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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Mitsuba

December 21, 2017

Mitsuba, aka Japanese Wild Parsley, Trefoil, or White Chervil, is an herb with an aromatic-grassy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor. Use it as a garnish, or in a marinade, Pesto Sauce, salad, or soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rome Beauty Apple

December 20, 2017

The Rome Beauty Apple is a variety with a floral-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and a crisp-firm texture. Use raw for out-of-hand eating and salad or use in desserts and baked goods for betty, buckle, crisp, crumble, cobbler, and pies. They can also be made into a compote, chutney, and jam.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Scarlet Rose Turnip

December 19, 2017

The Scarlet Rose Turnip, aka Pink Turnip or Scarlet Queen Turnip, is a variety of Turnip with an earthy-nutty flavor. They can be grated or julienned to be used raw for salad or crudités or cooked for a stew or vegetable side dish and can also be pickled.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chrysanthemum Green

December 18, 2017

Chrysanthemum Green is a small delicate-tender leaf vegetable that can be used raw and cooked. They have a peppery-slightly bitter flavor and can be used for salad, soup, stir-fry, and a braising green side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Parsley Root

December 17, 2017

Parsley Root, aka Hamburg Parsley, is a unique variety of parsley that is grown mostly for its root. It looks like a Parsnip but the taste is different with an earthy flavor. They can be used raw, julienned or sliced thinly for a salad, or cooked in a soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Graffiti Cauliflower

December 16, 2017

Graffiti Cauliflower is a large, dense, purple, heirloom variety of cauliflower. It has a musty-slightly sweet flavor and is used in the same applications as regular cauliflower. Use for crudités, soup, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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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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