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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Quince Paste

December 30, 2017

Quince Paste, aka Cotignac, Crema de Membrillo, and Dulce de Membrillo, is a jelly-like ingredient made from Quince. It has a tart-slightly sweet flavor and gelatinous texture and is mostly used as a garnish, usually for cheese plates.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Batavian Lettuce

December 26, 2017

Batavian Lettuce, aka French Crisp Lettuce or Summer Crisp Lettuce is mostly used as a salad green and has a mild-vegetal flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. It is similar to Salanova Lettuce and Butterhead Lettuce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Amarosa Fingerling Potoato

December 24, 2017

The Amarosa Fingerling Potato has an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be roasted, baked, boiled, simmered, or braised and used for Potato Salad or for a side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Easter Egg Radish

December 23, 2017

Today is the Night of the Radishes celebration, an annual event in Oaxaca, Mexico. Therefore, today’s ingredient of the day is Easter Egg Radish, with an earthy-mild flavor and a crunchy-firm texture. Use for a salad, crudités, and vegetable side dish.…

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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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