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June 2022

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Waters sources some veggies from Chino Farm in Rancho Santa Fe for Chez Panisse, and Alvarez has obviously found its equivalent in Sydney's surroundings. Fujis in Fiji? Sometimes great flavors turn up where you least expect them. at was definitely the case when we were served poached pears for dessert at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji. Tropical fruit thrives in this environment, so we'd been enjoying watermelons, mangoes, and pineapples, but definitely not pears, which only grow in temperate environments. (I later learned that Fiji imports about $8 million of fresh fruit a year.) While I'm normally a big advocate of eating local, I have to admit that this dish was so divine that I enjoyed it more than once during our stay and asked for the recipe, which I have successfully recreated in my La Jolla kitchen. >> The author, her husband, and their guide in a field of red quinoa in Peru Fiji offers year-round tropical warmth Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji is a renowned diving destination ranchandcoast.com @ranchandcoast RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE JUNE 2022 85

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