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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Blood Orange

May 31, 2016

The Blood Orange is a unique orange with a sweet-tart flavor. Use it for cocktails, juice, Aïoli, Vinaigrette, or a sauce. The Moro Blood Orange is similar but it on its way out of season at the moment but regular Blood Orange should be plentiful right now.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Guaje Seed

May 30, 2016

Guaje Seeds need to be painstakingly taken out of their pods. They have an aromatic-slightly bitter-earthy-grassy flavor and a dry-crunchy texture. They are best dried and roasted and used like a Pumpkin Seed.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Italian Agretti

May 29, 2016

Italian Agretti, aka Monk’s Beard, Roscana, or Saltwort, is a briny-earthy-salty water vegetable that is similar to Sea Bean. Blanch and use as a garnish, salad, or vegetable side dish. It has a very nice crunchy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Leek

May 28, 2016

Baby Leeks are usually available in the summertime but can sometimes be found in the spring. The Baby Leek, aka Tara, Tareh or Tarreh, is more like a Chive than a regular Leek.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Korean Melon

May 27, 2016

Korean Melon, aka Golden Melon or Oriental Melon, is a melon with an aromatic-floral-fruity-sweet flavor and a firm-juicy texture. Make a melon soup or use for Prosciutto And Melon.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lovage

May 26, 2016

Lovage, aka Sea Parsley and Wild Parsley, is similar to Celery Greens and can be used the same way like for a garnish, in a salad, soup, or stew. Lovage has an aromatic-grassy-salty-vegetal flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Moringa Pod

May 25, 2016

The Moringa Pod, aka Drumstick, is used as a fresh vegetable like a Green Bean. They have a grassy-vegetable flavor and a crisp-tender texture and can be blanched, braised, sautéed or deep-fried.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Gem Lettuce

May 24, 2016

Purple Gem Lettuce is similar to green Little Gem Lettuce and can be used in a similar matter. It has a slightly sweet-vegetal flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. Use the whole leaf in salads or for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ume Plum

May 23, 2016

The Ume Plum is mostly used for pickling. The flavor is very sour-acidic-bitter and has a short growing season.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nasturtium Seed

May 22, 2016

Nasturtium Seed, aka Nasturtium Pod and California Caper, grows wild on the nasturtium plant and can be dried and used like Black Peppercorn or pickled and used like Capers. They have a peppery-pungent-slightly spicy flavor.…

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