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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Betel Leaf

June 28, 2017

The Betel Leaf is used as an herb and a wrap to hold stuffed ingredients. They have an aromatic-musty-peppery-slightly bitter flavor. Use for soup or in Thai and Indian cuisine.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Wasabi Root

June 26, 2017

Fresh Wasabi Root, or Japanese Horseradish, is hard to find but worth the search. It is similar to Horseradish Root with a nutty-pungent-medium spicy flavor. Grate it and use it as a garnish, in soup, sauce, Aïoli, sushi, vinaigrette and a bloody Mary cocktail.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Corn

June 25, 2017

Baby Corn is usually cooked whole by grilling, frying, sautéing, or steaming. They have a mild-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and are used for soup, salad, stir-fry, tempura, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Garlic

June 24, 2017

Black Garlic, or Fermented Garlic, has gone through the process of fermentation to give it a smoky-strong-slightly sweet flavor. Use for soup, stew, sauce, Aïoli, vinaigrette, and most other applications that call for Garlic.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Romanesco Cauliflower

June 23, 2017

The Romanesco Cauliflower is an Italian variety of Cauliflower with a unique shape. They have a musty-nutty flavor and firmer texture than regular cauliflower. Blanch, sauté, steam, roast, or use raw for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Jimmy Nardello Pepper

June 22, 2017

The Jimmy Nardello Pepper is an Italian pepper with a sweet-fruity flavor. Cook or use raw for salad, crudités, relish, salsa, and Spiedini.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mouse Melon

June 21, 2017

The Mouse Melon, aka cucamelon, Mexican miniature watermelon, Mexican sour cucumber, Mexican sour gherkin, and watermelon gherkin cucumber, is a marble sized cucumber. They have an earthy-salty-tart flavor and can be used in a salad or as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pluot

June 20, 2017

The Pluot, of Plumcot, is a plum-apricot hybrid with a sweet-fruity flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use for baked goods, dessert dishes, compote, jam, and out-of-hand eating.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bergamot Mint

June 19, 2017

Bergamot Mint is one of the many varieties of mint. It has an astringent-citrus-smoky-minty-slightly bitter flavor and can be used for dessert dishes, garnish, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sunflower Buds

June 18, 2017

The Sunflower Buds are sunflowers before they fully bloom. They can be sautéed or deep fried and used as a side dish. They have an astringent-floral-grassy-slightly bitter flavor with similar characteristics to Artichoke.…

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