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Culinary News

Category: Back Of The House

Spring Ingredients

May 28, 2016

It is springtime and time to take advantage of the best ingredients of the year. This dish consists of a round of Bucheron cheese, sautéed Spring Onions, Green Garlic, and Morel Mushroom, Fava Bean and braised Ramp.…

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Happy Cinco de Mayo Day

May 5, 2016

I always get a chuckle when I see the Caesar Salad on Italian menus. Yes it was invented by an Italian but its origin is from Tijuana Mexico. I have rarely seen the Caesar Salad on a Mexican menu but it is enjoyed on many different restaurant menus. Try this take on the classic Caesar Salad …

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Spring Ingredients

March 21, 2016

Asparagus Ravioli With Raw Shaved Purple Asparagus, Fava Flower, Tarragon, Olive Oil, Parmesan Cheese Here is some inspiration for the bounty of spring ingredients that is around right now. Purple Asparagus is a great ingredient but when it’s cooked it loses its beautiful color, so try shaving it raw into dishes. Fava Flowers are around and they …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 28

March 10, 2016

This is our latest edition of Recently Foraged Ingredients. This list spotlights unusual and hard to find ingredients that will hopefully inspire you in the kitchen. Talk with your vendors and farmers to help you with discovering new ingredients and to find out what produce is available in your area. The winter produce is winding down and spring produce is starting. The spring ingredients starting now …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 27

January 10, 2016

This is our first edition of Recently Foraged Ingredients for 2016. This is a short list, but hopefully it is a good start for discovering new ingredients for the new year. Talk with your vendors and farmers to see what produce is available in your area. The winter produce is here and will be with us for a while. The available …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 26

December 16, 2015

In the latest edition of Recently Foraged Ingredients we have more fun ingredients. Talk with your vendors and farmers to see what produce is available in your area. The autumn produce is slowing down and winter produce is here. The available ingredients we’re seeing are brassicas, root vegetables, mushrooms & winter squashes. On the fruit front: many varieties of citrus are available with apples and pears going strong. Here are …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 25

December 3, 2015

Here are some of the fun ingredients out there, so talk with your vendors and farmers to see what produce is available in your area. The autumn ingredients are slowing down and the winter ingredients are showing up. We are seeing the brassicas and winter squashes right now. The fall mushrooms are still around like Manzanita Bolete Mushroom, Chanterelle Mushroom, Lobster Mushroom, Porcini Mushroom, Black Truffle …

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Happy Thanksgiving 2015

November 25, 2015

Last year we wrote a series of posts for alternatives to the traditional Thanksgiving meal. If you are still looking for last minute ideas to cook, check out the links below. Are you still looking for last minute ideas for your Thanksgiving meal? If yes, then take a look at our “Alternatives To The Traditional Thanksgiving …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 24

November 2, 2015

Here are some of the fun ingredients out there, so talk with your vendors and farmers to see what produce is available in your area. Summer ingredients are pretty much done and the fall ingredients have arrived. The autumn ingredients we are seeing include Green Bean, Haricot Vert, Romano Bean, Yellow Wax Bean, and shelling beans. The fall mushrooms are beginning …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 23

September 18, 2015

Here are some of the fun ingredients out there so talk with your vendors and farmers to see the produce availability in your area. Summer ingredients is slowing down and we are starting to see the fall ingredients trickle in. Grab the last of the melons, tomatoes, summer squash and eggplant. We should still see peppers and figs for a bit longer. Autumn ingredients are showing up like Green Bean, …

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