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Culinary News

Month: July 2019

Ingredient Of The Day: Red Zebra Tomato

July 21, 2019

The Red Zebra Tomato is an heirloom variety with an acidic-slightly sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use for a Caprese Salad, sandwich, sauce, soup, and salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon

July 20, 2019

The Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon, or Pink Lemonade Lemon, is a variety of lemon with pink and green stripes and pink flesh. They have an acidic-tangy-tart flavor and juicy texture and can be used for Aïoli, vinaigrette, marinade, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Salt And Pepper Cucumber

July 19, 2019

The Salt And Pepper Cucumber is yellow and the same size as a Kirby Cucumber. But unlike the Kirby Cucumber that is used for pickling, the Salt And Pepper Cucumber is used similar to the Lemon Cucumber for salad, sandwich, and crudités. These cucumbers are available in the summertime and they have a mild-earthy flavor and crisp-crunchy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bronze Fennel Frond

July 18, 2019

The Bronze Fennel Frond is a variety of herb with an aromatic-floral-slightly sweet flavor. The delicate herb can be used for many things such as salad, vinaigrette, soup, and a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Cherry Chile Pepper

July 17, 2019

The Red Cherry Chile Pepper, aka Hungarian Cherry Pepper and Red Cherry Bomb Pepper, has a mild-slightly sweet-slightly spicy flavor. Use raw or roast, grill, or sauté and use for salsa, Ceviche, Gazpacho, and Guacamole.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Marrow Squash

July 16, 2019

The Marrow Squash is an heirloom variety of summer squash. They have an earthy-mild-slightly sweet flavor and can be used raw or cooked for tempura or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Haricot Jaune

July 15, 2019

The Haricot Jaune is a yellow variety of Haricot Vert and can be used in a similar way. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: French Prune

July 14, 2019

Happy Bastille Day! The French Prune is a small specialty variety of stone fruit from France. They have a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and firm-juicy-tender texture. Use for out-of-hand-eating, salad, baked goods and desserts.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Ear Mushroom

July 13, 2019

The Golden Ear Mushroom, aka Orange Cloud Mushroom, Yellow Ear Mushroom, Yellow Brain Fungus, and Witch’s butter mushroom, is a bright spongy orange mushroom that looks like a brain. They have a mild-earthy flavor and gelatinous-spongy-rubbery texture. They must be cooked before using and can be baked, braised, roasted, and sautéd for soup, stew, pasta …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Opal Basil

July 12, 2019

Opal Basil, aka Purple Basil, is a specialty variety of basil with a floral-fruity-slightly sweet flavor. Use like you would regular Green Basil for Pesto Sauce, Caprese Salad, and as a garnish.…

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