Culinary News

Month: December 2016

Ingredient Of The Day: Caviar

December 31, 2016

Happy New Years Eve! Caviar, aka Roe, is commonly served during special occasions and celebrations. The prized fish eggs come from sturgeon, but can also come from paddlefish and salmon. They have a briny-salty flavor and a tender-gelatinous texture and should have a pop when you bite into the eggs.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Quince Paste

December 30, 2016

Quince Paste, aka Cotignac, Crema de Membrillo, and Dulce de Membrillo, is a jelly-like ingredient made from Quince. It has a tart-slightly sweet flavor and gelatinous texture and is mostly used as a garnish, usually for cheese plates.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Blood Lime

December 29, 2016

The Blood Lime is a hybrid variety of citrus with a tart-slightly sweet flavor. Use for Ceviche, salsa, sauce, Vinaigrette, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Matsutake Mushroom

December 28, 2016

The Matsutake Mushroom, aka white pine mushroom, is a prized mushroom with an earthy-nutty flavor. They are a dirty white-beige-brown color and range in size from a golf ball to a soft ball. Use them on their own by roasting or sautéing for a side dish or accompaniment to a steak or add them to Risotto, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Verjus

December 27, 2016

Verjus, aka Verjuice or Verjuis, is a beverage made from unripe grapes. It has an acidic-floral-sour-tart flavor and is used as a flavoring for sauce, soup, stew, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mitsuba

December 26, 2016

Mitsuba, aka Japanese Wild Parsley, Trefoil, or White Chervil, is an herb with an aromatic-grassy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor. Use it as a garnish, or in a marinade, pesto, salad, or soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Amarosa Fingerling Potoato

December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas! The Amarosa Fingerling Potato has an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for Potato Salad or roasted for a side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Batavian Lettuce

December 24, 2016

Batavian Lettuce, aka French Crisp Lettuce or Summer Crisp Lettuce is used mostly as a salad green and has a mild-vegetal flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. It is similar to Salanova Lettuce and Butterhead Lettuce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Easter Egg Radish

December 23, 2016

Today is the Night of the Radishes celebration, the annual event in Oaxaca, Mexico. So today’s ingredient of the day is Easter Egg Radish, with an earthy-mild flavor and a crunchy-firm texture. Use for a salad, crudités, and vegetable side dish…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Scarlet Rose Turnip

December 22, 2016

The Scarlet Rose Turnip, aka Pink Turnip or Scarlet Queen Turnip, is a variety of Turnip with an earthy-nutty flavor. They can be grated or julienned to be used raw for salad or crudités or cooked for a stew or vegetable side dish and can also be pickled.…

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