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Culinary News

Month: August 2019

Ingredient Of The Day: Cylindra Beet

August 31, 2019

The Cylindra Beet, or Formanova Beet, is a variety of beet with a long-cylinder shape with a fruity-sweet flavor and firm texture. Use for a soup like Borscht, a salad like Lorette Salad, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mulberry

August 30, 2019

The Mulberry has a short season and is a unique berry because it is more similar to a dried fruit. They have a sticky sweet flavor and can be used in baked goods and desserts, chutney, compote and jam, crisp, cobbler, crumble, and pies.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dried Black Garbanzo Bean

August 29, 2019

The Dried Black Garbanzo Bean, or Dried Black Chickpea Bean, is similar to regular Dried Garbanzo Bean but black in color. They need to be soaked and have a long cooking time and have an earthy-nutty flavor. Use for dips and spreads like Hummus, soup, stew, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Amaranth Sprout

August 28, 2019

The Amaranth Sprout, or Amaranth Microgreen, is a tender salad green with a mild-slightly sweet flavor. The sprouts are mostly used as a garnish but can also be used in a salad and sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Jubilee Tomato

August 27, 2019

The Jubilee Tomato, aka Golden Jubilee Tomato, is an heirloom variety of tomato with a tangy-slightly sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use for Caprese Salad, Gazpacho, salad, salsa, and sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Soft-Shell Crab

August 26, 2019

The Soft-Shell Crab, or Peeler Crab, are crabs that have recently molted and are completely edible. They have a briny-slightly sweet flavor and the best way to prepare the crabs are to dredge them in a flour mixture and sauté or deep fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Xoconostle

August 25, 2019

The Xoconostle is a golf ball sized fruit that is grown on the cactus and used for sweet and savory applications. They have a sour-tart flavor and firm texture and are used similar to Tomatillo. They are best used for salsas and cocktails like margaritas.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chinese Shiso

August 24, 2019

The Chinese Shiso leaf, aka Chinese Beefsteak Plant and Chinese Perilla, is similar to regular Green Shiso and Red Shiso but it has green and purple coloring. They have an earthy-minty-pungent flavor and can be used for salad, Sashimi, Spring Roll, and Sushi.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kiwano

August 23, 2019

The Kiwano, aka Hedged Gourd, Horn Melon, and Jelly Melon, has a unique flavor combination of Cucumber, Banana, and Kiwi. They have a tart-slightly sweet flavor and creamy-gelatinous texture and can be used for salad, sauce, vinaigrette, and fruit dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bittercress

August 22, 2019

Bittercress, or Lamb’s Cress, can be used as an herb, salad green, and braising green. They have a bitter-earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and should be used sparingly because, as the name suggests, is very bitter. Use in salad, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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