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Culinary News

Month: January 2020

Ingredient Of The Day: Candy Cap Mushroom

January 31, 2020

The Candy Cap Mushroom is a small wild mushroom with a unique sweet-earthy flavor. They can be used like other mushrooms in savory dishes such as Risotto, soup, stew, and pasta dishes and they can also be used in sweet dishes and as a garnish for desserts.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Endive

January 30, 2020

Red Endive is similar to regular Endive and is used in the same way. Use for salad, crudités, or use as a vehicle for canapés, or braise for a vegetable side dish. They have a vegetal-slightly bitter-slightly sweet flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Parsley Root

January 29, 2020

Parsley Root, aka Hamburg Parsley, is a unique variety of parsley that is grown mostly for its root. It looks like a Parsnip but the taste is different with an earthy flavor. They can be used raw, julienned or sliced thinly for a salad, or cooked in a soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dried Flor De Mayo Shelling Bean

January 28, 2020

The Dried Flor De Mayo Shelling Bean is an heirloom bean with an earthy-nutty flavor. Use in soup, stew, or a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Seville Orange

January 27, 2020

The Seville Orange, aka Bitter Orange and Sour Orange, has a sour-tart-slightly bitter flavor. Because of the sour-bitter flavor it is usually used for preserves, sauces, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Puntarelle

January 26, 2020

Puntarelle, aka Puntarella Chicory, is a green that can be used cooked or raw. It has a slightly bitter-peppery flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use the green in a salad, soup, stew, or braise them for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Ginger

January 25, 2020

Green Ginger, aka Baby Ginger, Spring Ginger, White Ginger, and Young Ginger, is harvested early and has a milder flavor than regular Ginger. Use like you would regular Ginger in Asian dishes, desserts, marinade, sauce, Aïoli, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cassava Root

January 24, 2020

The Cassava Root, aka Manioc and Yuca Root, is a tuber vegetable with a mild flavor and starchy texture. The vegetable is primarily used as a thickener for soups and stews or made into flour.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Banana Flower

January 23, 2020

The Banana Flower, aka Banana Blossom, is used as a vegetable in Asian and Indian cuisine for curry dishes, stir-fry, pad Thai, and tempura. They have an earthy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and starchy-tough-woody texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ettinger Avocado

January 22, 2020

The Ettinger Avocado is a variety of Avocado with a thin-smooth shell and large pit. They have an earthy-buttery-fruity flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for salad, sandwiches, Guacamole, sauce, vinaigrette, or purée for a chilled soup.…

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