Culinary News

Month: January 2017

Ingredient Of The Day: Loquat

January 31, 2017

The Loquat, or Japanese Plum, is a small orange fruit with a floral-tart-slightly sweet flavor. Use it for out-of-hand-eating, in a salad, or for a chutney or sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Buckwheat Sprout

January 30, 2017

The Buckwheat Sprout is a microgreen with a grassy-vegetal flavor. Use it salads, sandwiches, and as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cassava Root

January 29, 2017

The Cassava Root, aka Manioc and Yuca Root, is a tuber vegetable with a mild flavor and starchy texture. it is primarily used as a thickener for soups and stews or made into flour.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ugli Fruit

January 28, 2017

The Ugli Fruit is a citrus fruit with a sweet-tangy-fruity-pungent flavor. Use in a fruit dish, salad, salsa, vinaigrette, marinade, or cocktail.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ettinger Avocado

January 27, 2017

The Ettinger Avocado is a variety of Avocado with a thin-smooth shell and large pit. They have an earthy-buttery-fruity flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for salad, sandwiches, Guacamole, sauce, vinaigrette, or purée for a chilled soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Banana Flower

January 26, 2017

The Banana Flower, aka Banana Blossom, is used as a vegetable in Asian and Indian cuisine for curry dishes, stir-fry, pad Thai, and tempura. They have an earthy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and starchy-tough-woody texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dried Flor De Mayo Shelling Bean

January 25, 2017

The Dried Flor De Mayo Shelling Bean is an heirloom bean with an earthy-nutty flavor. Use in soups, stew, or a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Puntarelle

January 24, 2017

Puntarelle, aka Puntarella Chicory, is a green that can be used cooked or raw. It has a slightly bitter-peppery flavor and crisp-tender texture. It can be used in a salad, soup, stew, or braised for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nagaimo

January 23, 2017

Nagaimo, aka Chinese Yam and Korean Yam, is an Asian tuber that has a mild flavor and gelatinous-starchy texture. It is mostly used to thicken soups but it can also be added to a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Mango

January 22, 2017

The Green Mango is an unripe Mango and is used in savory cooking as a vegetable not a fruit. It has a tangy-tart flavor and is used in salads or made into a relish.…

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