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Ingredient Of The Day: Popcorn Shoot

June 15, 2021

The Popcorn Shoot, aka Corn Shoots or Popcorn Microgreens, is a sprout that needs to be grown away from the sun. They have a buttery-sweet flavor and a crunchy texture and are best used as a garnish to highlight their uniqueness.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Oca Potato

June 14, 2021

The Oca Potato, aka New Zealand Yam, is a small, red variety of potato similar to a yam with a slightly sweet-tangy flavor. Use in soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Currant

June 13, 2021

The Red Currant, or Fresh Zante Currant, are small berries that are used for baked goods, jams, compote, and sauce. They need to be cooked because they have a very tart flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Jimmy Nardello Pepper

June 12, 2021

The Jimmy Nardello Pepper is an Italian variety of pepper with a sweet-fruity flavor. Cook or use raw for salad, crudités, relish, salsa, and Spiedini.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Amaranth Greens

June 11, 2021

The Red Amaranth Greens, aka Red Callaloo Greens, have an astringent-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. When they are young they can be used raw for salad and when mature the leaves are used as a braising green or in a soup or stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Aprium

June 10, 2021

The Aprium is an apricot-plum hybrid with a fruity-sweet-tangy flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, baked goods and desserts such as pies, crisps, crumbles and cobblers, and for jam and preserves.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Thread Mushroom

June 9, 2021

The Golden Thread Mushroom, aka Caterpillar Mushroom, are very rare to find in the wild where it is available in the summertime in China. They are mostly cultivated year round and they have an earthy-musty flavor and firm texture and can be used in soup, stew, Risotto, and pasta dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Forelle Pear

June 8, 2021

The Forelle Pear is a small, specialty variety of pear with a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and crisp-firm-juicy texture. They are best used for out-of-hand eating but can also be used in salad and dessert dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Persian Green Plum

June 7, 2021

The Persian Green Plum are mostly used unripe and prepared by cooking or pickling. They have a fruity-sour-tart flavor and firm-crisp-crunchy texture and are most commonly used to make chutney.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Arrowhead Cabbage

June 6, 2021

The Arrowhead Cabbage, aka Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage, is a variety of cabbage with a cone shape. They have an earthy-mild-slightly sweet flavor and are used as a braising green, in egg rolls, salad, soup, spring rolls, stew, and stir-fry.…

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