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Tag: Winter Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Kiku Apple

February 5, 2018

The Kiku Apple is a well balanced apple with a tart-sweet flavor and crisp-juicy texture. It can be used as a baking apple but it is best used for out-of-hand eating, a fruit dish, salad, and apple sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chinese Bitter Orange

February 1, 2018

Chinese Bitter Orange, aka Bitter Lemon or Trifoliate Orange, has a sour-acidic-slightly bitter flavor. It is similar to Bergamot Orange and Seville Orange and can be used raw for Aïoli, vinaigrette, and cocktails or cooked for sauces, jam, marmalade and preserves.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Seville Orange

January 27, 2018

The Seville Orange, aka Bitter Orange and Sour Orange, has a sour-tart-slightly bitter flavor. Because of the sour-bitter flavor it is usually only used for preserves, sauces, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Puntarelle

January 26, 2018

Puntarelle, aka Puntarella Chicory, is a green that can be used cooked or raw. It has a slightly bitter-peppery flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use the green in a salad, soup, stew, or braise them for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Ginger

January 25, 2018

Green Ginger, aka Baby Ginger, Spring Ginger, White Ginger, and Young Ginger, is harvested early and has a milder flavor than regular Ginger. Use like you would regular Ginger in Asian dishes, desserts, marinade, sauce, Aïoli, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Banana Flower

January 23, 2018

The Banana Flower, aka Banana Blossom, is used as a vegetable in Asian and Indian cuisine for curry dishes, stir-fry, pad Thai, and tempura. They have an earthy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and starchy-tough-woody texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ettinger Avocado

January 22, 2018

The Ettinger Avocado is a variety of Avocado with a thin-smooth shell and large pit. They have an earthy-buttery-fruity flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for salad, sandwiches, Guacamole, sauce, vinaigrette, or purée for a chilled soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Ninja Radish

January 21, 2018

The Purple Ninja Radish is a small to medium sized heirloom radish with an oblong carrot like shape. They have an earthy-peppery-slightly spicy flavor and can be used for crudités, salad, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rambutan

January 20, 2018

The Rambutan is a tropical fruit that is similar to the Lychee. They have an acidic-floral-sweet flavor and juicy-gelatinous texture. The have two seasons, summer and winter, and are best used for out-of-hand eating.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Beauregard Yam

January 18, 2018

The Beauregard Yam is a mild variety of yam with an earthy flavor and a dry-starchy texture. Use as a side dish, or for soup, stew, gratin, and tempura.…

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