Make Holiday Memories with Winter Citrus

I once read that of all our senses, smell and tastes are the ones that evoke the strongest memories for us. This time of year is rich in memories for many reasons, but I’d wager that a lot of it has to do with the warm aromas and dishes coming out of our kitchens. To me, citrus is the most evocative. Try stuffing tangerine or minneola skins with fresh tangerine sorbet as an after-dinner treat. Squeeze fresh blood orange juice into royal icing to flood your sugar cookies with natural magenta-spiked color. Segments of pink Cara Cara oranges (my personal favorite of the season) are absolutely luscious folded into rice or couscous. And don’t forget to stuff your holiday turkeys with plenty of Meyer lemons and fresh herbs. 

About the Chef

Stephanie Goldfarb is a Chicago-based chef and national food television personality specializing in seasonal, globally-inspired cuisine. Recognized as the winner of Food Network’s America’s Best Cook competition, and a celebrity chef on Kitchen Inferno and NBC’s Food Fighters, Goldfarb delivers unique and relatable culinary experiences to discriminating and casual diners alike. As the owner of the successful Seven Species Supper Club & Catering, she enjoys the challenge of building brand new menus each month that inspire both repeat clients and newcomers, and seeks opportunities to utilize new ingredients, techniques, and approaches in accessible ways.