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Culinary News

Month: May 2018

Ingredient Of The Day: Pinkerton Avocado

May 31, 2018

The Pinkerton Avocado is a specialty variety with a buttery-earthy-fruity-nutty flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for salad, sandwich, sushi, Guacamole, and for a chilled avocado soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Miner’s Lettuce

May 30, 2018

Miner’s lettuce, or Claytonia, is a delicate green with an earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor. The stem, leaves, and flowers are all edible and they grow wild in Northern California and can be used for a garnish, or in a sandwich or salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ume Plum

May 29, 2018

The Ume Plum is a small plum that is cooked to create a jam or chutney. They have an acidic, sour, slightly bitter flavor and firm texture. They can also be cured or pickled.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Wasabi Arugula

May 28, 2018

Wasabi Arugula is a hybrid variety that is similar to regular Arugula. It is a cross between Arugula and Horseradish Green but it is more peppery. The greens have an earthy-musty-vegetal-peppery flavor and can be used with Carpaccio, in a pasta dish, Risotto, salad, sandwich, and Pesto Sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Garlic Chive

May 27, 2018

The Green Garlic Chive has a stronger flavor than regular Chive. The herb has an aromatic-earthy-grassy-pungent flavor and can be used to sprinkle on top of dishes to finish for a garnish and to add an extra punch of flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cayenne Chile Pepper

May 26, 2018

The Cayenne Chile Pepper is a very spicy pepper that is usually dried and made into Cayenne Pepper. The fresh peppers can be braised, roasted, and smoked and used for salsa, sauce, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bok Choy Sprouts

May 25, 2018

Bok Choy Sprouts are a tender microgreen with a mild-vegetal flavor. They are best used as a garnish but can also be used in salads and sandwiches.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pioppini Mushroom

May 24, 2018

The Pioppini Mushroom, aka Velvet Pioppini, Black Poplar, Shimeji, and Willow Mushroom, can be foraged in the wild in China in late spring and early summer but they are usually cultivated year round. They have an earthy-nutty-peppery flavor and dry-firm texture which makes them hold up nicely to braising and sautéing. Use for soup, stew, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Little Gem Lettuce

May 23, 2018

Little Gem Lettuce, aka Sucrine and Sweet Gem Lettuce, is similar to Romaine Lettuce but the greens have a small tight head. They have a mild-vegetal flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and are used in salads and as a garnish and for canapés.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rainier Cherry

May 22, 2018

The Rainier Cherry is a variety of cherry with a sweet-tart flavor and juicy texture. Use in chutney, compote, jam, preserve, pies, sauce, and salad.…

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