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  • Nancy Eisman
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    Nancy Eisman

    Nancy Eisman has been an enthusiastic part of the culinary team at Melissa's Produce Company for many exciting and tasty years. 
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    Buddha’s Feast

    February 2023
    This year’s Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, began on January 22 and runs for 16 days through February 8.
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    Ukrainian Beet & Potato Salad

    October 2022
    This month’s recipe pays homage to my grandfather’s homeland of Odessa, Ukraine. Many Ukrainian recipes descend from ancient peasant dishes, incorporating Slavic and European styles and techniques.
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    Plant-Based “Classic” Polenta

    September 2022
    Northern Italian farmers originally introduced polenta as a cornmeal porridge. Fast forward hundreds of years and Melissa’s offers a version of polenta (which is naturally plant-based) that is conveniently precooked and ready to slice, bake, fry or grill.
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    Grilled Summer Salad

    August 2022
    Summer salads are usually cold and crisp, but here’s a salad recipe that takes seasonal vegetables to the grill, adding heat, smoke, and charred flavors to the proverbial meal starter. This salad is substantial enough to fill in as the main course.

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    Pain Perdu

    July 2022
    In honor of this month’s Bastille Day (July 14), commemorating the birth of the French republic, I offer this plant-based version of traditional French toast.
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