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Ingredient Of The Day: Matsutake Mushroom

December 15, 2017

The Matsutake Mushroom, aka White Pine Mushroom, is a prized mushroom with an earthy-nutty flavor. They are a dirty white-beige-brown color and range in size from a golf ball to a soft ball. Use them by roasting or sautéing for a side dish or accompaniment to a steak or add them to Risotto, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cinnamon

December 14, 2017

Cinnamon is a spice used in both savory and sweet cooking. In comes in pieces of bark (sticks) or ground in powder form. It has a slightly sweet-slightly spicy flavor and is used in many baked goods, desserts and sauces. It is also used in stews, sauces, and chutneys and pairs well with pork, game …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chicory Di Castelfranco

December 13, 2017

Chicory Di Castelfranco, aka Castelfranco Radicchio, is a lettuce that can be used raw and cooked. It has a slightly bitter flavor and can be used in a salad or as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cardoon

December 12, 2017

Cardoon is a vegetable that is used by baking, braising, deep frying, or roasting. Cardoon has a earthy-grassy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor that can be removed by soaking in salted water. Use in a soup, stew, and as a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hawaiian Apple

December 11, 2017

The Hawaiian Apple has a fruity-sweet flavor with no acidity and a crisp-juicy texture. Best eaten out-of-hand but can also be used for baked goods such as crisp, crumble, cobbler, betty, buckle, galette, and pie.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Roasted Garlic

December 10, 2017

Roasted Garlic is a great ingredient to have around. It can be served on its own as a side dish or garnish and can also be added to Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, Risotto, vinaigrette, sauce, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sugarcane

December 9, 2017

Sugarcane is a raw ingredient that is primarily used for making sugar. It grows in large stalks and has a hard outer shell. It has a sweet flavor and a fibrous-stringy-tough-woody texture. It can be cut into pieces and used as a skewer for meats and vegetables, and also used as a garnish for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Paris Market Carrot

December 8, 2017

The Paris Market Carrot goes by many names such as French Round Carrot, Globe Carrot, Italian Thumbelina, and Parisienne Carrot. It is a small round carrot with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be used whole or chopped, raw and cooked, for crudités, salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cucumber Root

December 7, 2017

Cucumber Root is the bulb that grows from the Mouse Melon and is similar to Jícama. They range in size from a golf ball to a soft ball and have a rough skin that needs to be peeled. They have an earthy-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and can be used raw and cooked for …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Burnet

December 6, 2017

Burnet, aka Salad Burnet, is an herb and a salad green. It is best to use the young leaves because the older ones have a bitter taste. The young leaves have a pungent-minty flavor and can be used for compound butter (Beurre Chivry), garnish, salad, soup, and a sauce.…

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