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Ingredient Of The Day: Minutina

February 21, 2021

Minutina, aka Buck’s Horn Plantain and Erba Stella, is a green that can be used raw or cooked. It has a grassy-nutty-vegetal flavor and can be used for a garnish, salad, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mexican Papaya

February 20, 2021

Mexican Papaya, aka Maradol or Maridol Papaya, is a variety of Papaya with a floral-sweet flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, a fruit dish, or salsa.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bone Marrow

February 19, 2021

Bone Marrow is often prepared as an appetizer by slicing the bone in half lengthwise and roasting and served with a side of bread. But it can also be used as in ingredient for a compound butter, in a sauce or soup, and as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kaffir Lime Leaf

February 18, 2021

The Kaffir Lime Leaf has an aromatic-citrus flavor and is used to season soup, stew, and sauces. It can also be used to infuse flavor into liquids such as liquor and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Turnip

February 17, 2021

The Golden Turnip is a baby variety that can be used raw or cooked. They have an earthy-nutty flavor and a crunchy texture. Use for crudités, salad, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mandarinquat

February 16, 2021

The Mandarinquat is a golf ball sized citrus that is a hybrid of a Mandarin and a Kumquat. They have an aromatic-floral-fruity-tart-slightly sweet flavor and a tender-juicy texture. They are mostly used whole in chutney, jam, and preserves and for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rice Paddy Herb

February 15, 2021

Rice Paddy Herb has a musty-citrus-pungent-tart flavor. Because of its strong flavor, use sparingly in curry dishes and Indian dishes, soup, stew, stir-fry, and in a salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chocolate

February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine’s Day! Chocolate is used in many desserts like Pot de Crème, cakes, Chocolate Candy and a lot of baked goods but it is also used in savory cooking for sauces and Mole.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Vietnamese Coriander

February 13, 2021

Vietnamese Coriander, aka Asian Water Coriander, Rau Ram, and Vietnamese Cilantro, is an herb that is used in Asian cooking and has an aromatic-grassy-minty-musty-pungent flavor. Use for a garnish, in Pesto Sauce, relish, salsa, sauce, stir-fry, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Loquat

February 12, 2021

The Loquat, or Japanese Plum, is a small orange fruit with a floral-tart-slightly sweet flavor. Use it for out-of-hand-eating, in a salad, or for a chutney or sauce.…

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