Culinary News

Month: November 2017

Ingredient Of The Day: Popcorn

November 30, 2017

Popcorn is a variety of corn that is grown for drying to use for Popcorn. Popcorn can be used as a snack, appetizer, and to garnish a dish like soup. Many ingredients can be added to make it more flavorful such as butter, salts, citrus juice, herbs and spices.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pancetta

November 29, 2017

Pancetta is a cured pork product like Bacon. It is used to flavor dishes like soup, stew, and pasta and it can also be cut into lardons and used as a garnish. You can also cut the rolled pancetta very thin and bake to make “pinwheels” and use that as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Kuri Squash

November 28, 2017

The Red Kuri Squash is a small winter squash with a a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. They can be baked or roasted and used for a vegetable side dish or cut up and added to soup and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Banana

November 27, 2017

The Red Banana is a small red variety of banana that needs to be eaten when it is fully ripe. They have a fruity-sweet-tangy flavor and a creamy-starchy texture. They can be eaten on their own or added to baked goods such as cakes and muffins.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Variegated Sage

November 26, 2017

Variegated Sage, aka Golden Leaf Sage, is one of the many varieties available and has a fruity-pungent-slightly sweet flavor. Use for a garnish (deep-fried is great), in a soup, stew, sauce, gravy, and stuffing.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cortland Apple

November 25, 2017

The Cortland Apple is a well balanced apple with a floral-tart-slightly sweet flavor and crisp texture. Use for out-of-hand eating, salad, or in baked goods such as crisp, crumble, cobbler and pie, or for a chutney.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Etrog Citron

November 24, 2017

Etrog Citron is a citrus that is used for the zest since the fruit doesn’t have much juice. It has a sour-tart flavor and can be used for making a syrup or candied peel, for cocktails, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Galeux D’Eysines Squash

November 23, 2017

Galeux D’Eysines Squash is a French heirloom variety and can make a great substitution for Sweet Potato on Thanksgiving. It is a winter/hard squash with a nutty-sweet flavor. Purée and use for a soup or vegetable side dish or dice and roast for a stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Northern Spy Apple

November 22, 2017

A great apple for the Thanksgiving apple pie. The Northern Spy Apple is a nicely balanced apple with an astringent-tart-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm texture. Eat on their own or add to a salad, use for chutney, compote or jam, or add to dessert dishes such as pie, betty, buckle, crisp, crumble and cobbler.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chestnut

November 21, 2017

Chestnuts are used a lot around Thanksgiving time. The nuts have a hard shell that is best scored and then roasted. They have a sweet-nutty flavor and a dry-crunchy texture and can be puréed and used for a soup, added to a salad, used in desserts, and added to stuffing and gravy.…

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