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Culinary News

Month: August 2016

Ingredient Of The Day: Cylindra Beet

August 31, 2016

The Cylindra Beet, aka Formanova Beet, is an heirloom variety of beet that is fruity and sweeter than regular beets. Use like you would regular Red Beet in Borscht, salad, Risotto, soup, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bittercress

August 30, 2016

Bittercress, aka Lamb’s Cress, is a leafy green that can be used for salad, soup, stew, or a braising green. Use sparingly because it is bitter, the other flavor profiles are earthy, grassy, and vegetal.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Maroon Carrot

August 29, 2016

The Maroon Carrot, aka Red Carrot, is an heirloom variety of carrot with an earthy-sweet flavor and an appetizing maroon color. Use for crudités, salad, soup, stew, stir-fry, and tempura.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Xoconostle

August 28, 2016

Xoconostle is a fruit that is used more like a vegetable and looks similar to a Red Prickly Pear. They have a sour-tart flavor and are used for salsa and in cocktails such as margaritas.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Antique Radish

August 27, 2016

Golden Antique Radish is a light colored round radish with an earthy-peppery-slightly spicy flavor. Use for crudités, salad, and stir-fry. Most radishes are used raw or pickled but we’ve seen a new trend of roasting or sautéing them.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pom Pom Mushroom

August 26, 2016

Pom Pom Mushroom, aka Bearded Hedgehog Mushroom or Bearded Tooth Mushroom or Lion’s Mane Mushroom, ranges in size from golf ball to soccer ball and has a spongy-stringy-meaty texture. They have a briny-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and are good in a pasta dish, Risotto, stir-fry, and tempura.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cheddar Cauliflower

August 25, 2016

Cheddar Cauliflower is an orange variety of Cauliflower with an earthy-musty-nutty flavor. Use for crudités, salad, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish. The Orange Cauliflower is similar to regular Cauliflower and can be used in the same manner.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chinese Shiso

August 24, 2016

Chinese Shiso, aka Chinese Perilla, is similar to Green Shiso and Red Shiso with a earthy-minty-pungent flavor. Use in salad, Sashimi, Sushi, and Spring Roll.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Radish Blossom

August 23, 2016

Radish Blossom, aka Radish Flower, is the Radish Top when it begins to flower. They have a floral-peppery-slightly spicy flavor and are best used as a garnish, in salad, and Risotto.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dragon Fruit

August 22, 2016

Dragon Fruit is a tropical fruit with a petal like exterior and a red-pink interior. They have a fruity-acidic-slightly sweet flavor similar to a Kiwi. Use them for fruit dishes, salad, and salsa.…

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