Culinary News

Month: May 2017

Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Thread Mushroom

May 31, 2017

The Golden Thread Mushroom, aka Caterpillar Mushroom, is very rare to find in the wild where it is available in the summertime in China. They are cultivated year round and they have an earthy-musty flavor and firm texture and can be used in soup, stew, Risotto, and pasta dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Corno Di Toro Chile Pepper

May 30, 2017

The Corno Di Toro Chile Pepper, aka bull’s horn chile pepper, Carmen Chile Pepper, and Cowhorn Chile Pepper, is a sweet flavored pepper from Italy. Use for crudités, salsa or relish, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Micro Arugula

May 29, 2017

Micro Arugula is an Arugula Microgreen with a mild-nutty flavor. They are used primarily as a garnish or in a salad or sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Garlic Chive

May 28, 2017

The Green Garlic Chive is stronger than regular Chive with an aromatic-earthy-grassy-pungent flavor. Sprinkle on top to finish a dish to add flavor and for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Wing Bean

May 27, 2017

The Wing Bean, or Asparagus Bean, is an edible bean with a unique look. They have an earthy-grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture. Blanch or sauté the beans and use in a salad or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Little Gem Lettuce

May 26, 2017

Little Gem Lettuce, aka Sucrine and Sweet Gem Lettuce, is similar to Romaine Lettuce but has a small tight head. They have a mild-vegetal flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and are used in salad and for garnish and canapés.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Persian Green Plum

May 25, 2017

The Persian Green Plum are unripe and usually cooked or pickled. They have a fruity-sour-tart flavor and firm-crisp-crunchy texture and are mostly used to make chutney.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cayenne Chile Pepper

May 24, 2017

The Cayenne Chile Pepper is a very spicy pepper that is usually dried and made into Cayenne Pepper. The fresh peppers can be braised, roasted, and smoked and used for salsa, sauce, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pioppini Mushroom

May 23, 2017

The Pioppini Mushroom, aka Velvet Pioppini, Black Poplar, Shimeji, and Willow Mushroom, can be foraged in the wild in China in the late spring and early summer but they are usually cultivated year round. They have an earthy-nutty-peppery flavor and dry-firm texture, which makes them hold up nicely to braising and sautéing. Use for soup, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ume Plum

May 22, 2017

The Ume Plum is a small plum that is cooked to create a jam or chutney. They have an acidic, sour, slightly bitter flavor and firm texture. They can also be cured or pickled.…

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