Culinary News

Month: May 2021

Ingredient Of The Day: Tomato

May 10, 2021

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: Scorpion Chile Pepper

May 9, 2021

The Scorpion Chile Pepper, or sometimes called the Trinidad Scorpion Chile Pepper, is considered one of the hottest peppers in the world. You will only feel heat when using this pepper and won’t be able to taste much of anything else. Use extreme caution when handling and using this pepper.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Meyer Lemon

May 8, 2021

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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Ingredient Of The Day: Nettles

May 7, 2021

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: Moringa Pod

May 6, 2021

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: Loroco Flower

May 5, 2021

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, 2021

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: Kohlrabi Sprouts

May 3, 2021

Kohlrabi Sprouts are a microgreen. They have an earthy-mild flavor and are mostly used as a garnish but can also be used in a salad or sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Passion Fruit

May 2, 2021

Passion Fruit has a purple to red hard shell that measures 4-8 centimeters in diameter. The edible pulp has a gelatinous texture with many black seeds and an aromatic-floral-tart-slightly sweet flavor. You can turn the pulp into a purée and use it in fruit dishes, sauces, baked goods and dessert dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Yellowstone Carrot

May 1, 2021

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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