Mother Nature's Pride of the Season
According to ancient history, the date palm was made from dust left over from the creation of Adam. Next to the coconut palm, it is the most useful of the palm family. The tree trunk provides fuel and building materials. The leaves can be used for weaving mats and baskets. The buds can be eaten as a vegetable. The fruit seeds can be ground and roasted as a substitute for coffee.
But it is the date palm that is the most popular. And of the many variety of dates, the Medjool is treasured above all. An absolute joy to cook with because their natural sweetness reduces the need for refined sugar. A constant pleasure to serve because they always bring rave reviews!