Culinary News

Month: March 2017

Ingredient Of The Day: Longan

March 31, 2017

The Longan ranges in size from a grape to a plum and has a hard shell that is easy to peel with a “freestone” pit. They have a sweet-floral flavor and can be used for out-of-hand eating, in salad, or for a sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pea Tendril

March 30, 2017

The Pea Tendril or Pea Green are the greens that sprout from the pea pods. They have a sweet-vegetal flavor and crisp-tender texture and can be used as a garnish, in Pesto Sauce, salad, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Onion Scrape

March 29, 2017

The Onion Scrape, aka Onion Whistle, are the shoots that sprout from the onion when growing in the ground. They have an earthy-floral-musty- pungent-vegetal flavor and can be used as a garnish or any application that calls for onion.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sea Bean

March 28, 2017

The Sea Bean, aka Glasswort, Samphire, and Sea Pickle, is a water vegetable that grows in the ocean. It has a grassy-salty-vegetal flavor and crunchy texture. It is best used as a garnish to add a splash of color, crunch, and salty flavor to a dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cinnamon Cap Mushroom

March 27, 2017

The Cinnamon Cap Mushroom, aka Forest Nameko Mushroom, is a small sized mushroom with an earthy-nutty flavor and gelatinous-slimy texture. Sauté and use in soup, stew, stir-fry, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Guava

March 26, 2017

The Guava is a tropical fruit with an acidic-aromatic-sweet flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, compote, jam, and sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Gem Lettuce

March 25, 2017

Purple Gem Lettuce, aka Purple Little Gem Lettuce, is a salad green with a vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture. Use for salad, sandwiches, and for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Garlic

March 24, 2017

Green Garlic or Spring Garlic are the shoots of the garlic bulb that grow in spring. Use the whole shoot, they have a milder flavor than regular Garlic. They can be used in the same manner as garlic cloves for Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, Risotto, sauce, salsa, soup, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fava Bean

March 23, 2017

The Fava Bean or Broad Bean needs to be removed from the pod and then skin removed. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use in salad, Risotto, pasta dish, and a vegetable side dish, or purée and use for a spread.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Centennial Kumquat

March 22, 2017

The Centennial Kumquat is a variety of Kumquat with a fruity-sour-tart-slightly sweet flavor. Use for baked goods, compote, jam, preserves, and cocktails.…

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