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Culinary News

Month: January 2018

Ingredient Of The Day: Malabar Spinach

January 31, 2018

Malabar Spinach, aka Ceylon Spinach or Indian Spinach, is a variety of spinach with a vegetal flavor. Use raw or cooked for salad, soup, as a braising green, and for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Endive

January 30, 2018

Red Endive is similar to regular Endive and is used the same way in salad, crudités, or used as a vehicle for a canapés, or braised for a vegetable side dish. They have a vegetal-slightly bitter-slightly sweet flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Mango

January 29, 2018

The Green Mango is an unripe Mango and it is used for savory cooking as a vegetable. They have a tangy-tart flavor and they are used in salads or made into a relish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dried Flor De Mayo Shelling Bean

January 28, 2018

The Dried Flor De Mayo Shelling Bean is an heirloom bean with an earthy-nutty flavor. Use in soup, stew, or a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Seville Orange

January 27, 2018

The Seville Orange, aka Bitter Orange and Sour Orange, has a sour-tart-slightly bitter flavor. Because of the sour-bitter flavor it is usually only used for preserves, sauces, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Puntarelle

January 26, 2018

Puntarelle, aka Puntarella Chicory, is a green that can be used cooked or raw. It has a slightly bitter-peppery flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use the green in a salad, soup, stew, or braise them for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Ginger

January 25, 2018

Green Ginger, aka Baby Ginger, Spring Ginger, White Ginger, and Young Ginger, is harvested early and has a milder flavor than regular Ginger. Use like you would regular Ginger in Asian dishes, desserts, marinade, sauce, Aïoli, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cassava Root

January 24, 2018

The Cassava Root, aka Manioc and Yuca Root, is a tuber vegetable with a mild flavor and starchy texture. The vegetable is primarily used as a thickener for soups and stews or made into flour.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Banana Flower

January 23, 2018

The Banana Flower, aka Banana Blossom, is used as a vegetable in Asian and Indian cuisine for curry dishes, stir-fry, pad Thai, and tempura. They have an earthy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and starchy-tough-woody texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ettinger Avocado

January 22, 2018

The Ettinger Avocado is a variety of Avocado with a thin-smooth shell and large pit. They have an earthy-buttery-fruity flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for salad, sandwiches, Guacamole, sauce, vinaigrette, or purée for a chilled soup.…

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