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The blood orange, one of winter's great fruits, with 12 recipes
The blood orange, one of winter's great fruits, with 12 recipes

Fruit expert David Karp loves to tell the story about a homeowner who was shocked several years ago to discover that she had a blood orange tree in her backyard. She called the cops because she was sure someone was trying to poison her. It’s hard to imagine that kind of reaction today. Blood oranges -- whether they’re the deep crimson Moros, or the less vibrantly colored but usually tastier  Taroccos or Sanguinellis -- are one of the most sought-after fruits of winter. Let’s not pretend that looks have nothing to do with it. Even when they have no more flavor than a run-of-the-mill navel, blood oranges lend drama to any dish. But if you get a really good one...

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