Culinary News

Month: November 2016

Ingredient Of The Day: Pancetta

November 30, 2016

Pancetta is a cured pork product like Bacon. It is used to flavor dishes like soup, stew, and pasta and it can also be cut into lardons and used as a garnish. You can also cut the rolled pancetta very thin and bake to make “pinwheels” and use that as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Popcorn

November 29, 2016

Popcorn is a variety of corn that is used for drying for Popcorn. Popcorn can be used as a snack, appetizer, and to garnish a dish like soup. Many ingredients can be added to make it more flavorful such as butter, salts, citrus juice, herbs and spices.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Florida Avocado

November 28, 2016

Florida Avocado is a milder avocado with a bright green, delicate and smooth shell. The flesh is less creamy and oily with a mild-earthy-grassy-nutty flavor. Use in salad, for sandwiches and hamburgers, sushi, and Guacamole.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Northern Spy Apple

November 27, 2016

The Northern Spy Apple is a nicely balanced apple with an astringent-tart-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm texture. Eat on their own or add to a salad, use for chutney, compote or jam, or add to dessert dishes such as pie, betty, buckle, crisp, crumble and cobbler.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hinona Kabu Turnip

November 26, 2016

Hinona Kabu Turnip is a turnip/radish with a mild-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture. Use cooked or raw for crudités, salad, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dungeness Crab

November 25, 2016

I’m sure everyone is in a food coma today and ready for some Dungeness Crab. It is the season now on the west coast of America and after a year where we saw the season closed in Northern California, this year looks to be a good one. Dungeness Crab has a briny-sweet flavor and can be …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cranberry

November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! One of the biggest food holidays of the year. Cranberry is a popular ingredient on this day, mostly to make Cranberry Relish. They have an astringent-tart-slightly bitter flavor and need sugar to help it out. Commonly cranberries are paired with Orange and used to make baked goods, compote, chutney, jam and cranberry relish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Galeux D’Eysines Squash

November 23, 2016

Galeux D’Eysines Squash is a French heirloom variety of winter squash with a nutty-sweet flavor. Purée and use for a soup or vegetable side dish or dice and roast for a stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Variegated Sage

November 22, 2016

Sage is a popular herb used for Thanksgiving. Variegated Sage, aka Golden Leaf Sage is one of the many varieties available and has a fruity-pungent-slightly sweet flavor. Use for a garnish (deep-fried is great), in a soup, stew, sauce, gravy, and stuffing.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chestnut

November 21, 2016

Chestnut is used a lot around Thanksgiving and they have a hard shell that is best scored and then roasted. They have a sweet-nutty flavor and a dry-crunchy texture. They can be puréed and used for a soup, added to a salad, used in desserts, and added to stuffing and gravy.…

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