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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Minutina

February 20, 2018

Minutina, aka Buck’s Horn Plantain and Erba Stella, is a green that can be used raw or cooked. It has a grassy-nutty-vegetal flavor and can be used for a garnish, salad, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Turnip

February 18, 2018

The Golden Turnip is a baby variety that can be used raw or cooked. They have an earthy-nutty flavor and a crunchy texture. Use for crudités, salad, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mandarinquat

February 17, 2018

The Mandarinquat is a golf ball sized citrus that is a hybrid of a Mandarin and a Kumquat. They have an aromatic-floral-fruity-tart-slightly sweet flavor and a tender-juicy texture. They are mostly used whole in chutney, jam, and preserves and for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Treviso

February 16, 2018

Treviso, aka Radicchio di Treviso, is a leaf vegetable that can be used cooked and raw. It has a vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and can be used in salad, for stew, vegetable side dish, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Coarse Himalayan Pink Salt

February 15, 2018

Coarse Himalayan Pink Salt is a specialty salt that is used as a garnish or finishing salt. It has a mineral-salty flavor and dry-crunchy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Vietnamese Coriander

February 13, 2018

Vietnamese Coriander, aka Asian Water Coriander, Rau Ram, and Vietnamese Cilantro, is an herb that is used in Asian cooking and has an aromatic-grassy-minty-musty-pungent flavor. Use for a garnish, in Pesto Sauce, relish, salsa, sauce, stir-fry, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Fennel

February 12, 2018

Baby Fennel is similar to regular Fennel Bulb with an anise-aromatic-slightly sweet flavor but it is more tender. Use cooked or raw in soup, stew, salad, Risotto, or braise them whole for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rangpur Lime

February 11, 2018

The Rangpur Lime, aka Mandarin Lime, has an acidic-aromatic-citrus-fruity flavor and is used for its juice and zest to flavor dishes and sauces. Use in Ceviche, Seafood Crudo, vinaigrette, cocktails, and to infuse liquids and liquors.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rice Paddy Herb

February 10, 2018

Rice Paddy Herb has a musty-citrus-pungent-tart flavor. Because of its strong flavor, use sparingly in curry dishes and Indian dishes, soup, stew, stir-fry, and in a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Loquat

February 9, 2018

The Loquat, or Japanese Plum, is a small orange fruit with a floral-tart-slightly sweet flavor. Use it for out-of-hand-eating, in a salad, or for a chutney or sauce.…

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