Culinary News

Month: June 2017

Ingredient Of The Day: Flying Saucer Squash

June 30, 2017

The Flying Saucer Squash is an heirloom summer squash with a mild-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Bake, braise, grill, fry, roast, sauté, or use raw for soup, stew, Risotto, Ratatouille, stir-fry, and tempura.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sunflower Petal

June 29, 2017

Use the Sunflower Petal sparingly in salads and as a garnish because they have a slightly bitter flavor. They also have grassy-vegetal overtones and they will add a pop of color to dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Betel Leaf

June 28, 2017

The Betel Leaf is used as an herb and a wrap to hold stuffed ingredients. They have an aromatic-musty-peppery-slightly bitter flavor. Use for soup or in Thai and Indian cuisine.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Blackberry

June 27, 2017

The Blackberry, or Bramble Berry, is a summer berry with a tart-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use for baked goods and desserts such as cobbler, crisp, crumble, pie, cake, jam, compote, chutney, and a dessert sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Wasabi Root

June 26, 2017

Fresh Wasabi Root, or Japanese Horseradish, is hard to find but worth the search. It is similar to Horseradish Root with a nutty-pungent-medium spicy flavor. Grate it and use it as a garnish, in soup, sauce, Aïoli, sushi, vinaigrette and a bloody Mary cocktail.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Corn

June 25, 2017

Baby Corn is usually cooked whole by grilling, frying, sautéing, or steaming. They have a mild-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and are used for soup, salad, stir-fry, tempura, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Garlic

June 24, 2017

Black Garlic, or Fermented Garlic, has gone through the process of fermentation to give it a smoky-strong-slightly sweet flavor. Use for soup, stew, sauce, Aïoli, vinaigrette, and most other applications that call for Garlic.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Romanesco Cauliflower

June 23, 2017

The Romanesco Cauliflower is an Italian variety of Cauliflower with a unique shape. They have a musty-nutty flavor and firmer texture than regular cauliflower. Blanch, sauté, steam, roast, or use raw for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Jimmy Nardello Pepper

June 22, 2017

The Jimmy Nardello Pepper is an Italian pepper with a sweet-fruity flavor. Cook or use raw for salad, crudités, relish, salsa, and Spiedini.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mouse Melon

June 21, 2017

The Mouse Melon, aka cucamelon, Mexican miniature watermelon, Mexican sour cucumber, Mexican sour gherkin, and watermelon gherkin cucumber, is a marble sized cucumber. They have an earthy-salty-tart flavor and can be used in a salad or as a garnish.…

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