New Ice Age
Organic vegetables, tropical fruits and seafood from all over the world are some of the newest additions to the supermarket freezer section. Steve Petusevsky, author of The Whole Foods Market Cookbook, uses all of them in his recipes. He especially recommends these ingredients: Shrimp Usually frozen for transport, shrimp straight from the freezer are often fresher than the thawed ones at the seafood counter. Peas Frozen ones don't have to be shelled; plus they are often sweeter and more tender than fresh peas, which get starchy as they age. Corn Kernels stay sweet, and they've been cut off the cob. Spinach Whole leaves, already stemmed and cleaned, keep their shape. Edamame Hard to find fresh, soybeans are widely available frozen, in pods or shelled. Berries Frozen, they're hardier than the fresh kind.