<![CDATA[NBC New York - Produce Pete]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcnewyork.com/feature/produce-petehttp://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpgNBC New Yorkhttps://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usMon, 20 Nov 2017 16:25:09 -0500Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:25:09 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Artichokes and Broccoli]]>Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:11:16 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Artichokes_and_Broccoli.jpg

Produce Pete explains how to pick and prepare artichokes and broccoli for your Thanksgiving table.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Thanksgiving Holiday Tables]]>Sat, 11 Nov 2017 11:02:49 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Thanksgiving_Holiday_Tables.jpg

Produce Pete explains how to choose and prepare sweet potatoes, turnips and cranberries.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Persimmons]]>Sat, 28 Oct 2017 09:28:58 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Persimmons.jpg

Produce Pete shares the best way to pick and eat persimmons.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Apples]]>Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:31:50 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Apples.jpg

It's autumn and Produce Pete has everything you need to know about picking out the perfect apples at farmers' markets, grocery stores and even straight from the orchard.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Pumpkins]]>Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:23:53 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Pumpkins.jpg

Produce Pete explains how to pick the perfect pumpkin.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Winter Squash]]>Sun, 01 Oct 2017 13:33:16 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Winter_Squash.jpg

Produce Pete explains the best way to choose and serve winter squash.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Mandarin Oranges]]>Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:54:07 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Mandarin_Oranges.jpg

Produce Pete shows the best way to pick and eat Mandarin oranges. He also talks to Leslie Gordon of the Westchester County Food Bank about hunger in our area and what we can do about it.

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Bartlett Pears]]>Sat, 16 Sep 2017 16:28:01 -0500https://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 08:41:31 -0500https://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 09:07:47 -0500https://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 10:10:33 -0500https://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 11:25:34 -0500https://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 09:48:42 -0500https://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 09:03:11 -0500https://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 10:35:12 -0500https://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 12:38:26 -0500https://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 09:00:23 -0500https://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 10:59:00 -0500https://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 13:52:15 -0500https://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 13:49:56 -0500https://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 10:26:53 -0500https://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 11:29:47 -0500https://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 11:13:01 -0500https://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 08:25:40 -0500https://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 19:11:31 -0500https://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 10:04:47 -0500https://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 -0500https://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 -0500https://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 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014923391_1200x675_870143555544.jpgProduce 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 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014828361_1200x675_864878659584.jpgProduce 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 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014738119_1200x675_859774019561.jpgProduce 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 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014640828_1200x675_855029827896.jpgProduce 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 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014546322_1200x675_849799747959.jpgProduce 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 -0500Produce 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 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014375387_1200x675_840981571880.jpgProduce 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 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014283309_1200x675_835672131634.jpgProduce 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 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014192200_1200x675_829837379636.jpgProduce Pete shares his tips for picking the perfect poinsettias this holiday season.]]><![CDATA[Produce Pete: Christmas Trees]]>Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:55:12 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014097880_1200x675_823942211848.jpgProduce Pete tells you how to pick the best tree for the holiday season. ]]><![CDATA[Produce Pete: Spinach]]>Sat, 28 May 2016 13:14:47 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/spinach-image.pngProduce 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 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/043016pete.jpgProduce 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 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/042316pete.jpgProduce 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 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MUSCAT+GRAPES.jpgProduce 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 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/040916pete.jpgProduce 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 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/032616asparagus.jpgProduce 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 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/031916pete.jpgProduce 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 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/031216pete.jpgProduce 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 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/030516pete.jpgProduce Pete discusses the tarocco variety of blood orange.

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

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

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<![CDATA[Produce Pete: Strawberries]]>Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:57:57 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/021316pete.jpgProduce Pete shares his strawberry wisdom in time for Valentine's Day.]]>