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Category: Ingredient Spotlight

Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Purple Artichoke

March 8, 2019

The Baby Purple Artichoke is a small variety of Artichoke with an earthy-nutty-vegetal flavor. Simmer, braise, roast, or steam them and use for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Sapote

March 7, 2019

The White Sapote is a tropical fruit with a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and creamy texture. It has a green skin with large seeds in the center that must be discarded. The white flesh is the usable part of the fruit and it is similar to the Mamey Sapote. Use for out-of-hand-eating, in baked goods, in salad, and …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rhubarb

March 6, 2019

Rhubarb is an ingredient that is available in the springtime. The fibrous stalks need to be cooked and they have a tart flavor and are often paired with Strawberries and used in desserts like betty, cobbler, crumble, crisp, and sweet pie. Rhubarb can also be used for chutney, compote, jam, preserves, sauce, and relish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Spring Onion

March 5, 2019

The Red Spring Onion is one of the first signs of spring and is a welcome ingredient after the long winter. They have a milder flavor than regular onions and can be used in many of the same applications such as Risotto, salad, salsa, sauce, soup, stir-fry, and as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bamboo Shoot

March 4, 2019

The Bamboo Shoot needs to be used when they are young and tender. They have an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and woody-crunchy texture and need to be cooked to get rid of the fibrous texture. Use in Asian cuisine like Egg Drop Soup, Sizzling Rice Soup, Spring Roll, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kishu Tangerine

March 3, 2019

The Kishu Tangerine is one of the many varieties of mandarins that are available. The Kishu is a small golf ball size citrus with a fruity-sweet flavor and a juicy-tender texture and they are best used for out-of-hand eating.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Albino Beet

March 2, 2019

The Albino Beet, aka White Beet, is a variety of beet with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor. Bake, boil, braise, roast, or simmer and use in salad, Risotto, soup, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: ChicharrĂ³n

March 1, 2019

Chicharrón or Chicharrónes are pork rinds that have been fried and puffed up. They have a salty-smoky flavor and crunchy texture and are often served as a snack but they also make a great garnish for dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Broccoli Sprouts

February 28, 2019

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, 2019

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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