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Culinary News

Month: August 2019

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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Ingredient Of The Day: Cheddar Cauliflower

August 21, 2019

Cheddar Cauliflower, or Orange Cauliflower, is the same as regular Cauliflower but with orange coloring. It has an earthy-musty-nutty flavor and crunchy-dry texture. Use for crudités, salad, soup. stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Graffiti Eggplant

August 20, 2019

The Graffiti Eggplant, aka Sicilian Eggplant and Zebra Eggplant, have beautiful purple and white streaks. They have an earthy-fruity-musty flavor and can be used the same way as regular Eggplant for Baba Ghanoush, Ratatouille, relish, soup, stew, stir-fry, Tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pom Pom Mushroom

August 19, 2019

The Pom Pom Mushroom, aka Bearded Hedgehog Mushroom, Bearded Tooth Mushroom, and Lion’s Mane Mushroom, ranges in color from white to yellow and sizes from golf ball to soccer ball. They have a briny-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and meaty-spongy-stringy-tender texture and can be used for pasta dishes, Risotto, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tayberry

August 18, 2019

The Tayberry is a Blackberry and Raspberry hybrid and is sweeter than both. The berries have an aromatic-sweet-tart flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use for baked goods and desserts, chutney, jam, compote, crisp, crumble, and cobblers.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Maroon Carrot

August 17, 2019

The Maroon Carrot, or Red Carrot, is an heirloom variety of carrot. They have an earthy-sweet flavor and crunchy-firm texture. They can be cooked or used raw for crudités, salad, soup, stew, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Black Coco Bean

August 16, 2019

The Fresh Black Coco Bean is a fresh bean that requires 40-60 minutes of cooking time. They have an earthy-nutty flavor and firm-starchy texture. Use for Bruschetta, salad. soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lemon Boy Tomato

August 15, 2019

The Lemon Boy Tomato is a summer heirloom variety that gets its name from its yellow color. They have an acidic-tart-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use for salad, salsa, sauce, soup, stew, sandwich, and Gazpacho.…

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