In this global day and age, I'm irked when a restaurant refuses to serve a menu item because it's "out of season." Even discounting frozen and canned products, it's entirely possible to source just about anything this century and get it fresh and delicious. For instance, mangoes may not be in season in Florida right now -- in fact, my trees are just starting to bloom -- but Costa Rica has been shipping us fruit all winter. They may not be the same breeds of mangoes we groom in our back yards, but they're in the family. Chop 'em up, put 'em in a sauce, and I guarantee most diners wouldn't be able to identify... More >>>