How to find the best tasting produce (even if it’s not organic)? It would be phenomenal to discover a shortcut to finding produce that explodes on the palate. But finding that level of taste takes work. “For me, organic is really important,” said Tony Mantuano, the chef-partner of Michelin-starred Spiaggia in Chicago. “But it’s not everything.” “The seasonality is the key, though. If you can get an organic eggplant from Florida in January, it doesn’t matter if it was organic, it will taste better when it’s grown locally and in season,” Manuano told HuffPost.