Cooking Light magazine highlights “…five people who taught us to love fruits and vegetables.” Featured among the fab five:
Twenty years ago, tomatillos, mangos, or cherimoyas were not readily available at the average grocery store. Along with many other once-unusual produce items, they are now widely available due in part to Hernandez’s business, Melissa’s/World Variety Produce. Established in 1984 in Los Angeles, and named for Joe’s daughter, Melissa’s is the largest distributor of specialty produce in the United States. Hernandez and company is often the first call our Test Kitchens professionals make when our local sources are out of an ingredient needed for a recipe.
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