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Culinary News

Month: March 2019

Ingredient Of The Day: Fava Bean

March 31, 2019

The Fava Bean or Broad Bean is a fresh shelling bean that needs to be removed from the pod and then blanched to help remove the outer skin. They are labour intensive to prepare but worth the trouble. The Fava Beans have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used in salad, Risotto, pasta dish, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pea Tendril

March 30, 2019

The Pea Tendril or Pea Green is the leafy part that sprouts from the pea pods. They have a sweet-vegetal flavor and crisp-tender texture and can be used as a garnish, in Pesto Sauce, salad, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Honey Tangerine

March 29, 2019

The Honey Tangerine, aka Murcott Orange, is a sweet-juicy variety of citrus. They have a short season and they are best used for out-of-hand eating, in salad, a vinaigrette, and for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Arugula Rapini

March 28, 2019

Arugula Rapini, aka Arugula Rabe, is the result of the wild greens maturing and become a hardier version of regular Arugula. They have a peppery-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and because of their tough texture they should be cooked. Use in pasta dishes and Risotto, on pizza, and as a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tamarind

March 27, 2019

Tamarind, aka Indian Date and Tamarindo, is used for flavoring dishes such as chutney, curry, jam, preserves, sauce, soup, and stews. It has an acidic-sour sweet flavor when it is young and a slightly sweet flavor when it matures. Peel the brittle pod and remove the pulp and cover with boiling water and then make …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Centennial Kumquat

March 26, 2019

The Centennial Kumquat is a variety of Kumquat with a fruity-sour-tart-slightly sweet flavor. Use for baked goods and desserts, compote, jam, preserves, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Gem Lettuce

March 25, 2019

Purple Gem Lettuce, aka Purple Little Gem Lettuce, is a salad green with a vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture. Use for salad, sandwiches, and as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Onion Scrape

March 24, 2019

The Onion Scrape, aka Onion Whistle, are the shoots that sprout from the onion when they are growing in the ground. They have an earthy-floral-musty- pungent-vegetal flavor and can be used as a garnish or any application that calls for onion.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sea Bean

March 23, 2019

The Sea Bean, aka Glasswort, Samphire, and Sea Pickle, is a water vegetable that grows in the ocean. It has a grassy-salty-vegetal flavor and crunchy texture. It is best used as a garnish to add a splash of color, crunch, and salty flavor to a dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Longan

March 22, 2019

The Longan ranges in size from a grape to a plum with a hard shell that is easy to peel and a “freestone” pit. The Longan has a sweet-floral flavor and can be used for out-of-hand eating, in salad, or for a sauce.…

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