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Culinary News

Month: March 2019

Ingredient Of The Day: Quail

March 20, 2019

The Quail is a small game bird with a mild-slightly sweet flavor. They can be grilled, roasted, or sautéd and are small enough to serve as an appetizer.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Water Spinach

March 19, 2019

Water Spinach, aka Chinese Spinach, River Spinach, and Swamp Cabbage, is a lettuce that can be used cooked and raw. It has a nutty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for salad, soup, braising green, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cinnamon Cap Mushroom

March 18, 2019

The Cinnamon Cap Mushroom, aka Forest Nameko Mushroom, is a small sized mushroom with an earthy-nutty flavor and gelatinous-slimy texture. Sauté and use in soup, stew, stir-fry, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Savoy Cabbage

March 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Corned Beef and cabbage is a popular dish on this day. Savoy Cabbage is one of the many varieties of cabbage and it has a mild-slightly sweet flavor. Use as a braising green, for a vegetable side dish, in soup, stew, salad, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fiddlehead Fern

March 16, 2019

The Fiddlehead Fern, aka Bracken, Brake, and Ostrich Fern, is a type of edible fern that grows in the springtime. They have an earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and crisp-firm-gelatinous texture. Blanch them first to remove any toxins and then sauté and use as a garnish or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Garlic

March 15, 2019

Green Garlic, or Spring Garlic are the shoots of the garlic bulb that grow in the springtime. You can use the whole shoot, they have a milder flavor than regular Garlic. They can be used in the same manner as garlic cloves for Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, Risotto, sauce, salsa, soup, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sweet Lime

March 14, 2019

Sweet Lime is a variety of citrus with no acidity and a sweet-slightly bitter flavor. Use in sauce, vinaigrette, and for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Pear Tomato

March 13, 2019

The Red Pear Tomato or Red Teardrop Tomato has a long growing season that starts in early spring. They have a tart-slightly sweet flavor and can be used as a garnish, for canapés, crudités, salad, and Salsa Crudo.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tatsoi Flower

March 12, 2019

The Tatsoi Flower, aka Tatsoi Rapini, are the blossoms that grow on the Tatsoi greens in the springtime. They have an earthy-floral-vegetal flavor and can be used raw and cooked. Use as a garnish, in salad, Risotto, stir-fry, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Garlic Root

March 11, 2019

The Garlic Root is the root of the garlic bulb and can be used for a flavoring in dishes. They have an earthy-mild-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and stringy texture and can be used as a garnish, in Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, salad, and vinaigrette.…

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