety of blood orange.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Squash]]> Sat, 27 Feb 2016 12:43:47 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/022716pete.jpg Produce Pete shares some tips on squash.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Winter Melons]]> Sat, 20 Feb 2016 12:05:15 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/022016pete.jpg Produce Pete offers his advice for enjoying melons this winter.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Strawberries]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:57:57 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/021316pete.jpg Produce Pete shares his strawberry wisdom in time for Valentine's Day.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Avocados]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 19:32:07 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/020616pete.jpg Produce Pete shares his avocado knowledge just in time for Super Bowl Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Potatoes]]> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:39:59 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/013016pete.JPG Produce Pete offers tips on choosing the right potatoes.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Winter Tomatoes]]> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 15:40:04 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/011616pete.JPG Produce Pete offers his advice for picking tasty tomatoes this winter.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Romaine Lettuce]]> Sat, 02 Jan 2016 15:40:18 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/010216pete.JPG Produce Pete shares some tips on romaine lettuce.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Grapefruits]]> Sat, 26 Dec 2015 15:48:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/122615pete.JPG Produce Pete stops by to discuss tips for picking the perfect grapefruit.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Pears]]> Sat, 19 Dec 2015 15:14:24 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/121915pete.JPG Produce Pete tallks to us about his "Christmas" pears.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Oranges]]> Sat, 12 Dec 2015 14:58:40 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/121215pete.JPG Produce Pete brings in one of his favorite holiday fruits: oranges.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Christmas Tree]]> Sat, 05 Dec 2015 13:27:00 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/120515pete.JPG Produce Pete gives us tips for picking the perfect Christmas tree.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Pomegranates]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 12:28:56 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/produce+pete+pomegranates.jpg Produce Pete explores the "apple of numerous seeds," or pomegranates, as we know them. Removing the tasty seeds from this delicious fruit can be a bit of a challenge, but Pete has some tips to make the process easier. Eat pomegranate seeds plain or put them on top of a salad to add some sweet zest.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Cranberries and Artichokes]]> Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:47:04 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/112115pete.JPG Produce Pete talks about ways in which cranberries and artichokes can be cooked into your Thanksgiving meal.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Sweet Potatoes, Yams and Turnips]]> Sat, 07 Nov 2015 14:36:39 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/110715pete.jpg Produce Pete talks about how to use sweet potatoes, yams and turnips in your Thanksgiving meal.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Broccolini]]> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 09:15:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/103115pete.JPG Produce Pete talks about broccolini.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Cauliflower]]> Sat, 24 Oct 2015 12:04:39 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/102415pete.JPG Produce Pete talks about white and purple cauliflower.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Brocco-Leaf]]> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 07:41:27 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000008734612_1200x675_533157955721.jpg Produce Pete stops by to discuss a part of a popular plant that now has a market of its own called Brocco-Leaf. You can send your questions to Pete@Producepete.com]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Coconuts]]> Sat, 19 Sep 2015 10:21:41 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/produce+pete+coconuts.jpg Produce Pete talks to us about the tropical fruit coconut.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Get Your Hands on NJ Muskmelon]]> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 12:58:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000008336661_1200x675_510995011709.jpg Produce Pete heads to Farms View Roadstand in Wayne, New Jersey, to pick out some New Jersey muskmelons, commonly known as cantaloupes. He shows how they're grown and the best way to eat them.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Eggplants]]> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:06:05 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/eggplant+produce+pete.jpg Produce Pete talks to us about eggplants, which come in all shapes and sizes. They came to Africa and Europe by way of India. The African eggplant has been all the buzz lately after it was featured in an article in the New York Times. ]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Mangoes]]> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 12:04:53 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000007916697_1200x675_486932035767.jpg Produce Pete tells us why we shouldn't bypass mangoes just because they are green.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: New Jersey Corn]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:02:06 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/produce+pete+corn1.jpg Produce Pete tells us all we want to know about delicious New Jersey corn, which will be hitting grocery store shelves in the coming weeks. ]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Nectarines]]> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 09:17:08 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/produce+pete+nectarines.jpg Produce Pete tells us all we want to know about the delcious, sweet Nectarine.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Apricots]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 22:33:40 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/6615pete.jpg Produce Pete talks about all we need to know about apricots.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Vidalia Onions]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 21:37:13 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000007109625_1200x675_443613763605.jpg Those sweet onions from Georgia are in the supermarkets right now and Produce Pete knows exactly how to choose and prepare them.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Haitian Mangos]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 19:12:07 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/5251mangos.jpg Produce Pete tells us everything you need to know to enjoy Haitian mangos.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Blackberries]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:46:24 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/042515pete.JPG Produce Pete tells us about the benefits of blackberries.]]> <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Muscatel Grapes]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:08:03 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/041915pete.jpg Produce Pete tells us all we need to know about one of the sweetest grapes around, the Muscatel seedless.]]>