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Month: November 2021

Ingredient Of The Day: Piracicaba Broccoli

November 30, 2021

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: Cricket Flour

November 29, 2021

Cricket Flour is made from roasted and dried crickets. It can replace regular flour in some applications and will work best with savory dishes. It has a high protein count with an earthy-mild-nutty flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Karifurore Cauliflower

November 28, 2021

Karifurore Cauliflower, aka Fioretto Cauliflower, Flowering Cauliflower and Stick Cauliflower, is a cauliflower and broccoli hybrid that was created in Japan and introduced to the market in 2012.  Karifurore Cauliflower has a long thin green stem with a slightly sweeter flavor than regular types of cauliflower.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sausalito Watercress

November 27, 2021

Sausalito Watercress is a flavorful well-balanced type of watercress from Northern California that is a favorite with chefs. The green has a pleasant peppery-pungent flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. It is great raw in a salad or sandwich or as a garnish. Also prepare as a vegetable side dish or purée for Watercress Soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pancetta

November 26, 2021

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: Turkey

November 25, 2021

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: Variegated Sage

November 24, 2021

Variegated Sage, aka Golden Leaf Sage, is one of the many varieties available and has a fruity-pungent-slightly sweet flavor. Use for a garnish (deep-fried is great), in a soup, stew, sauce, Gravy, and Stuffing.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pink Pearl Apple

November 23, 2021

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: Chestnut

November 22, 2021

Chestnuts are used a lot around this time of year. The nuts have a hard shell that are best when scored and then roasted. They have a sweet-nutty flavor and a dry-crunchy texture and can be puréed and used for a soup, added to a salad, used in desserts, and added to Stuffing and Gravy.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Sage

November 21, 2021

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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