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Ingredient Of The Day: Corn Smut

October 26, 2017

Corn Smut, aka Corn Truffle, Cuitlacoche or Huitlacoche, and Maize Mushroom, is a fungus that grows on corn after it rains. It is considered a delicacy and can be used in Risotto, sauce, soup, stew, and Latin dishes. It has a musty-smoky-sweet flavor and tender-woody texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Kiwi

October 25, 2017

The Golden Kiwi, aka Gold Kiwi, has a similar flavor to regular Kiwi but a little more sweet and less tart. Use for out-of-hand eating, in dessert dishes, salad, and salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Karinata Kale

October 24, 2017

Karinata Kale is a hybrid variety of Red Russian Kale and Red Mustard Green. It has an earthy-peppery-vegetal flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use cooked or raw for salad, Pesto Sauce, soup, stir-fry or for a braising green side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Pomegranate

October 23, 2017

The White Pomegranate is similar to regular Pomegranate but with a little sweeter flavor. Use the seeds for a garnish or salad, or use the juice for cocktails, vinaigrette, and marinade.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Carnival Squash

October 22, 2017

Carnival Squash is an autumn/winter variety of hard squash with a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. Cut in half and bake or roast and use for Risotto, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Butter Boletus

October 21, 2017

The Butter Boletus mushroom, aka Royal Bolete, is similar to a Porcini Mushroom but with less flavor. Bake, braise, sauté, roast, or grill and use for Risotto, pasta dish, soup, stew, or a vegetable side dish. They have an earthy-musty flavor and firm-dry-spongy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kadota Fig

October 20, 2017

The Kadota Fig is a green variety of fig with an aromatic-sweet flavor and creamy-tender-jam like texture. Use for chutney, compote and jam, or raw for a salad or out-of-hand eating.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cauliflower Mushroom

October 19, 2017

The Cauliflower Mushroom is a golfball to softball sized fungus with an earthy-musty flavor and crunchy texture. Use for a pasta dish, Risotto, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pennywort

October 18, 2017

Pennywort, aka Rau Má, is a small leafy green vegetable with an aromatic-grassy-vegetal flavor. It can be used as an herb, salad green, or braising green and is good in salads and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bacon Avocado

October 17, 2017

The Bacon Avocado is one of many varieties of Avocado. They have a buttery-earthy-fruity-nutty flavor and a creamy texture. Use for salad, Ceviche, Guacamole, sandwiches, sushi, and a cold avocado soup.…

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