Culinary News

Category: Back Of The House

Cheese Plate Garnishes

June 26, 2014

Are you creating a cheese plate and wanna stray away from the traditional accoutrements? The common garnishes usually found on a cheese plate are typically nuts, bread, crostini or crackers, dried fruit, and fresh fruit such as figs, grapes, apples and pears. Those are all classic garnishes for complimenting a cheese plate and aren’t likely …

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Sweet Corn Season

June 23, 2014

It’s the start of summer and that means it’s sweet corn season. Native to the Americas, corn is turned into cornmeal, dried for popping, or used fresh in lots of different recipes. Save the husks for wrapping foods such as fish and tamales for steaming, baking or grilling. Get your orders in, prepare your menus …

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Squash Blossoms- To Stuff, Or To Be Stuffed

June 13, 2014

Squash blossoms are around right now so grab them quick, they have a brief season and a short shelf life. In Italy you see them in every market and on every menu starting in the spring. In the states you will typically only see them at the farmers markets starting in late spring/ early summer …

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It’s The Start Of Gazpacho Season

June 11, 2014

With the temperature rising and cucumber season cranking up, the stage is set for that classic cold soup…. Gazpacho! There are many different varieties of cucumbers showing up in the market right now, and with tomato season right around the corner, the time is ripe for putting gazpacho on the menu. Check out the list …

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The Trend Of Sprouting

June 9, 2014

Sprouting is the traditional practice of drying or dehydrating a legume/grain just until it starts to sprout and before it is fully sprouted. Sprouting softens the grain so you can cut down on the cooking time and increase the nutrient value. If you want to really maximize the nutrients, you can bypass the cooking process …

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