Coconuts and the Amazing Things You Can Do with Them (and all the different forms you can buy it in)

So I was about to do a post about all the different forms of coconut you could buy and how if you couldn’t find coconut milk it can be made from either fresh, dried or frozen coconut.  The canned kind if ubiquitous here so I can’t image but if you were feel very DIY you might want to buy a fresh coconut and give it a go.

The freshly grated frozen coconut is the best, but hard to find, even at my local Indian Grocer Dual – I had to ask for it – its frozen and they don’t have a public freezer section so…you have to ask.

So it seemed beschert that just as I was assembling this post The Perennial Plate Folks would d a video about Coconut in its many forms.IMG_2163 Also I thought it was very cool that when I went to Dual to get coconut oil for my Sri Lankan/Indian feast last week that they had house brand organic coconut oil from Sri Lanka – I love living in New York.IMG_2165

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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