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Category: Ingredient Spotlight

Ingredient Of The Day: Chinese Date

October 25, 2018

Chinese Date, aka Jujube or Red Date, is a small marble sized brown and yellow tropical fruit with a small pit in the center. They have an acidic-slightly sweet flavor and a dry-mealy texture. Use for baked goods, chutney, compote, and jam.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Corn Smut

October 24, 2018

Corn Smut, aka Corn Truffle, Cuitlacoche or Huitlacoche, and Maize Mushroom, is a fungus that grows on corn after it rains. It is considered a delicacy and can be used in Risotto, sauce, soup, stew, and Latin dishes. It has a musty-smoky-sweet flavor and tender-woody texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Calcot Onion

October 23, 2018

The Calçot Onion is an autumn/early winter onion. It is similar to the White Spring Onion and has an earthy-aromatic-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. This onion originated in Spain and is used as a garnish or for a salsa or sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Pomegranate

October 22, 2018

The White Pomegranate is similar to regular Pomegranate but with a sweeter flavor. Use the seeds for a garnish or in a salad, or use the juice for cocktails, vinaigrette, and marinade.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kadota Fig

October 21, 2018

The Kadota Fig is a green variety of fig with an aromatic-sweet flavor and creamy-tender-jam like texture. Use for chutney, compote and jam, or raw for a salad or out-of-hand eating.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Butter Boletus

October 20, 2018

The Butter Boletus mushroom, aka Royal Bolete, is similar to a Porcini Mushroom but with less flavor. Bake, braise, sauté, roast, or grill and use for Risotto, pasta dish, soup, stew, or a vegetable side dish. They have an earthy-musty flavor and firm-dry-spongy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Carnival Squash

October 19, 2018

Carnival Squash is an autumn/winter variety of hard squash with a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. Cut in half and bake or roast and use for Risotto, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Celtuce Root

October 18, 2018

Celtuce Root, aka Asparagus Lettuce Root or Celery Lettuce Root, is a tuber-root vegetable that can be used in soup, stew, gratin, and a vegetable side dish. They have an earthy-mild-salty flavor and firm-woody texture. The top leaves can also be used for other applications.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Kiwi

October 17, 2018

The Golden Kiwi, aka Gold Kiwi, has a similar flavor to regular Kiwi but a little more sweet and less tart. Use for out-of-hand eating, in dessert dishes, salad, and salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pennywort

October 16, 2018

Pennywort, aka Rau Má, is a small leafy green vegetable with an aromatic-grassy-vegetal flavor. It can be used as an herb, salad green or braising green and is good in salads and a vegetable side dish.…

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