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Ingredient Of The Day: Chinese Date

October 10, 2017

Chinese Date, aka Jujube or Red Date, is a small marble sized brown and yellow tropical fruit with a small pit in the center. They have an acidic-slightly sweet flavor and a dry-mealy texture. Use for baked goods, chutney, compote, and jam.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Blewit Mushroom

October 9, 2017

The Blewit Mushroom, aka Blue Foot Mushroom, Pied Bleu Mushroom and Woodblewit, is an autumn fungus with a mild-earthy flavor. They are used in Risotto, pasta dish, sauce, soup, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish. They can be baked, braised, roasted and sautéed.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Forno Beet

October 8, 2017

The Red Forno Beet is red with an oblong shape. It is an heirloom variety of beet with an earthy-sweet flavor. Use like a regular Red Beet for salad, soup like Borscht, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chinese Artichoke

October 7, 2017

Chinese Artichoke, aka Crosne, Japanese Artichoke, and Knotroot, is a root vegetable with an earthy-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and a firm-crunchy texture. They can be eaten raw or cooked in a salad, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Limequat

October 6, 2017

The Limequat is a small citrus that is a hybrid of Key Lime and Kumquat. They have an aromatic-tart-slightly sweet flavor and are used for baked goods such as pies and jams and preserves.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Calimyrna Fig

October 5, 2017

The Calimyrna Fig is a green variety of fig with an aromatic-fruity-sweet flavor and creamy texture. Use for out-of-hand eating or salad, or use for desserts and baked goods.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Long Black Radish

October 4, 2017

The Long Black Radish, aka Long Black Spanish Radish, is an oblong variety of radish that is black on the outside and white on the inside. They have an earthy-mild-peppery-slightly spicy flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use for salad, soup, stir-fry, and crudités.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Asparagus Lettuce

October 3, 2017

Asparagus Lettuce, aka Celery Lettuce, Celtuce Lettuce, Chinese Lettuce, and Stem Lettuce is the top greens of the Celtuce Root. The greens have a mild-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and crunchy texture. They can be used raw in salad or cooked for soup or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Yellow Romano Bean

October 2, 2017

The Yellow Romano Bean, aka Yellow Italian Flat Bean or Yellow Italian Pole Bean, is a fresh bean with a grassy-vegetal flavor and crisp-crunchy-firm-meaty texture. Blanch, steam, or sauté and use for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Soyu Cucumber

October 1, 2017

The Soyu Cucumber is a summer and autumn cucumber that is completely edible. They have a fruity-mild flavor and crisp-crunchy texture. Use for salad, Gazpacho, garnish, and in a sandwich.…

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