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Culinary News

Month: September 2016

Ingredient Of The Day: Tindora

September 22, 2016

The Tindora is a small green and white striped oblong vegetable that is used raw or cooked. They have a mild-slightly bitter flavor and crunchy texture. Use for curry dish, Indian cuisine, salad, soup, stew, or stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Feijoa

September 21, 2016

The Feijoa, aka Pineapple Guava, is a tropical fruit with an aromatic-floral-sweet-tangy flavor and a creamy-grainy texture. Cut in half and scoop out the pulp and use for baked goods or any fruit dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hedgehog Mushroom

September 18, 2016

The Hedgehog Mushroom, aka Sweet Tooth Mushroom, is similar to the Chanterelle Mushroom but milder. They have an earthy flavor and a firm-dry texture. Use for egg dishes, pasta and risotto dishes, sauce, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Black Eyed Pea

September 16, 2016

The Fresh Black Eyed Pea is harder to find than the more common Dried Black Eyed Pea. The Fresh Black Eyed Pea has a fresher, earthy, nutty flavor and takes less time to cook. After cooking, use for salad, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cutting Celery

September 15, 2016

Cutting Celery, also known as Italian Celery, Leaf Celery, Smallage, and Wild Celery, is grown primarily for the greens and is different from Celery Greens. They have a earthy-anise-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used as a braising green, for salad, or as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Leek

September 14, 2016

The Baby Leek, aka Tara or Tareh or Tarreh, is a regular Leek that hasn’t matured yet and is more similar to a Chive or Scallion. They have a big bold flavor that is earthy, grassy, musty, vegetal, and slightly sweet. Use them by chopping raw for a garnish to add flavor to dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Adriatic Fig

September 13, 2016

The Adriatic Fig is a green variety of fig with an aromatic-sweeet flavor and creamy texture. Use for out-of-hand eating, for a jam or compote, or in a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sparkler Radish

September 12, 2016

The Sparkler Radish, aka White Tip Radish, is a mild variety of radish with red and white markings and an earthy-slightly sweet flavor. Use raw for crudités and salad or cooked for stir-fry and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Piccolo Squash

September 11, 2016

Piccolo Squash is a round soft summer squash with green stripes and a firm texture. They have a mild-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used raw or cooked. Use for Ratatouille, Risotto, soup, stew, Tempura, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Dragon Tongue Bean

September 10, 2016

The Fresh Dragon Tongue Bean is an heirloom bean similar to a Green Bean and has purple and white coloring that looses it color when cooked. They have a grassy-vegetal flavor and can be used for salad, crudités, and vegetable side dish.…

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