Culinary News

Month: February 2023

Ingredient Of The Day: Broccoli Sprouts

February 28, 2023

Broccoli Sprouts are a delicate microgreen with a peppery flavor. They are mostly used as a garnish but can also be used in a salad or sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Quinoa Green

February 27, 2023

The Quinoa Green, or Quinoa Leaf, is the leafy green part of the Quinoa plant. They have a mild-nutty flavor and crisp-tender texture. They can be used raw or cooked in salad, for Pesto Sauce, Risotto, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Coarse Himalayan Pink Salt

February 26, 2023

Coarse Himalayan Pink Salt is a specialty salt that is used as a garnish or finishing salt. It has a mineral-salty flavor and dry-crunchy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hydro Cress

February 25, 2023

Hydro Cress, aka Hydro Watercress, is a mild type of cress that is mostly used as a salad green or garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Smitten Apple

February 24, 2023

The Smitten Apple is one of many varieties of apples. They have a fruity-sweet flavor and a firm-crisp-juicy texture. A nicely balanced apple that is best used for out-of-hand eating or in a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Asparagus

February 23, 2023

Asparagus is a good sign that springtime has arrived. Asparagus can be found as Green Asparagus, Purple Asparagus, and White Asparagus and they have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. Use for crudités, in salad, a puréed soup, vegetable side dish, and wrapped with Prosciutto Crudo.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fuerte Avocado

February 22, 2023

The Fuerte Avocado is a variety of avocado with a mild-buttery flavor and a creamy-oily texture. Use for Ceviche, salad, Guacamole, sandwiches, sauce, sushi, vinaigrette, and a chilled avocado soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Minutina

February 21, 2023

Minutina, aka Buck’s Horn Plantain and Erba Stella, is a green that can be used raw or cooked. It has a grassy-nutty-vegetal flavor and can be used for a garnish, salad, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mexican Papaya

February 20, 2023

Mexican Papaya, aka Maradol or Maridol Papaya, is a variety of Papaya with a floral-sweet flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, a fruit dish, or salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kaffir Lime Leaf

February 19, 2023

The Kaffir Lime Leaf has an aromatic-citrus flavor and is used to season soup, stew, and sauces. It can also be used to infuse flavor into liquids such as liquor and cocktails.…

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