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Ingredient Of The Day: Fava Flower

April 12, 2021

The Fava Flower is the flower that grows on the Fava Bean plant. They are delicate and have an earthy-floral-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Curly Endive

April 11, 2021

Curly Endive, aka Chicory Endive, is a green that can be used raw and cooked. It has a slightly bitter flavor and can be used in a salad or as a braising green or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Spring Onion

April 10, 2021

The White Spring Onion is milder than regular onions and the tops and bottoms are used. They have an earthy flavor and are used like regular onions in Risotto, salad, salsa, sauce, soup, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lemon Grass

April 9, 2021

Lemon Grass, or Citronella Grass, is used for seasoning dishes and it has an aromatic-citrus-tangy flavor and woody texture. Use Lemon Grass to flavor sauces, soups, stews or use in a marinade or paste, and it can also be used in cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fava Green

April 8, 2021

The Fava Green or Fava Tendril is the green from the Fava Bean. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use raw or cooked for salad, Pesto Sauce, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Strawberry

April 7, 2021

The White Strawberry, aka Alpine Strawberry and Beach Strawberry, is a specialty variety of strawberry with a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use in a fruit dish, fruit purée, salad, and as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ramp

April 6, 2021

The Ramp, or Wild Leek, is similar to a spring onion with an earthy-mild-slightly sweet flavor. Use them whole and braise, roast, sauté, or grill for a sauce, garnish, Risotto, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Garbanzo Bean

April 5, 2021

The Fresh Garbanzo Bean has a much different flavor and texture than Dried Garbanzo Bean. They require less cooking time and have an earthy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for Hummus, salad, soup, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Korean Melon

April 4, 2021

The Korean Melon is a refreshing and sweet melon similar to a Honeydew Melon and is best for out-of-hand eating. One of many varieties of sweet and floral tasting melons with a firm-juicy texture. Can also be used for a cold dessert soup, fruit dish, Prosciutto And Melon or salad. Underripe Korean melons can be …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Savoy Spinach

April 3, 2021

Savoy Spinach is a crinkly-crisp lettuce green that can be used raw in a salad or cooked as a braising green. It has an earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and it is very similar to Bloomsdale Spinach.…

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