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Tag: Foraged

Ingredient Of The Day: Honeycomb

December 22, 2017

Honeycomb is often used as a garnish, mostly for a dessert platter or cheese plate. It has a very sweet flavor and sticky-crunchy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Matsutake Mushroom

December 15, 2017

The Matsutake Mushroom, aka White Pine Mushroom, is a prized mushroom with an earthy-nutty flavor. They are a dirty white-beige-brown color and range in size from a golf ball to a soft ball. Use them by roasting or sautéing for a side dish or accompaniment to a steak or add them to Risotto, soup, and stew.…

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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: 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: 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: Black Walnut

September 18, 2017

The Black Walnut, or American Walnut, is a golf ball sized walnut with a very hard shell that makes it difficult to extract the meat. They have an astringent-bitter-earthy-nutty-slightly sweet-slightly bitter flavor and dry-firm texture. They can be used in sweet and savory applications such as baked goods and desserts, Pesto Sauce, salad, sauce, or …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cutting Celery

September 14, 2017

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: Baby Leek

September 8, 2017

The Baby Leek, aka Tara, Tareh, and Tarreh, is more like an herb and similar to 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: Xoconostle

August 28, 2017

The Xoconostle is a golf ball sized fruit that is grown on the cactus and used for sweet and savory applications. They have a sour-tart flavor and firm texture. They are best used for salsas, similar to a Tomatillo, and cocktails like margaritas.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bittercress

August 26, 2017

Bittercress, or Lamb’s Cress, can be used as an herb, salad green, and braising green. They have a bitter-earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and should be used sparingly because, as the name suggests, is very bitter. Use in salad, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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