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Culinary News

Month: November 2020

Ingredient Of The Day: Piracicaba Broccoli

November 30, 2020

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: Hinona Kabu Turnip

November 29, 2020

Hinona Kabu Turnip, aka Japanese Shiga Turnip, is a turnip/radish with a mild-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture. Use cooked or raw for crudités, salad, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Northern Spy Apple

November 28, 2020

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: Yuzu

November 27, 2020

Yuzu, aka Japanese Citron, is a very prized citrus from Japan. It has an acidic-tart-floral flavor and has little to no juice and is used mostly for the zest. Usually it is made into an oil first before flavoring dishes such as vinaigrette, Aïoli, syrup, candy and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Turkey

November 26, 2020

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: Galeux D’Eysines Squash

November 25, 2020

Galeux D’Eysines Squash is a French heirloom variety of squash and it makes a great substitution for Sweet Potato on Thanksgiving. It is a winter-hard squash with a nutty-sweet flavor. Purée and use for a soup or vegetable side dish or dice and roast for a stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Sage

November 24, 2020

Purple Sage is similar to regular Sage with a minty-musty-strong-slightly bitter flavor. Use for Stuffing, gravy, soup, stew, and poultry dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pink Pearl Apple

November 23, 2020

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: Pancetta

November 22, 2020

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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Ingredient Of The Day: Turban Squash

November 21, 2020

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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