I think it’s about time we in the test kitchen came clean: We’re obsessed with freeze-dried fruit. You will find it in our awesome Strawberry Cereal Treats (pictured above) in the October issue of Food Network Magazine, and you’ll see it in some upcoming issues too. Freeze-dried berries, peaches, pineapple and other fruit are popping up in more and more stores across the country. The packages can seem a little pricey considering they contain only about an ounce of fruit, but when you consider how much the fruit must have weighed before it was freeze-dried, the price really isn’t so bad. And believe me when I say that each little fruit packs a ton of flavor — it’s intense.
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Andrea Albin has been obsessed with cooking and food since she was a little girl. After graduating with an undergraduate degree in film studies, she decided to pursue her culinary dreams and moved to New York to attend the French Culinary Institute. She began her career by honing her cooking skills in some of Manhattan’s top restaurants, and then transitioned into the world of food media. Over the last 5 years, she has worked as a food stylist, recipe editor, tester, and developer. Before joining the Food Network team, Andrea worked as food editor at Gourmet magazine until it folded in 2009.