Passionfruit Curd: Part 2

IMG_2319The Passionfruit curd post was one of the most popular in recent memory.  Several people wrote me very excited about being able to have a resource for fresh Passionfruit.  Of course when I went back across the street to see if I could get more there were none to be found. Just on a hunch I went to the freezer section, to see if maybe they might have some, even though I was convinced this was something that you would have to get from a gourmet store or order on-line, but I was wrong.  Apparently Passionfruit is so popular in Latin culinary tradition that is basically, from what I can tell, a mainstay, so much so that Goya has very reasonably priced frozen passionfruit pulp (I believe it was $2.99 for a 14 ounce package).  So if you are in need the Fine Fare on Clinton at Grand street carries it – but my hunch is any good Latin grocery store would have some or would be able to tell you where to go in your neighborhood to get some.

I find this very exciting, because now this rare, exotic and hard to find (or so I thought) item is readily available and cheap! Passionfruit smoothies and protein shakes here I come!

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: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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