Culinary News


Ingredient Of The Day: Romanesco Cauliflower

June 23, 2017

The Romanesco Cauliflower is an Italian variety of Cauliflower with a unique shape. They have a musty-nutty flavor and firmer texture than regular cauliflower. Blanch, sauté, steam, roast, or use raw for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Jimmy Nardello Pepper

June 22, 2017

The Jimmy Nardello Pepper is an Italian pepper with a sweet-fruity flavor. Cook or use raw for salad, crudités, relish, salsa, and Spiedini.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mouse Melon

June 21, 2017

The Mouse Melon, aka cucamelon, Mexican miniature watermelon, Mexican sour cucumber, Mexican sour gherkin, and watermelon gherkin cucumber, is a marble sized cucumber. They have an earthy-salty-tart flavor and can be used in a salad or as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pluot

June 20, 2017

The Pluot, of Plumcot, is a plum-apricot hybrid with a sweet-fruity flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use for baked goods, dessert dishes, compote, jam, and out-of-hand eating.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bergamot Mint

June 19, 2017

Bergamot Mint is one of the many varieties of mint. It has an astringent-citrus-smoky-minty-slightly bitter flavor and can be used for dessert dishes, garnish, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sunflower Buds

June 18, 2017

The Sunflower Buds are sunflowers before they fully bloom. They can be sautéed or deep fried and used as a side dish. They have an astringent-floral-grassy-slightly bitter flavor with similar characteristics to Artichoke.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Smoked Sea Salt

June 17, 2017

Smoked Sea Salt is a flaky salt that has been smoked. The salt has a smoky-salty flavor and is best used as a finishing salt for garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Amaranth Greens

June 16, 2017

The Red Amaranth Greens, aka Red Callaloo Greens, have an astringent-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. When young they can be used raw for salad and when mature the leaves are used as a braising green and in soup and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: New Mexico Green Chile Pepper

June 15, 2017

The New Mexico Green Chile Pepper, aka Green Hatch Chile, is a specialty pepper from New Mexico. It is considered a delicacy and is mostly roasted before used. They have an aromatic-earthy-fruity-slightly spicy flavor and they are used for salsa, sauce, soup, stew, and added to many dishes for flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cluster Eggplant

June 14, 2017

The Cluster Eggplant is a unique variety that is small like a berry. They have a bitter-tart flavor and crunchy-firm texture and can be used for chutney, relish, salsa, and stew.…

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