Shaji M wrote:Rahsaan,
The closest I have come to Alphonso mangoes in the US have been the canned mango puree versions,which unfortunately is not the real thing! I feel the East coast is better blessed with this import than the left coast. And I agree that a stern tone might help
Jenise wrote:I bought some small yellow mangoes at Whole Foods last weekend. They're sometimes called Phillipine mangoes and seem to have many other names too..
Rahsaan wrote:...there are also lots of websites where you can order them directly to your house, regardless of where you live. I'm just trying to sort through which website may be more reliable.
Rahsaan wrote:Jenise wrote:I bought some small yellow mangoes at Whole Foods last weekend. They're sometimes called Phillipine mangoes and seem to have many other names too..
On the east coast Whole Foods stocks small yellow mangoes from Mexico that they call 'champagne mangoes'. They can be very good and have been a key part of previous Aprils, but with my diminished off-season fruit options I have been thinking about the internet. Plus, there is so much hyperbole about alphonso mangoes from India being the 'king of mangoes', I figured it might be worth exploring.
Jeff Grossman/NYC wrote:Sounds more like a papaya than a mango.
Frank Deis wrote:The "Champagne" mangoes are Adolfo = Ataulfo mangoes, and are closely related to the Alphonso mangoes
I really look forward to those and enjoy them a lot. I like to make a "salad" with alternating slices of perfectly ripe Ataulfo mango and perfectly ripe avocado. Dress with a little Major Grey chutney, it's pretty exquisite. Sometimes I include some "clean" grapefruit segments. I take apart a grapefruit the way chefs do so you end up with no outer membranes or white stuff just the little juice-bags clinging together in each segment. Those segments are called "suprèmes" just like a perfectly cleaned up chicken breast.
Frank Deis wrote:It's true that the mangoes appear and disappear from the stores -- but I get good avocados pretty much year round. I suppose you have higher standards than I do but if it's ripe, I'm gonna like it, even if the flavor is mild. I don't buy grapefruit that often, my meds don't like grapefruit, and I guess I haven't noticed that it's seasonal. When would you say those 3 seasons are, I'm serious about asking, I would like to know. I do know that sometimes grapefruits are so ripe and sweet that you can eat 'em like an orange, but mostly they are pretty harsh which probably means unripe, out of season.
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