Culinary News

Month: September 2016

Ingredient Of The Day: Calimyrna Fig

September 30, 2016

The Calimyrna Fig is a green variety of fig with a aromatic-fruity-sweet flavor and creamy texture. Use for out-of-hand eating or salad, or cook for baked goods.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Malanga Root

September 29, 2016

The Malanga Root is a root vegetable with a white and pink interior and ranges in size from a golf ball to larger than a baseball. After peeling the rough skin, the flesh has a earthy-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and starchy texture. They need to be cooked and can be used for soup, stew, tempura, and …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Date

September 28, 2016

The Fresh Date, aka Fresh Date Palm, is available in early autumn and has a sweet flavor but not as sweet as dried dates. They have a small pit in the center and can be eaten as is or used for baked goods.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kadota Fig

September 27, 2016

The Kadota Fig is a green variety of fig with an aromatic-sweet flavor and creamy-tender-jam like texture. Use for chutney, compote and jam, or raw for a salad or out-of-hand eating.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ramp Bulb

September 26, 2016

The Ramp Bulb, aka Ramp Clove or Wild Leek Bulb, are a mature Ramp and they are more similar to a Shallot. They have a pungent-strong-earthy flavor and can be used for Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, Risotto, sauce, soup, stew, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Oaxaca Red Shelling Bean

September 25, 2016

The Fresh Oaxaca Red Shelling Bean is an heirloom shelling bean from Oaxaca, Mexico. They are typically boiled or braised and used for soup, stew, salad, and vegetable side dish. They have a nutty-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and firm texture that becomes tender after about 20-35 minutes of cooking.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bronx Grapes

September 24, 2016

The Bronx Grapes are a specialty seedless variety of grape that is available in late summer and early autumn. They are pale green to light brown in color with a fruity-sweet-astringent flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use in fruit dishes, garnish, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Flageolet Bean

September 23, 2016

It is common to find the Dried Flageolet Bean but for a short time in the autumn you can find the Fresh Flageolet Bean available. The fresh beans take less time to cook than the dried beans and can be used for Cassoulet, salad, stew, soup, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tindora

September 22, 2016

The Tindora is a small green and white striped oblong vegetable that is used raw or cooked. They have a mild-slightly bitter flavor and crunchy texture. Use for curry dish, Indian cuisine, salad, soup, stew, or stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Feijoa

September 21, 2016

The Feijoa, aka Pineapple Guava, is a tropical fruit with an aromatic-floral-sweet-tangy flavor and a creamy-grainy texture. Cut in half and scoop out the pulp and use for baked goods or any fruit dish.…

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