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Culinary News

Month: November 2019

Ingredient Of The Day: Piracicaba Broccoli

November 30, 2019

Piracicaba Broccoli is an heirloom variety of broccoli with a short season of availability. It has a grassy-musty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-firm texture. Use like regular broccoli for crudités, pasta dish, soup, salad, tempura, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Turkey

November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! The Turkey is a large game bird that is often cooked around the holidays in North America. The turkey has little fat and tends to be a little dry when cooked, so brining is recommended. The best cooking methods are too roast but you can also braise, deep fry, or confit.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chestnut

November 27, 2019

Chestnuts are used a lot around this time of year. The nuts have a hard shell that are best when scored and then roasted. They have a sweet-nutty flavor and a dry-crunchy texture and can be puréed and used for a soup, added to a salad, used in desserts, and added to Stuffing and Gravy.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pink Pearl Apple

November 26, 2019

The Pink Pearl Apple is a perfectly balanced apple with an aromatic-citrus-fruity-tart-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-juicy texture. Use them in a salad, pie, tart, jam or chutney, cobbler, betty, crisp and crumble.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Variegated Sage

November 24, 2019

Variegated Sage, aka Golden Leaf Sage, is one of the many varieties available and has a fruity-pungent-slightly sweet flavor. Use for a garnish (deep-fried is great), in a soup, stew, sauce, Gravy, and Stuffing.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Turban Squash

November 23, 2019

Turban Squash is hard-winter squash with a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. It is similar to the Acorn Squash and Butternut Squash and can be baked or roasted and used for soup, stew, or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dungeness Crab

November 22, 2019

Dungeness Crab season usually begins around this time of year. Dungeness Crab has a briny-sweet flavor and can be cracked and served whole as a meal or the meat can be used to make Crab Cakes, Crab Louis, soup, stew, and used in a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cricket Flour

November 21, 2019

Cricket Flour is made from roasted and dried crickets. It can replace regular flour in some applications and will work best with savory dishes. It has a high protein count with an earthy-mild-nutty flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Northern Spy Apple

November 20, 2019

The Northern Spy Apple is a nicely balanced apple with an astringent-tart-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm texture. Use for out-of-hand eating or add to a salad, use for chutney, compote or jam, or add to dessert dishes such as pie, betty, buckle, crisp, crumble and cobbler.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pancetta

November 19, 2019

Pancetta is a cured pork product like Bacon. It is used to flavor dishes like soup, stew, and pasta and it can also be cut into lardons and used as a garnish. You can also cut the rolled pancetta very thin and bake to make “pinwheels” and use that as a garnish.…

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