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Category: Ingredient Spotlight

Ingredient Of The Day: Nagaimo

January 16, 2019

Nagaimo, aka Chinese Yam and Korean Yam, is an Asian tuber that has a mild flavor and gelatinous-starchy texture. It is mostly used to thicken soups but it can also be added to a vegetable side dish or stir fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Beauregard Yam

January 15, 2019

The Beauregard Yam is a mild variety of yam with an earthy flavor and a dry-starchy texture. Use as a side dish, or for soup, stew, gratin, and tempura.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Knight Carrot

January 14, 2019

The Black Knight Carrot is an heirloom variety of carrot with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy texture. Use for crudités, salad, soup, stew, stir-fry, and tempura.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Celery

January 13, 2019

Red Celery, aka Purple Celery, is similar to regular Celery but with a slightly stronger flavor. It has a salty-strong-slightly bitter flavor and a crunchy-stringy texture. Use for soup, stew, sauce, and crudités.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Roasted Tomato

January 12, 2019

The Roasted Tomato, aka Oven-Dried Tomato, is a great item to have around in the wintertime when fresh tomatoes are hard to come by. They have a tangy-slightly sweet flavor and can be added to salad, sauce, soup, stew, vinaigrette, Risotto, pasta dish, and used for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Moro Blood Orange

January 11, 2019

The Moro Blood Orange is an Italian variety of Blood Orange with a sweet-tart flavor and juicy texture. Use for a marinade, Aïoli, sauce, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chicory Di Castelfranco

January 10, 2019

Chicory Di Castelfranco, aka Castelfranco Radicchio, is a lettuce that can be used raw and cooked. It has a slightly bitter flavor and can be used in a salad or as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Banana Squash

January 9, 2019

The Banana Squash is a hard winter squash that is oblong in shape and can get up to a meter in length and 15 kilograms in weight. They have an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and meaty texture. Cut in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and bake or roast. Use for a soup, stew, and vegetable …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Octopus

January 8, 2019

The Octopus is a sea creature where the legs, or tentacles are used. The whole Octopus is usually simmered and it requires a long cooking time. After simmering or boiling they can be grilled or braised. They have a mild flavor and a tender-chewy texture and can be used in a salad with Potato, Green …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Candy Cap Mushroom

January 7, 2019

The Candy Cap Mushroom is a small wild mushroom with a unique sweet-earthy flavor. They can be used like other mushrooms in savory dishes such as Risotto, soup, stew, and pasta dishes and they can also be used in sweet dishes and as a garnish for desserts.…

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