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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Date

September 29, 2017

The Fresh Date, aka Fresh Date Palm, is available in the early autumn and has a sweet flavor but not as sweet as dried dates. They have a small pit in the center and can be eaten as is or used for baked goods.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Feijoa

September 28, 2017

The Feijoa, aka Pineapple Guava, is a tropical fruit with a floral-sweet-tangy flavor and creamy-firm-grainy texture. Scoop out the flesh from the skin and use in a fruit salad or in baked goods.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Beluga Lentil

September 27, 2017

Beluga Lentil, aka Black Lentil, is a variety of lentil with an earthy flavor and a firm texture. Use for salads, soup, and stew. They get their name because they are small, black, and round like Beluga Caviar.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Flageolet Bean

September 26, 2017

It is more common to find the Dried Flageolet Bean, but for a short time in the autumn you can find the Fresh Flageolet Bean available. The fresh beans take less time to cook than the dried beans and can be used for Cassoulet, salad, stew, soup, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Melissa Fig

September 25, 2017

The Melissa Fig is one of the many varieties of figs that are in season during the autumn. They have an aromatic-fruity-sweet-jam like flavor. Use for chutney, compote, jam, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Oaxaca Red Shelling Bean

September 24, 2017

The Fresh Oaxaca Red Shelling Bean is an heirloom shelling bean from Oaxaca, Mexico. They are typically boiled or braised and used for soup, stew, salad, and vegetable side dish. They have a nutty-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and firm texture that becomes tender after about 20-35 minutes of cooking.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Scarlet Runner Bean Flower

September 23, 2017

The Scarlet Runner Bean Flower grows on the runner bean plants and they can be used in a salad or as a garnish. They have an earthy-floral-slightly sweet flavor and a crunchy-tender texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ramp Bulb

September 22, 2017

The Ramp Bulb, aka Ramp Clove or Wild Leek Bulb, are a mature Ramp and they are more similar to a Shallot. They have a pungent-strong-earthy flavor and can be used for Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, Risotto, sauce, soup, stew, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Malanga Root

September 21, 2017

The Malanga Root is a root vegetable with a white and pink interior and ranges in size from a golf ball to larger than a baseball. After peeling the rough skin, the flesh has a earthy-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and starchy texture. They need to be cooked and can be used for soup, stew, tempura, and …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bronx Grapes

September 20, 2017

The Bronx Grapes are a specialty seedless variety of grape that is available in late summer and early autumn. They are pale green to light brown in color with a fruity-sweet-astringent flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use in fruit dishes, garnish, and salad.…

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