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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: Chicory Di Castelfranco

December 13, 2017

Chicory Di Castelfranco, aka Castelfranco Radicchio, is a lettuce that can be used raw and cooked. It has a slightly bitter flavor and can be used in a salad or as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hawaiian Apple

December 11, 2017

The Hawaiian Apple has a fruity-sweet flavor with no acidity and a crisp-juicy texture. Best eaten out-of-hand but can also be used for baked goods such as crisp, crumble, cobbler, betty, buckle, galette, and pie.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sugarcane

December 9, 2017

Sugarcane is a raw ingredient that is primarily used for making sugar. It grows in large stalks and has a hard outer shell. It has a sweet flavor and a fibrous-stringy-tough-woody texture. It can be cut into pieces and used as a skewer for meats and vegetables, and also used as a garnish for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Paris Market Carrot

December 8, 2017

The Paris Market Carrot goes by many names such as French Round Carrot, Globe Carrot, Italian Thumbelina, and Parisienne Carrot. It is a small round carrot with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be used whole or chopped, raw and cooked, for crudités, salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cucumber Root

December 7, 2017

Cucumber Root is the bulb that grows from the Mouse Melon and is similar to Jícama. They range in size from a golf ball to a soft ball and have a rough skin that needs to be peeled. They have an earthy-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and can be used raw and cooked for …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Burnet

December 6, 2017

Burnet, aka Salad Burnet, is an herb and a salad green. It is best to use the young leaves because the older ones have a bitter taste. The young leaves have a pungent-minty flavor and can be used for compound butter (Beurre Chivry), garnish, salad, soup, and a sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Leopard Romaine Lettuce

December 5, 2017

Leopard Romaine Lettuce is a type of Romaine Lettuce with red, green, and white coloring. It has a mild flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. Use as a garnish, in sandwiches and hamburgers, and Caesar Salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Blood Lime

December 4, 2017

The Blood Lime is a hybrid of Lime and Blood Orange and is a variety of citrus with a tart-slightly sweet flavor. Use for Ceviche, salsa, sauce, Vinaigrette, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Violet Of Sicily Cauliflower

December 3, 2017

Violet Of Sicily Cauliflower is an Italian heirloom variety of cauliflower with a white and purple color and looser florets than regular cauliflower. They have a musty-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for crudités, soup, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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