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Culinary News

Month: July 2014

National Food Days- August 2014

July 31, 2014

Here is our official (?) National Food Days calendar for the month of August. For the entire month enjoy Catfish, Peaches, and Sandwiches. Here are the food items we recognize that have a specific day dedicated to them for the month of August: 3- Watermelon 5- Oyster 8- Frozen Custard; Zucchini 9- Rice Pudding 10- S’mores 13- Filet Mignon …

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Ingredient Spotlight: Chilled Soups

July 23, 2014

Summertime is here and you are probably not thinking about soup, but you should be thinking about chilled soups. Many of the summer vegetables that are available right now can be used for a decadent cold soup. Fruits that are out now such as berries, stone fruit, and melons can also be used for a …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 2

July 17, 2014

Amongst the bounty of popular summer produce available such as tomatoes, cucumbers, squashes, and stone fruit, farmers are growing lots of unique heirloom varieties of produce for chefs to experiment with. Here are some of the interesting less common ingredients we have recently found around the San Francisco Bay Area: Herbs and Aromatics: Variegated Sage Purple …

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Ingredient Spotlight: Summer Squash

July 5, 2014

There are many colorful varieties of summer squash and zucchini thriving at the markets right now. Summer squash is a versatile vegetable and there are lots of creative ways to prepare them. Many of the young summer squashes can be plated even without seeing any heat. Here are some great ways for using them raw: Squash Carpaccio- Thin slice squash, …

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Happy Caesar Salad Day (and 4th of July)

July 3, 2014

July 4th is National Caesar Salad Day. This day will probably get lost in the shuffle as most people will be celebrating America’s independence by throwing everything imaginable on the grill. Since you already have the BBQ fired up for the 4th of July, reserve a little space on the grill to make a “Grilled …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 1

July 1, 2014

It’s always fun to find new, rare, and hard to find ingredients. Always talk with your local farmers, farmers markets, or specialty distributors to see what they have to offer. Here is a round-up of some of the interesting and hard to find ingredients we have found recently: Fresh Guindilla Peppers- Hard to find fresh, …

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