Culinary News

Category: New Discoveries

Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 17

May 15, 2015

In this edition of Recently Foraged Ingredients we have a new list of unusual and hard to find items as well as some produce that is coming into season. These are some of the fun ingredients that are available out there so talk to your vendors and farmers. Spring ingredients are still going strong. Look for …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 16

May 4, 2015

In this edition of Recently Foraged Ingredients we have a new list of unusual and hard to find items as well as some produce that is coming into season. These are some of the fun ingredients that you can find out there so talk to your vendors and farmers. Spring ingredients are available in most places …

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Tip To Tail: Garlic

April 18, 2015

April 19th is National Garlic Day and to celebrate we have a list of different flavors and types of garlic. Their are many different variations of garlic that are out there to use as well as processed garlic such as black garlic, garlic confit, and roasted garlic. Garlic is arguably one of the most important …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 15

April 14, 2015

Spring ingredients are in full swing right now. Chefs are always looking forward to the springtime when they can use these exciting ingredients to liven up their menus and say goodbye to winter. Most of these springtime ingredients work well in salads, risottos, pastas, and ragoûts. These items pair nicely with spring protein such as Rabbit, …

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Foraging Through The Berkeley Hills

April 4, 2015

We went Food Foraging today with the The Berkeley Path Wanderers Assoc. through the Berkeley Hills in Northern CA. Check out our Facebook Page for more pictures of the edibles that we foraged today. Here is a list of the edibles that we found with a brief description:   Bermuda Buttercup- Citrus like flavor. Bristly Ox …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 14

March 26, 2015

Spring is in the air, and in the ground, and at the markets. Strawberries, Fiddlehead Ferns, English Peas and Tendrils, Asparagus, Artichokes, Green Garlic, and Spring Onions are here with Morels, Ramps, Fava Beans and Tendrils on the way. The start of Halibut and Salmon season are right around the corner. Here are the items we …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 13

March 10, 2015

Tale of two sides of the country. The East is still fighting with the snow, and the West has abundant sunshine and a diminishing water supply. But in the world of produce: The spring ingredients have begun in the west. Asparagus, Artichokes, Green Garlic, Spring Onions, and Green Strawberries (pictured) have started. Morel Mushrooms, Fiddlehead …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 12

February 18, 2015

In this edition of Recently Foraged Ingredients we are seeing the first signs of spring. While most of the East Coast is still covered in snow, the West Coast has an abundance of sunshine and the spring ingredients are beginning. Here are the items we have recently found: Garlic Roots (pictured) Green Garlic Chrysanthemum Green …

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Tip To Tail- Arugula

February 11, 2015

Arugula is a versatile leaf vegetable that has become a staple in the kitchen. Arugula was once considered a gourmet lettuce that could only be found on trendy restaurant menus. Now other unique greens have taken its place as the gourmet green du jour such as Fava Greens, Puntarelle, Purslane, and Little Gems. Arugula is …

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Purple Season, Part 2

February 2, 2015

Last year we published a list of purple ingredients in our post, “It’s Purple Season”. Now we have an updated list of purple versions of familiar and well known produce. We have put together this list of purple ingredients for inspiration and ideas to play with in the kitchen. Most of the ingredients are similar to …

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