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Culinary News

Month: May 2020

Ingredient Of The Day: Squash Blossom

May 11, 2020

The Squash Blossom, aka Squash Flower, Zucchini Blossom, and Zucchini Flower, is an edible flower that grows from the top of summer squash and Zucchini. Before using, pull out the stamen and then they can be chopped and added to a salad or used as a garnish. In Italy they are stuffed with a cheese and herb mixture, battered, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tomato

May 10, 2020

On this day in 1893 the Tomato was declared a vegetable but it is technically a fruit. You will find many different varieties and sizes of tomatoes coming into season in the late spring and summer. They have an acidic-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and a tender-juicy texture. Use them in salad, sandwich, Gazpacho, soup, stew, and …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Moringa Pod

May 9, 2020

The Moringa Pod, aka Drumstick, can be used as a vegetable when young. As they get older they grow seeds and the Moringa Seeds can be used for other applications. The pods have a grassy-vegetal flavor and can be used for stew, soup, curry dishes, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Yellowstone Carrot

May 8, 2020

The Yellowstone Carrot is a specialty variety of carrot with an earthy-sweet flavor and crunchy texture. Use in the same applications as regular carrots for Crudités, salad, soup, stew, and tempura.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nettles

May 7, 2020

Nettles, or Stinging Nettles, are a braising green with a pungent-vegetal flavor. They do sting so you will want to handle them with gloves before cooking. Use in a Risotto, pasta dish, vegetable side dish, or purée for a nettles soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Arugula Blossom

May 6, 2020

Arugula Blossom or Arugula Flower are the flowers that grow on the Arugula plant in the spring and summer. They have a floral-nutty-pungent flavor and are used as a garnish, in salad, pasta dish, and Risotto.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Loroco Flower

May 5, 2020

Happy Cinco de Mayo! The Loroco Flower is used in Latin dishes such as gordita and Pupusa. They have an earthy-grassy-musty-pungent-vegetal flavor and they pair nicely with cheese. Use as a garnish, in salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Softneck Garlic Scrape

May 4, 2020

The Softneck Garlic Scrape, aka Softneck Garlic Whistle, are the shoots that pop up in the garlic fields and they need to be removed so the garlic bulbs can grow properly. They are used like Green Garlic and have a musty-nutty-peppery flavor and can be chopped and added to Baba Ghanoush, Hummus, Pesto Sauce, and sauces.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Garlic Chive Flowers

May 3, 2020

The Garlic Chive Flowers, or Chinese Chive Flowers, are the flowers that bloom from the Garlic Chive Bud. They have an aromatic-grassy flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Meyer Lemon

May 2, 2020

The Meyer Lemon is a variety of lemon with a floral-tart-slightly sweet favor. The sweeter flavor works well with other springtime ingredients. Use for Ceviche, Aïoli, vinaigrette, and in cocktails.…

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