Culinary News


Ingredient Of The Day: Creole Tomato

July 3, 2017

The Creole Tomato is a variety of tomato from Louisiana. They are very sought after in the summertime and they are sweet and juicy with little to no acidity. Use in salad, sandwich sauce, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Corn

July 2, 2017

Red Corn, aka Elote and Indian Corn, is similar to regular corn but with a higher starch content. It has a nutty-sweet flavor and crisp-juicy-starchy texture. Use in soup, salad, stew, salsa, Succotash, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lemon Cucumber

July 1, 2017

The Lemon Cucumber gets its name because they look like a lemon in size and color. They have a mild-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm texture. Use them like regular Cucumbers for salad, soup, crudités, and salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Flying Saucer Squash

June 30, 2017

The Flying Saucer Squash is an heirloom summer squash with a mild-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Bake, braise, grill, fry, roast, sauté, or use raw for soup, stew, Risotto, Ratatouille, stir-fry, and tempura.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sunflower Petal

June 29, 2017

Use the Sunflower Petal sparingly in salads and as a garnish because they have a slightly bitter flavor. They also have grassy-vegetal overtones and they will add a pop of color to dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Betel Leaf

June 28, 2017

The Betel Leaf is used as an herb and a wrap to hold stuffed ingredients. They have an aromatic-musty-peppery-slightly bitter flavor. Use for soup or in Thai and Indian cuisine.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Blackberry

June 27, 2017

The Blackberry, or Bramble Berry, is a summer berry with a tart-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use for baked goods and desserts such as cobbler, crisp, crumble, pie, cake, jam, compote, chutney, and a dessert sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Wasabi Root

June 26, 2017

Fresh Wasabi Root, or Japanese Horseradish, is hard to find but worth the search. It is similar to Horseradish Root with a nutty-pungent-medium spicy flavor. Grate it and use it as a garnish, in soup, sauce, Aïoli, sushi, vinaigrette and a bloody Mary cocktail.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Corn

June 25, 2017

Baby Corn is usually cooked whole by grilling, frying, sautéing, or steaming. They have a mild-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and are used for soup, salad, stir-fry, tempura, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Garlic

June 24, 2017

Black Garlic, or Fermented Garlic, has gone through the process of fermentation to give it a smoky-strong-slightly sweet flavor. Use for soup, stew, sauce, Aïoli, vinaigrette, and most other applications that call for Garlic.…

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