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Culinary News

Month: October 2020

Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Peruano Bean

October 28, 2020

The Peruano Bean is a fresh shelling bean that is in season during autumn. They have a mild-buttery flavor and firm-tender-creamy texture and can be used in soup, stew, and a side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Karinata Kale

October 27, 2020

Karinata Kale is a hybrid variety of Red Russian Kale and Red Mustard Green. It has an earthy-peppery-vegetal flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use cooked or raw for salad, Pesto Sauce, soup, stir-fry or for a braising green side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tamarillo

October 26, 2020

Tamarillo is a tropical fruit that comes in red and golden colors and its size is a little larger than an egg with a teardrop shape. The seeds are edible but the skin is way too bitter and needs to be removed. The red tamarillo has a sweet-tart-acidic flavor and the golden tamarillo is sweeter …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chinese Date

October 25, 2020

Chinese Date, aka Jujube or Red Date, is a small marble sized brown and yellow tropical fruit with a small pit in the center. They have an acidic-slightly sweet flavor and a dry-mealy texture. Use for baked goods, chutney, compote, and jam.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Corn Smut

October 24, 2020

Corn Smut, aka Corn Truffle, Cuitlacoche or Huitlacoche, and Maize Mushroom, is a fungus that grows on corn after it rains. It is considered a delicacy and can be used in Risotto, sauce, soup, stew, and Latin dishes. It has a musty-smoky-sweet flavor and tender-woody texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Calcot Onion

October 23, 2020

The Calçot Onion is an autumn/early winter onion. It is similar to the White Spring Onion and has an earthy-aromatic-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. This onion originated in Spain and is used as a garnish or for a salsa or sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Pomegranate

October 22, 2020

The White Pomegranate is similar to regular Pomegranate but with a sweeter flavor. Use the seeds for a garnish or in a salad, or use the juice for cocktails, vinaigrette, and marinade.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kadota Fig

October 21, 2020

The Kadota Fig is a green variety of fig with an aromatic-sweet flavor and creamy-tender-jam like texture. Use for chutney, compote and jam, or raw for a salad or out-of-hand eating.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Butter Boletus

October 20, 2020

The Butter Boletus mushroom, aka Royal Bolete, is similar to a Porcini Mushroom but with less flavor. Bake, braise, sauté, roast, or grill and use for Risotto, pasta dish, soup, stew, or a vegetable side dish. They have an earthy-musty flavor and firm-dry-spongy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Carnival Squash

October 19, 2020

Carnival Squash is an autumn/winter variety of hard squash with a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. Cut in half and bake or roast and use for Risotto, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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