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Culinary News

Month: September 2018

Ingredient Of The Day: Adriatic Fig

September 30, 2018

The Adriatic Fig is a variety of fig with a green exterior and red interior. They have an aromatic-sweet flavor and creamy texture and can be used for out-of-hand-eating, compote, jam, preserves, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Flageolet Bean

September 29, 2018

It is more common to find the Dried Flageolet Bean, but for a short time in the autumn you can find the Fresh Flageolet Bean available. The fresh beans take less time to cook than the dried beans and can be used for Cassoulet, salad, stew, soup, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Jackfruit Seed

September 28, 2018

The Jackfruit Seed is the seed inside the jackfruit and they must be roasted first before using. They have a nutty-earthy flavor and dry-crunchy texture and are best used for a snack or garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Beluga Lentil

September 27, 2018

Beluga Lentil, aka Black Lentil, is a variety of lentil with an earthy flavor and a firm texture. Use for salads, soup, and stew. They get their name because they are small, black, and round like Beluga Caviar.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Walnut

September 26, 2018

The Black Walnut, or American Walnut, is a golf ball sized walnut with a very hard shell that makes it difficult to extract the meat. They have an astringent-bitter-earthy-nutty-slightly sweet-slightly bitter flavor and dry-firm texture. They can be used in sweet and savory applications such as baked goods and desserts, Pesto Sauce, salad, sauce, or …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Melissa Fig

September 25, 2018

The Melissa Fig is one of the many varieties of figs that are available during the autumn season. They have an aromatic-fruity-sweet-jam like flavor and are used for chutney, compote, jam, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hedgehog Mushroom

September 24, 2018

The Hedgehog Mushroom, or Sweet Tooth Mushroom, is similar to the Chanterelle Mushroom and White Chanterelle Mushroom. They have an earthy flavor and dry-firm texture and are used in Risotto, pasta dishes, sauce, soup, stew, and vegetable side dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Oaxaca Red Shelling Bean

September 23, 2018

The Fresh Oaxaca Red Shelling Bean is an heirloom variety of shelling bean from Oaxaca, Mexico. They are typically boiled or braised and used for soup, stew, salad, and vegetable side dish. They have a nutty-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and firm texture that becomes tender after about 20-35 minutes of cooking.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Scarlet Runner Bean Flower

September 22, 2018

The Scarlet Runner Bean Flower grows on the runner bean plants and are used in a salad or as a garnish. They have an earthy-floral-slightly sweet flavor and a crunchy-tender texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Rattlesnake Bean

September 21, 2018

The Fresh Rattlesnake Bean is similar to a Green Bean with purple and green coloring. They have a vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm-tender texture. Use for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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