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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: 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: 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: 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: Buckwheat Sprout

January 19, 2018

The Buckwheat Sprout is a microgreen with a grassy-vegetal flavor. Use it for salads, sandwiches, and as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ugli Fruit

January 15, 2018

The Ugli Fruit is a citrus fruit with a sweet-tangy-fruity-pungent flavor. Use in a fruit dish, salad, salsa, vinaigrette, marinade, or cocktail.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Eyed Pea

January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! The Black Eyed Pea is often served for the New Year to bring good luck. They can be found as a Dried Black Eyed Pea and as a Fresh Black Eyed Pea and they have an earthy-nutty flavor. Braise or boil them and use for salad, soup, stew, a vegetable side dish, …

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