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Ingredient Of The Day: Cresta Di Gallo

January 2, 2018

Cresta Di Gallo is a variety of cress with a crunchy texture and a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. It is less peppery then other types of cress and is best used raw in a salad or sandwich or as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Eyed Pea

January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! The Black Eyed Pea is often served for the New Year to bring good luck. They can be found as a Dried Black Eyed Pea and as a Fresh Black Eyed Pea and they have an earthy-nutty flavor. Braise or boil them and use for salad, soup, stew, a vegetable side dish, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Caviar

December 31, 2017

Happy New Years Eve! Caviar, aka Roe, is commonly served during special occasions and celebrations. The prized fish eggs come from sturgeon, but can also come from paddlefish and salmon. They have a briny-salty flavor and a tender-gelatinous texture and should have a pop when you bite into the eggs.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Quince Paste

December 30, 2017

Quince Paste, aka Cotignac, Crema de Membrillo, and Dulce de Membrillo, is a jelly-like ingredient made from Quince. It has a tart-slightly sweet flavor and gelatinous texture and is mostly used as a garnish, usually for cheese plates.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Quail Egg

December 29, 2017

The Quail Egg is much smaller than many other varieties of eggs and are best used to garnish other dishes. Use for Steak Tartare, on a pizza, or make small Deviled Egg appetizers.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Grand Marnier

December 28, 2017

Grand Marnier is a liqueur that is mostly known to be used in cocktails. But it is also used for cooking for things like sauces, most famously for Duck a l’ Orange. Its orange flavor works well in desserts and baked goods like cakes and can also be added to Whipped Cream.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Oyster

December 27, 2017

The Oyster is served raw on the half shell or cooked by barbecuing or baking for dishes such as Oysters Rockefeller, Angels On Horseback, and Devils On Horseback. You can find many different varieties of oysters, they have a briny-salty flavor and chewy-tender texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Batavian Lettuce

December 26, 2017

Batavian Lettuce, aka French Crisp Lettuce or Summer Crisp Lettuce is mostly used as a salad green and has a mild-vegetal flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. It is similar to Salanova Lettuce and Butterhead Lettuce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Prime Rib

December 25, 2017

Prime Rib is the Christmas beast. It is a cut of meat that is usually prepared with a marinade or dry rub and baked or roasted and served rare, often with a side of Prepared Horseradish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Amarosa Fingerling Potoato

December 24, 2017

The Amarosa Fingerling Potato has an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be roasted, baked, boiled, simmered, or braised and used for Potato Salad or for a side dish.…

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