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Ingredient Of The Day: Easter Egg Radish

December 23, 2017

Today is the Night of the Radishes celebration, an annual event in Oaxaca, Mexico. Therefore, today’s ingredient of the day is Easter Egg Radish, with an earthy-mild flavor and a crunchy-firm texture. Use for a salad, crudités, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Honeycomb

December 22, 2017

Honeycomb is often used as a garnish, mostly for a dessert platter or cheese plate. It has a very sweet flavor and sticky-crunchy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mitsuba

December 21, 2017

Mitsuba, aka Japanese Wild Parsley, Trefoil, or White Chervil, is an herb with an aromatic-grassy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor. Use it as a garnish, or in a marinade, Pesto Sauce, salad, or soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rome Beauty Apple

December 20, 2017

The Rome Beauty Apple is a variety with a floral-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and a crisp-firm texture. Use raw for out-of-hand eating and salad or use in desserts and baked goods for betty, buckle, crisp, crumble, cobbler, and pies. They can also be made into a compote, chutney, and jam.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Scarlet Rose Turnip

December 19, 2017

The Scarlet Rose Turnip, aka Pink Turnip or Scarlet Queen Turnip, is a variety of Turnip with an earthy-nutty flavor. They can be grated or julienned to be used raw for salad or crudités or cooked for a stew or vegetable side dish and can also be pickled.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chrysanthemum Green

December 18, 2017

Chrysanthemum Green is a small delicate-tender leaf vegetable that can be used raw and cooked. They have a peppery-slightly bitter flavor and can be used for salad, soup, stir-fry, and a braising green side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Parsley Root

December 17, 2017

Parsley Root, aka Hamburg Parsley, is a unique variety of parsley that is grown mostly for its root. It looks like a Parsnip but the taste is different with an earthy flavor. They can be used raw, julienned or sliced thinly for a salad, or cooked in a soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Graffiti Cauliflower

December 16, 2017

Graffiti Cauliflower is a large, dense, purple, heirloom variety of cauliflower. It has a musty-slightly sweet flavor and is used in the same applications as regular cauliflower. Use for crudités, soup, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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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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