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What's "in season" in November?

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jessicheese Oct 6, 2008 09:30 AM

Hi all! I'll be making my way back to NOLA for a brief weekend in mid-November before embarking on a cruise. I've only been there for Jazz Fest and am looking forward to seeing the town in a different time. I know that certain seafoods are in season at different times. Anything that I should be trying while there?

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    Frolic RE: jessicheese Oct 6, 2008 01:06 PM

    Oysters.

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      foodmuse RE: jessicheese Oct 8, 2008 07:31 PM

      Satsumas, assuming the crop survived Gustav... Go to one of the farmers' markets (Tue, Thurs, or Sat) and get some fresh to eat out of hand. Then head to La Divina Gelateria to try their spectacular satsuma & fennel sorbetto (call ahead to insure availabilty).

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        jacquelyncoffey RE: foodmuse Oct 8, 2008 08:07 PM

        Please pardon my ignorance, but what is/are Satsumas?

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          foodmuse RE: jacquelyncoffey Oct 8, 2008 08:18 PM

          They're a japanese mandarin. Very loose-skinned; very juicy and sweet. Some cultivars are still green when ripe, so don't let the color fool you. Most similar to a clementine, i'd say.

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