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: 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: 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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Ingredient Of The Day: Hedgehog Mushroom

September 18, 2016

The Hedgehog Mushroom, aka Sweet Tooth Mushroom, is similar to the Chanterelle Mushroom but milder. They have an earthy flavor and a firm-dry texture. Use for egg dishes, pasta and risotto dishes, sauce, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Jackfruit Seed

September 17, 2016

The Jackfruit Seed needs to be roasted and than is used for a snack or garnish. They have a nutty-earthy flavor and dry-crunchy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Black Eyed Pea

September 16, 2016

The Fresh Black Eyed Pea is harder to find than the more common Dried Black Eyed Pea. The Fresh Black Eyed Pea has a fresher, earthy, nutty flavor and takes less time to cook. After cooking, use for salad, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cutting Celery

September 15, 2016

Cutting Celery, also known as Italian Celery, Leaf Celery, Smallage, and Wild Celery, is grown primarily for the greens and is different from Celery Greens. They have a earthy-anise-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used as a braising green, for salad, or as a garnish.…

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