Culinary News

Month: February 2017

Ingredient Of The Day: Mandarinquat

February 28, 2017

The Mandarinquat is a golf ball sized citrus that is a hybrid of a Mandarin and a Kumquat. It has an aromatic-floral-fruity-tart-slightly sweet flavor and a tender-juicy texture. It is mostly used whole in chutney, jam, and preserves and for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Quinoa Green

February 27, 2017

The Quinoa Green, or Quinoa Leaf, is the leafy green part of the Quinoa plant. They have a mild-nutty flavor and crisp-tender texture. They can be used raw or cooked in salad, for Pesto Sauce, Risotto, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Savory

February 26, 2017

Savory is an herb that has two types, winter savory and summer savory. It has a minty-pungent flavor and woody-hardy texture, similar to Rosemary and Pine. Use for hardy braised dishes, soups, and stews.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Smitten Apple

February 25, 2017

The Smitten Apple is one of many varieties of apples. It has a fruity-sweet flavor and a firm-crisp-juicy flavor. Best used for out-of-hand eating or in a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Turnip

February 24, 2017

The Golden Turnip is a baby variety that can be used raw or cooked. They have an earthy-nutty flavor and a crunchy texture. Use for crudités, salad, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bone Marrow

February 23, 2017

Bone Marrow is often served as an appetizer by slicing the bone in half lengthwise and roasting and accompanied with bread. But it can also be used as in ingredient for a compound butter, in a sauce or soup, and as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Vietnamese Coriander

February 22, 2017

Vietnamese Coriander, aka Asian Water Coriander, Rau Ram, and Vietnamese Cilantro, is an herb that is used in Asian cooking and has an aromatic-grassy-minty-musty-pungent flavor. Use for a garnish, in Pesto Sauce, relish, salsa, sauce, stir-fry, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kishu Tangerine

February 21, 2017

The Kishu Tangerine is one of many varieties of mandarins that are available. The Kishu has a fruity-sweet flavor and a juicy-tender texture and are best for out-of-hand eating.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fuerte Avocado

February 20, 2017

The Fuerte Avocado is a variety of avocado with a mild-buttery flavor and a creamy-oily texture. Use for Ceviche, salad, Guacamole, sandwiches, sauce, sushi, vinaigrette, and for a chilled avocado soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Trumpet Mushroom

February 19, 2017

The Black Trumpet Mushroom, aka Black Chanterelle and Horn Of Plenty, is a wild mushroom with an earthy flavor. Use in a pasta dish, risotto, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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