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Category: Ingredient Spotlight

Ingredient Of The Day: Smoked Sea Salt

June 19, 2019

Smoked Sea Salt is a flaky salt that has been smoked. This specialty salt has a smoky-salty flavor and is best used as a finishing salt and for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Velvet Apricot

June 18, 2019

The Red Velvet Apricot, aka Black Velvet Apricot, is a plum-apricot hybrid with a sweet-fruity flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, and in baked goods, chutney, compote, and jam.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lollipop Kale Sprout

June 17, 2019

The Lollipop Kale Sprout, aka Kalettes, is a Brussels Sprouts and Kale hybrid. Blanch or sauté to bring out their earthy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and use as a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Tomatillo

June 16, 2019

The Purple Tomatillo, aka Purple Husk Tomato, can be used like regular Tomatillo in relish, salsa, soup, and stew. They have an acidic-fruity-tart flavor and gelatinous texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Popcorn Shoot

June 15, 2019

The Popcorn Shoot, aka Corn Shoots or Popcorn Microgreens, is a sprout that needs to be grown away from the sun. They have a buttery-sweet flavor and a crunchy texture and are best used as a garnish to highlight their uniqueness.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Oca Potato

June 14, 2019

The Oca Potato, aka New Zealand Yam, is a small, red variety of potato similar to a yam with a slightly sweet-tangy flavor. Use in soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Currant

June 13, 2019

The Red Currant, or Fresh Zante Currant, are small berries that are used for baked goods, jams, compote, and sauce. They need to be cooked because they have a very tart flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Jimmy Nardello Pepper

June 12, 2019

The Jimmy Nardello Pepper is an Italian variety of pepper with a sweet-fruity flavor. Cook or use raw for salad, crudités, relish, salsa, and Spiedini.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Amaranth Greens

June 11, 2019

The Red Amaranth Greens, aka Red Callaloo Greens, have an astringent-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. When they are young they can be used raw for salad and when mature the leaves are used as a braising green or in a soup or stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Aprium

June 10, 2019

The Aprium is an apricot-plum hybrid with a fruity-sweet-tangy flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, baked goods and desserts such as pies, crisps, crumbles and cobblers, and for jam and preserves.…

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