Culinary News

Month: June 2016

Ingredient Of The Day: Smoked Sea Salt

June 30, 2016

Smoked Sea Salt is a great finishing salt. It has a smoky-salty flavor and a flaky texture, add it to a dish before serving. Great for fish!…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Garlic

June 29, 2016

Black Garlic, aka Fermented Garlic, has a strong-smoky-slightly sweet flavor. Even though it has it different flavor than regular garlic it can be used in the same way. Use it in sauces, Aïoli, and vinaigrettes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Wasabi Root

June 28, 2016

Fresh Wasabi Root has a much better flavor than the artificial Wasabi Paste you usually find. It is a lot like Horseradish Root with a nutty-medium spicy flavor and stringy-woody texture. Grate it and use as garnish, in Aïoli, sushi, or Vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bee Pollen

June 27, 2016

Bee Pollen is the protein for the bee hive and is often used as a health supplement but can also be used as a garnish for a dessert or cheese plate. It has a sweet-earthy-nutty flavor and a chewy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Romanesco Cauliflower

June 26, 2016

Romanesco Cauliflower is an Italian heirloom variety of Cauliflower with a nuttier flavor and firmer-crunchier texture. Romanesco has very attractive looking florets that are very sturdy and can be used raw for a crudités or salad or roasted for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mouse Melon

June 25, 2016

Mouse Melon, aka Watermelon Gherkin Cucumber, is the size of a marble and has a tart-salty flavor with a crunchy texture. It can be used as is in a salad or sautéed and added to a dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Corn

June 24, 2016

Baby Corn is corn before it fully develops and can be pickled, grilled, deep fried, or stir fried. They have a sweet flavor with a crisp-crunchy texture. Use in salads, tempura, or soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Jimmy Nardello Pepper

June 23, 2016

The Jimmy Nardello Pepper is a sweet pepper and can be used as you would a Red Bell Pepper. Use raw in a salad and crudités or roast or grill to add to a relish or salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bergamot Mint

June 22, 2016

Bergamot Mint is one of many varieties of Mint. It has a citrus-minty-smoky flavor and can be used like other mints and would be great in cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Betel Leaf

June 21, 2016

The Betel Leaf can be used as an herb or as wrap to stuff other ingredients in like a Grape Leaf. It has a musty-peppery-slightly bitter flavor and is used in Indian and Thai cuisines.…

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