Culinary News

Month: October 2017

Ingredient Of The Day: Water Caltrop

October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween! The Water Caltrop, aka Bat Nut, Buffalo Nut, and Devil Pod, is a type of nut that is similar to a Water Chestnut. They have a mild-nutty flavor and fibrous-starchy texture and need to be cracked open to get to the flesh. Boil, simmer, or roast and use for a snack, in a stir-fry, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cricket Flour

October 30, 2017

Cricket Flour is made from roasted and dried crickets. It can replace regular flour in some applications and will work best with savory dishes. It has a high protein count with an earthy-mild-nutty flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hubbard Squash

October 29, 2017

The Hubbard Squash is an autumn and winter squash with a mild flavor. You can carve it into a jack-o-lantern for Halloween or use it for a soup, stew, or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sprouted Watermelon Seed

October 28, 2017

The Sprouted Watermelon Seed are watermelon seeds that have gone through the sprouting process. They have a nutty flavor and crunchy-dry texture. Use for a garnish, salad, and a snack.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Amahyakume Persimmon

October 27, 2017

Amahyakume Persimmon has a sweet-tangy flavor and creamy texture and needs to be used when it is very ripe. Use for baked goods like flans and custards, cakes and muffins, and jams and preserves.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Corn Smut

October 26, 2017

Corn Smut, aka Corn Truffle, Cuitlacoche or Huitlacoche, and Maize Mushroom, is a fungus that grows on corn after it rains. It is considered a delicacy and can be used in Risotto, sauce, soup, stew, and Latin dishes. It has a musty-smoky-sweet flavor and tender-woody texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Kiwi

October 25, 2017

The Golden Kiwi, aka Gold Kiwi, has a similar flavor to regular Kiwi but a little more sweet and less tart. Use for out-of-hand eating, in dessert dishes, salad, and salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Karinata Kale

October 24, 2017

Karinata Kale is a hybrid variety of Red Russian Kale and Red Mustard Green. It has an earthy-peppery-vegetal flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use cooked or raw for salad, Pesto Sauce, soup, stir-fry or for a braising green side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Pomegranate

October 23, 2017

The White Pomegranate is similar to regular Pomegranate but with a little sweeter flavor. Use the seeds for a garnish or salad, or use the juice for cocktails, vinaigrette, and marinade.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Carnival Squash

October 22, 2017

Carnival Squash is an autumn/winter variety of hard squash with a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. Cut in half and bake or roast and use for Risotto, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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