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Ingredient Of The Day: Kishu Tangerine

March 4, 2018

The Kishu Tangerine is one of the many varieties of mandarins that are available. The Kishu is a small golf ball size citrus with a fruity-sweet flavor and a juicy-tender texture and they are best used for out-of-hand eating.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Albino Beet

March 3, 2018

The Albino Beet, aka White Beet, is a variety of beet with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor. Bake, boil, braise, roast, or simmer and use in salad, Risotto, soup, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: ChicharrĂ³n

March 2, 2018

Chicharrón or Chicharrónes are pork rinds that have been fried and puffed up. They have a salty-smoky flavor and crunchy texture and are often served as a snack but they also make a great garnish for dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bamboo Shoot

March 1, 2018

The Bamboo Shoot needs to be used when they are young and tender. They have an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and woody-crunchy texture and need to be cooked to get rid of the fibrous texture. Use in Asian cuisine like Egg Drop Soup, Sizzling Rice Soup, Spring Roll, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Smitten Apple

February 28, 2018

The Smitten Apple is one of many varieties of apples. They have a fruity-sweet flavor and a firm-crisp-juicy flavor. Best used for out-of-hand eating or in a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Quinoa Green

February 27, 2018

The Quinoa Green, or Quinoa Leaf, is the leafy green part of the Quinoa plant. They have a mild-nutty flavor and crisp-tender texture. They can be used raw or cooked in salad, for Pesto Sauce, Risotto, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Asparagus

February 26, 2018

Springtime brings us Asparagus. Asparagus can be found as Green Asparagus, Purple Asparagus, and White Asparagus and they have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use for crudités, in salad, a puréed soup, vegetable side dish, and wrapped with Prosciutto Crudo.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kaffir Lime Leaf

February 25, 2018

The Kaffir Lime Leaf has an aromatic-citrus flavor and is used to season soup, stew, and sauces. It can also be used to infuse flavor into liquids such as liquor and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mexican Papaya

February 24, 2018

Mexican Papaya, aka Maradol or Maridol Papaya, is a variety of Papaya with a floral-sweet flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, a fruit dish, or salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Savory

February 23, 2018

Savory is an herb that has two varieties, winter savory and summer savory. They have a minty-pungent flavor and woody-hardy texture, similar to Rosemary and Pine. Use for hardy braised dishes, soups, and stews.…

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