Culinary News

Month: February 2018

Ingredient Of The Day: Mexican Papaya

February 24, 2018

Mexican Papaya, aka Maradol or Maridol Papaya, is a variety of Papaya with a floral-sweet flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, a fruit dish, or salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Savory

February 23, 2018

Savory is an herb that has two varieties, winter savory and summer savory. They have 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: Broccoli Sprouts

February 22, 2018

Broccoli Sprouts are a delicate microgreen with a peppery flavor. They are mostly used as a garnish but can also be used in a salad or sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fuerte Avocado

February 21, 2018

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 a chilled avocado soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Minutina

February 20, 2018

Minutina, aka Buck’s Horn Plantain and Erba Stella, is a green that can be used raw or cooked. It has a grassy-nutty-vegetal flavor and can be used for a garnish, salad, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bone Marrow

February 19, 2018

Bone Marrow is often prepared as an appetizer by slicing the bone in half lengthwise and then it is roasted and served with a side of 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: Golden Turnip

February 18, 2018

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: Mandarinquat

February 17, 2018

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

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Ingredient Of The Day: Treviso

February 16, 2018

Treviso, aka Radicchio di Treviso, is a leaf vegetable that can be used cooked and raw. It has a vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and can be used in salad, for stew, vegetable side dish, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Coarse Himalayan Pink Salt

February 15, 2018

Coarse Himalayan Pink Salt is a specialty salt that is used as a garnish or finishing salt. It has a mineral-salty flavor and dry-crunchy texture.…

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