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Category: Ingredient Spotlight

Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Black Eyed Pea

September 16, 2018

The Fresh Black Eyed Pea is a fresh shelling bean that requires less cooking than the Dried Black Eyed Pea. The fresh variety has an earthy-mild-nutty flavor and creamy-firm texture and is used for Hoppin’ John, salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bronx Grapes

September 15, 2018

The Bronx Grapes are a specialty seedless variety of grape available in late summer and early autumn. They are pale green to light brown in color with a fruity-sweet-astringent flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use in fruit dishes, garnish, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Crookneck Squash

September 14, 2018

The Crookneck Squash, aka Crooked Neck Squash and Cushaw Squash, is a soft summer squash with a mild flavor. They can be used cooked and raw for a pasta dish, Risotto, Ratatouille, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cincinnati Market Radish

September 13, 2018

The Cincinnati Market Radish, aka Crimson Giant Radish and Long Scarlet Radish, is an heirloom variety of radish with a mild-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-firm texture. They are best used raw for crudités, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Crenshaw Melon

September 12, 2018

The Crenshaw Melon has a very aromatic-floral-sweet flavor and juicy texture. Use in a fruit salad, dessert soup, fruit dish, and Prosciutto And Melon.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bordeaux Spinach

September 11, 2018

Bordeaux Spinach can be used raw as a salad green or cooked as a braising green. The greens have a grassy-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture and can be used for Pesto Sauce, soup, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Dragon Tongue Bean

September 10, 2018

The Fresh Dragon Tongue Bean is similar to Green Bean but with yellow and purple coloring that fades away with cooking. They have a grassy-vegetal flavor and crunchy-tender texture and can be used for salad, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Leek

September 9, 2018

The Baby Leek, aka Tara, Tareh, and Tarreh, is more like an herb and similar to the Chive. They have an earthy-grassy-musty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-tender texture and are best used for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Early Girl Tomato

September 8, 2018

The Early Girl Tomato, aka Dry Farmed Tomato, is a variety of tomato that shows up towards the end of summer. They have an acidic-sweet flavor and juicy-firm texture and can be used cooked and raw for salad, salsa, sandwich, soup, stew, and sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Huckleberry

September 7, 2018

The Red Huckleberry is a small summer berry with an astringent-tart-slightly sweet flavor. They can be used raw or cooked in baked goods, desserts, jams, and preserves. Also, try using them for crisp, crumble, cobbler, buckle, galette, and pies.…

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