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Ingredient Of The Day: Creole Tomato

July 5, 2021

The Creole Tomato is a variety of tomato from Louisiana. They are very sought after in the summertime and are sweet and juicy with little to no acidity. Use in salad, sandwich, sauce, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fraises Des Bois Strawberry

July 4, 2021

Happy Independence Day (4th of July)! The Fraises Des Bois Strawberry is a small delicate variety of Strawberry. They have a floral-sweet-tart flavor and because they are so delicate they are best used as a garnish or use them for a Strawberry Shortcake.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mango Nectarine

July 3, 2021

The Mango Nectarine is a specialty variety of stone fruit. They have an aromatic-floral-sweet-tart flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use for out-of-hand eating or in baked goods and desserts.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bulgarian Carrot Chile Pepper

July 2, 2021

The Bulgarian Carrot Chile Pepper, or Hot Carrot Pepper, is a chili pepper with a fruity-medium spicy flavor. Use for Ceviche, salsa, sauce, stew, and soup and use gloves when prepping if you are sensitive to spicy peppers.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Corn

July 1, 2021

Red Corn, aka Elote and Indian Corn, is similar to regular corn but with a higher starch content. It has a nutty-sweet flavor and crisp-juicy-starchy texture. Use in soup, salad, stew, salsa, Succotash, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Wasabi Root

June 30, 2021

Fresh Wasabi Root, or Japanese Horseradish, is hard to find but worth the search. It is similar to Horseradish Root with a nutty-pungent-medium spicy flavor. Grate it and use it as a garnish, in soup, sauce, Aïoli, sushi, vinaigrette and a bloody Mary cocktail.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sunflower Petal

June 29, 2021

The Sunflower Petal is an edible part of the sunflower plant. They have a slightly bitter-grassy-vegetal flavor and they will add a pop of color to dishes. Use sparingly in salads or for a garnish because of the  slightly bitter flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Garlic

June 28, 2021

Black Garlic, aka Fermented Garlic, is a variety of garlic that has gone through the process of fermentation to give it a smoky-strong-slightly sweet flavor. Use for soup, stew, sauce, Aïoli, vinaigrette, and most other applications that call for regular Garlic.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Betel Leaf

June 27, 2021

The Betel Leaf is used as an herb as well as a wrap to hold stuffed ingredients. They have an aromatic-musty-peppery-slightly bitter flavor. Use for soup or in Thai and Indian cuisines.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Corn

June 26, 2021

Baby Corn is usually used whole by grilling, frying, sautéing, or steaming. They have a mild-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and are used for soup, salad, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.…

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