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Culinary News

Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Dragon Tongue Bean

September 10, 2018

The Fresh Dragon Tongue Bean is similar to Green Bean but with yellow and purple coloring that fades away with cooking. They have a grassy-vegetal flavor and crunchy-tender texture and can be used for salad, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Leek

September 9, 2018

The Baby Leek, aka Tara, Tareh, and Tarreh, is more like an herb and similar to the Chive. They have an earthy-grassy-musty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-tender texture and are best used for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Huckleberry

September 7, 2018

The Red Huckleberry is a small summer berry with an astringent-tart-slightly sweet flavor. They can be used raw or cooked in baked goods, desserts, jams, and preserves. Also, try using them for crisp, crumble, cobbler, buckle, galette, and pies.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Piccolo Squash

September 6, 2018

The Piccolo Squash is an heirloom soft-summer squash that can be used cooked or raw. They have a mild-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for soup, stew, Risotto, Ratatouille, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tindora

September 5, 2018

Tindora, aka Ivy Gourd, Little Gourd, Scarlet Gourd, and Tindoori, is a small cucumber-like vegetable that can be used cooked and raw. They have a mild-slightly bitter flavor and crunchy texture and are used in curry and Indian dishes, soup, stew, stir-fry, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cutting Celery

September 4, 2018

Cutting Celery, aka Dutch Cutting Celery, Italian Celery, Leaf Celery, Smallage, and Wild Celery, is different then regular Celery Greens because they are primarily grown only for the leaves. The have an earthy-anise-aromatic-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture. They can be used cooked or raw as an herb, braising green, garnish or salad green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sparkler Radish

September 3, 2018

The Sparkler Radish, aka Sparkler White Tip and White Tip Radish, is an heirloom variety with red and white coloring. They have an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture and can be used for crudités, salad, sandwich, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Candy Stripe Fig

September 2, 2018

The Candy Stripe Fig, or Tiger Stripe Fig, is a specialty fig with green and yellow stripes. They have an aromatic-fruity-sweet flavor and creamy texture and can be used for baked goods and desserts, jams and chutneys, or added to a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Christmas Lima

September 1, 2018

The Fresh Christmas Lima is an heirloom shelling bean with red and white coloring. After removing from the pod, cook the beans without the need of soaking. They have a buttery-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for soup, stew, salad, Succotash, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chinese Shiso

August 31, 2018

The Chinese Shiso leaf, aka Chinese Beefsteak Plant and Chinese Perilla, is similar to regular Green Shiso and Red Shiso but it has green and purple coloring. They have an earthy-minty-pungent flavor and can be used for salad, Sashimi, Spring Roll, and Sushi.…

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