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Culinary News

Month: November 2018

Ingredient Of The Day: Hinona Kabu Turnip

November 30, 2018

Hinona Kabu Turnip, aka Japanese Shiga Turnip, is a turnip/radish with a mild-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture. Use cooked or raw for crudités, salad, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Northern Spy Apple

November 29, 2018

The Northern Spy Apple is a nicely balanced apple with an astringent-tart-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm texture. Use for out-of-hand eating or add to a salad, use for chutney, compote or jam, or add to dessert dishes such as pie, betty, buckle, crisp, crumble and cobbler.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Yuzu

November 28, 2018

Yuzu, aka Japanese Citron, is a very prized citrus from Japan. It has an acidic-tart-floral flavor and has little to no juice and is used mostly for the zest. Usually it is made into an oil first before flavoring dishes such as vinaigrette, Aïoli, syrup, candy and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pancetta

November 27, 2018

Pancetta is a cured pork product like Bacon. It is used to flavor dishes like soup, stew, and pasta and it can also be cut into lardons and used as a garnish. You can also cut the rolled pancetta very thin and bake to make “pinwheels” and use that as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Turban Squash

November 26, 2018

Turban Squash is hard-winter squash with a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. It is similar to the Acorn Squash and Butternut Squash and can be baked or roasted and used for soup, stew, or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Seckel Pear

November 25, 2018

The Seckel Pear, aka Sugar Pear, is a small-dense pear with a sweet-slightly spicy flavor and a creamy-crunchy-juicy texture. They are used for out-of-hand eating and salad or in desserts such as buckle, cobbler, crisp, galette and pie and can also be cooked for jam, chutney, and compote.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Variegated Sage

November 24, 2018

Variegated Sage, aka Golden Leaf Sage, is one of the many varieties available and has a fruity-pungent-slightly sweet flavor. Use for a garnish (deep-fried is great), in a soup, stew, sauce, Gravy, and Stuffing.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Piracicaba Broccoli

November 23, 2018

Piracicaba Broccoli is an heirloom variety of broccoli with a short season of availability. It has a grassy-musty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-firm texture. Use like regular broccoli for crudités, pasta dish, soup, salad, tempura, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chestnut

November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! Chestnuts are used a lot around this time of year. The nuts have a hard shell that are best when scored and then roasted. They have a sweet-nutty flavor and a dry-crunchy texture and can be puréed and used for a soup, added to a salad, used in desserts, and added to Stuffing and …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Galeux D’Eysines Squash

November 21, 2018

Galeux D’Eysines Squash is a French heirloom variety of squash and it makes a great substitution for Sweet Potato on Thanksgiving. It is a winter-hard squash with a nutty-sweet flavor. Purée and use for a soup or vegetable side dish or dice and roast for a stew.…

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