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Culinary News

Month: April 2018

Ingredient Of The Day: Nasturtium Seed

April 30, 2018

The Nasturtium Seed, aka California Caper and Nasturtium Pod, is a type of Caper. They have a peppery-pungent-slightly spicy flavor and can be dried and used like Black Pepper or brined and used like a Caper for Tapenade, sauce, or garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Raspberry

April 29, 2018

The Golden Raspberry is a variety of raspberry that is orange to yellow in color and has a tart-slightly sweet flavor. They can be used in desserts and baked goods like pies, crisps, and cobblers but because of their unique color they are usually used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Meadow Cress

April 28, 2018

Meadow Cress, aka Lady’s Smock and Meadow Foam, is an edible weed with an aromatic-grassy-peppery-slightly sweet flavor. Use as a garnish and in salads and sandwiches.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Garlic Chive Bud

April 27, 2018

The Garlic Chive Bud is similar to the Chive with an aromatic-grassy-slightly sweet flavor and it is typically used as a garnish. The buds grow at the end of the Green Garlic Chive or Yellow Garlic Chive and can be used together or separately.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Passion Fruit

April 26, 2018

Passion Fruit has a purple to red hard shell that measures 4-8 centimeters in diameter. The edible pulp has a gelatinous texture with many black seeds and an aromatic-floral-tart-slightly sweet flavor. You can turn the pulp into a purée and use it in fruit dishes, sauces, baked goods and dessert dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pirat Lettuce

April 25, 2018

Pirat Lettuce, aka Red Butter Lettuce, Red Butterhead Lettuce, and Sprenkel. This green has a mild-grassy-sligthly bitter flavor and a crisp-tender texture and is used in salad, sandwiches, and hamburgers.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Spring Torpedo Onion

April 24, 2018

The Spring Torpedo Onion is similar to the Red Onion and Scallion. They have an earthy-mild flavor and can be used as a garnish, in Risotto, salad, salsa, sauce, soup, and stir fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Asparagus

April 23, 2018

White Asparagus is a variety that is hardier than Green Asparagus. It has an earthy-grassy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and a tough-woody texture. Blanch, boil, simmer, steam, sauté, or roast and use in a salad or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Star Cucumber

April 22, 2018

The Star Cucumber is similar to regular Cucumber but with a star shape. They are grown in a star shaped mold to get their shape and they have a mild-salty-slightly sweet flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Miner’s Lettuce

April 21, 2018

Red Miner’s Lettuce aka Indian Lettuce and Claytonia is a delicate green that is available in the springtime. The salad green has an earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and a crisp-tender texture and is best used as a garnish or in a salad.…

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