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Ingredient Of The Day: Rangpur Lime

February 11, 2023

The Rangpur Lime, aka Mandarin Lime, has an acidic-aromatic-citrus-fruity flavor and is used for its juice and zest to flavor dishes and sauces. Use in Ceviche, Seafood Crudo, vinaigrette, cocktails, and to infuse liquids and liquors.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Treviso

February 10, 2023

Treviso, aka Radicchio di Treviso, is a leaf vegetable that can be used cooked and raw. It has a vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and can be used in salad, for stew, vegetable side dish, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Taro Root

February 9, 2023

Taro Root is a starchy tuber with a mild-earthy-nutty flavor. Peel the skin and use in soup, stew, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Gin

February 8, 2023

Gin, aka Genever or Genièvre, is a spirit traditionally made with Juniper Berry and other botanicals like citrus, flowers, other spices, and sometimes Cucumber. It has a floral-astringent-slightly spicy-slightly bitter flavor. For culinary purposes it can be used in sauces or maybe a Granita to top Oysters but usually it used for cocktails like the …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sir Prize Avocado

February 7, 2023

Sir Prize Avocado is a variety of avocado that is medium to large in size. They have a buttery-earthy-fruity-nutty flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for salad, sandwich, Guacamole, sushi, vinaigrette, and a chilled avocado soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mâche

February 6, 2023

Mâche, aka Corn Salad, Field Lettuce, Field Salad, and Lamb’s Lettuce, is a delicate salad green with a mild-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender-slimy texture. Use in salads and as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kiku Apple

February 5, 2023

The Kiku Apple is a well balanced apple with a tart-sweet flavor and crisp-juicy texture. It can be used as a baking apple but it is best used for out-of-hand eating, a fruit dish, salad, and apple sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Fennel

February 4, 2023

Baby Fennel is similar to regular Fennel Bulb with an anise-aromatic-slightly sweet flavor but it is more tender. Use cooked or raw in soup, stew, salad, Risotto, or braise them whole for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chinese Bitter Orange

February 3, 2023

Chinese Bitter Orange, aka Bitter Lemon or Trifoliate Orange, has a sour-acidic-slightly bitter flavor. It is similar to Bergamot Orange and Seville Orange and can be used raw for Aïoli, vinaigrette, and cocktails or cooked for sauces, jam, marmalade and preserves.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chiogga Beet

February 2, 2023

The Chiogga Beet, aka Bull’s Eye Beet, Candy Cane Beet, and Candy Stripe Beet, is a beautifully decorative beet with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor. Use in Risotto, salad, soup, as a garnish, and a vegetable side dish.…

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