Darlings as the skies open up daily and begin dropping buckets of precious water on the drought-ridden lands of Southern Florida, I can only rejoice in knowing that it is an indication that it is now officially mango season! Summer in Florida has started and the mangoes are dropping from the trees, ripe and laden and lush with peppery sweetness!
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In Southern Florida, mango season runs from May all the way to September. Yes, I know, it always starts out soooo good. You're in love with the mangoes, you eat them greedily, like you've never eaten anything like it before, letting the sticky juice run down your chin, hands and your arms. (the serious eating of mangoes is a messy business after all!) You eat them all summer....as is, in salsa, in cocktails and then....you're done. You can't even look at another one! (Until next season, that is!)
Click on the photo to get the scoop on this kooky cookbook from the Japan-based Manga Culinary Institute!
Well, darlings, La Diva is one very lucky chica as I've scored a HUGE bag of the lovely tropical fruits from dear friends who are more than eager to get rid of the little buggers which are bursting from the tree in their backyard! La Diva will certainly be posting more recipes and info on the lovely mango as I've got a lot of them to use up!
Want to learn how to slice a mango into a little critter like this? Or how about just to eat? Chef Allan Susser of Chef Allens here in Miami will show you how in this informative little vid. He knows a LOT about mangoes, and heck, he even wrote an entire book on the subject! Click on the photo to check it out!