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Thu May 10 2007

White Peaches @ Whole Foods Means Bellini Time

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White peaches from California are available at Whole Foods in Lakeview right now, which means true Bellini cocktails are just a blender spin away. The famous Italian aperitif starts with a glass of cold Prosecco (an inexpesive sparkling wine from Italy), topped with a white peach nectar puree, and garnished with a berry or perhaps a little nugget of the stone fruit and a sprig of mint. Epicurious has a recipe from the Hotel Cipriani in Venice that is both simple and classic. Best make them quick. The white peach season is notoriously short.

 
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VI / May 10, 2007 8:27 PM

Oh, just wait until July (or so) and you'll find plenty of white peaches at the farmers markets. Not so unusual really.

Winediva / May 11, 2007 11:14 AM

You're absolutely right. We do get some localish (midwest) white peaches at farmers markets late in the summer. However, their season is pretty short. Only a couple of weeks at best. I just thought that folks might like a Bellini a bit early in the season. Thanks for the reminder; local fruit will usually taste even better.

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