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Culinary News

Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Feijoa

October 11, 2018

The Feijoa, aka Pineapple Guava, is a tropical fruit with a floral-sweet-tangy flavor and creamy-firm-grainy texture. Scoop out the flesh from the skin and use in a fruit salad or in desserts and baked goods.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Forno Beet

October 10, 2018

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: Asparagus Lettuce

October 9, 2018

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: Green Tomato

October 8, 2018

The Green Tomato is an unripe tomato and they have an acidic-tart flavor and firm texture. They can be used like a Tomatillo for salsa, relish or sauce but are more commonly used for making Fried Green Tomatoes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Dragon Carrot

October 7, 2018

The Purple Dragon Carrot is an heirloom variety with a slightly sweet-earthy flavor and a crunchy texture. Use for crudités, salad, and vegetable side dish or highlight their unique color for garnishing a dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Soyu Cucumber

October 6, 2018

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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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Date

October 5, 2018

The Fresh Date, aka Fresh Date Palm, is available in the early autumn and has a sweet flavor but not as sweet as dried dates. They have a small pit in the center and can be eaten as is or used for baked goods.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Yellow Romano Bean

October 4, 2018

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: Chicken Of The Woods Mushroom

October 3, 2018

The Chicken Of The Woods Mushrooms can grow up to 60 centimeters in width and it is best used when it is young and more tender. The chicken of the woods mushroom has a mild-earthy and slight chicken flavor and is best used sautéed for a side dish or in a risotto, soup, stew, sauce, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chinese Artichoke

October 2, 2018

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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