<![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-usFri, 22 Sep 2017 15:12:50 -0400Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:12:50 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Produce Pete: Bartlett Pears]]> Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:28:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Bartlett_Pears.jpg

Produce Pete explains the best way to choose, store and eat Bartlett pears.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Kirby Cucumbers]]> Sat, 09 Sep 2017 09:41:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Kirby_Cucumbers.jpg

Produce Pete demonstrates the best way to pick and serve Kirby cucumbers.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Honeydew Melons]]> Sat, 02 Sep 2017 10:07:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Honeydew_Melons.jpg

Produce Pete shows the best way to pick and eat honeydew melons.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Tomatoes]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:10:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Tomatoes.jpg

Produce Pete shows how to pick and eat the best fresh summer tomatoes.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Jersey Eggplant]]> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:25:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Jersey_Eggplant.jpg

Produce Pete shows us the best way to pick and prepare Jersey eggplants.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Mangoes]]> Sat, 05 Aug 2017 10:48:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Mangoes.jpg

Produce Pete shares the best ways to pick and serve mangoes.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Peaches]]> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 10:03:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Peaches.jpg

Produce Pete explains the best way to pick and store peaches.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Cherries]]> Sat, 08 Jul 2017 11:35:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Cherries.jpg

Produce Pete shares his tips for picking out the best cherries.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Corn]]> Sat, 01 Jul 2017 13:38:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Corn.jpg

Produce Pete shows us the best way to pick and cook corn.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Fresh Figs]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:00:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete__Fresh_Figs.jpg

Produce Pete explains how to pick and enjoy the season's fresh figs.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Tomatoes]]> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:59:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete__Tomatoes.jpg

Produce Pete explains how to choose and prepare the best tomatoes.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Cantaloupe]]> Sat, 10 Jun 2017 14:52:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete__Cantaloupe.jpg

Produce Pete shows us how to pick the best cantaloupe. He also sends love to Betty for their 50th anniversary.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Easter Flowers]]> Sat, 15 Apr 2017 14:49:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000015870102_1200x675_921995331920.jpg

Pete Napolitano tells us the best ways to plant flowers and arrange them just in time for Easter.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Muscat Grapes ]]> Sat, 01 Apr 2017 11:26:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/produce-pete-grapes-for-web.jpg

Produce Pete demonstrates the best way to pick and eat muscat grapes, a sweet treat. 



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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Hot Peppers]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:29:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/produce-pete-hot-peppers.jpg

Produce Pete shows how to cook and enjoy Shishito peppers, of which about one in 10 is hot.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Benefits of Bananas]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:13:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000015501184_1200x675_901149251694.jpg

Produce Pete shows us nifty ways to use bananas and how bake a delicious banana loaf from scratch.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Cabbage]]> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:25:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/PRODUCE-PETE-CABBAGE-FINAL-.jpg

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Produce Pete shows you how to pick the perfect cabbage. 



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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Brussels Sprouts]]> Sat, 04 Mar 2017 20:11:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/PRODUCE-PETE-BRUSSEL-SPROUT.jpg

Produce Pete explains the best way to prepare Brussels sprouts -- and when it comes to this misunderstood vegetable, less is best. 

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Finding Ripe Tomatoes at Open Air Markets]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:04:47 -0400 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 17:03:26 -0400 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 11:32:00 -0400 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 10:55:49 -0400 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 11:42:19 -0400 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 16:33:55 -0400 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 14:25:26 -0400 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 12:15:41 -0400 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 15:06:51 -0400 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 12:23:09 -0400 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 12:30:46 -0400 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 11:56:37 -0400 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 11:55:12 -0400 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 14:14:47 -0400 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 14:55:55 -0400 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 15:45:40 -0400 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 13:20:31 -0400 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 15:58:24 -0400 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 14:46:30 -0400 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 11:17:19 -0400 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 17:02:28 -0400 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 16:03:26 -0400 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 13:43:47 -0400 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 13:05:15 -0400 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 15:57:57 -0400 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 20:32:07 -0400 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 16:39:59 -0400 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 16:40:04 -0400 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 16:40:18 -0400 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 16:48:14 -0400 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 16:14:24 -0400 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 15:58:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/121215pete.JPG Produce Pete brings in one of his favorite holiday fruits: oranges.]]>