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Culinary News

Month: September 2015

National Food Days- October 2015

September 30, 2015

We have our National Food Day Calendar for the month of October. As always, we publish this calendar every month to give you ideas to have fun with. The items on this list aren’t always seasonal (Rhubarb?) but they have been selected for some reason by someone, somewhere on a National Food Day Panel. Some items are so …

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Ingredient Spotlight: Melon

September 20, 2015

Melons belong to the same botanical family — gourds, or, more formally, curcurbits — as Cucumbers, Zucchini, and Winter Hard/Squash/Pumpkin. Watermelons occupy their own genus within this family; most other melons are part of the muskmelon sub-family, as is the Armenian Cucumber. A summer crop that is primarily used as a fruit, most melons have a …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 23

September 18, 2015

Here are some of the fun ingredients out there so talk with your vendors and farmers to see the produce availability in your area. Summer ingredients is slowing down and we are starting to see the fall ingredients trickle in. Grab the last of the melons, tomatoes, summer squash and eggplant. We should still see peppers and figs for a bit longer. Autumn ingredients are showing up like Green Bean, …

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Ingredient Spotlight: Basil

September 15, 2015

The unofficial herb of summer, basil grows as a tender, large-leaf herb with a pungent, floral flavor, often with a hint of cloves. Basil pairs well with other summer ingredients, especially tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, and summer squashes. Basils are members of the Mint family, botanically speaking, but each variety brings its own unique flavor characteristics …

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Beyond The Traditional Pesto Sauce

September 7, 2015

It’s hard not to love Pesto Sauce with its vibrant green color and punch of herbal flavor. This gift from Italy is a summer sauce that goes so well with the seasons ingredients. It can be tossed with pasta, used on pizza, spread on bread for a sandwich, stirred into a Risotto, used as a …

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