Culinary News

Month: September 2021

Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Dragon Tongue Bean

September 16, 2021

The Fresh Dragon Tongue Bean is similar to Green Bean but with yellow and purple coloring that fades away with cooking. They have a grassy-vegetal flavor and crunchy-tender texture and can be used for salad, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bronx Grapes

September 15, 2021

The Bronx Grapes are a specialty seedless variety of grape available in late summer and early autumn. They are pale green to light brown in color with a fruity-sweet-astringent flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use in fruit dishes, garnish, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Black Eyed Pea

September 14, 2021

The Fresh Black Eyed Pea is a fresh shelling bean that requires less cooking than the Dried Black Eyed Pea. The fresh variety has an earthy-mild-nutty flavor and creamy-firm texture and is used for Hoppin’ John, salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Leek

September 13, 2021

The Baby Leek, aka Tara, Tareh, and Tarreh, is more like an herb and similar to the Chive. They have an earthy-grassy-musty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-tender texture and are best used for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Crenshaw Melon

September 12, 2021

The Crenshaw Melon has a very aromatic-floral-sweet flavor and juicy texture. Use in a fruit salad, dessert soup, fruit dish, and Prosciutto And Melon.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bordeaux Spinach

September 11, 2021

Bordeaux Spinach can be used raw as a salad green or cooked as a braising green. The greens have a grassy-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture and can be used for Pesto Sauce, soup, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Huckleberry

September 10, 2021

The Red Huckleberry is a small summer berry with an astringent-tart-slightly sweet flavor. They can be used raw or cooked in baked goods, desserts, jams, and preserves. Also, try using them for crisp, crumble, cobbler, buckle, galette, and pies.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sparkler Radish

September 9, 2021

The Sparkler Radish, aka Sparkler White Tip and White Tip Radish, is an heirloom variety with red and white coloring. They have an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture and can be used for crudités, salad, sandwich, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Candy Stripe Fig

September 8, 2021

The Candy Stripe Fig, or Tiger Stripe Fig, is a specialty fig with green and yellow stripes. They have an aromatic-fruity-sweet flavor and creamy texture and can be used for baked goods and desserts, jams and chutneys, or added to a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Christmas Lima

September 7, 2021

The Fresh Christmas Lima is an heirloom shelling bean with red and white coloring. After removing from the pod, cook the beans without the need of soaking. They have a buttery-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for soup, stew, salad, Succotash, and a vegetable side dish.…

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