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Culinary News

Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Bergamot Mint

June 22, 2020

Bergamot Mint is one of the many varieties of mint. It has an astringent-citrus-smoky-minty-slightly bitter flavor and can be used for dessert dishes, garnish, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Smoked Sea Salt

June 21, 2020

Smoked Sea Salt is a flaky salt that has been smoked. This specialty salt has a smoky-salty flavor and is best used as a finishing salt and for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: New Mexico Green Chile Pepper

June 20, 2020

The New Mexico Green Chile Pepper, aka Green Hatch Chile, is a specialty pepper from New Mexico. They are considered a delicacy and are usually roasted or smoked before they are used. They have an aromatic-earthy-fruity-slightly spicy flavor and they are used for salsa, sauce, soup, stew, and added to many dishes for flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Velvet Apricot

June 19, 2020

The Red Velvet Apricot, aka Black Velvet Apricot, is a plum-apricot hybrid with a sweet-fruity flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, and in baked goods, chutney, compote, and jam.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cluster Eggplant

June 18, 2020

The Cluster Eggplant is a unique variety of Eggplant that is small like a berry. They have a bitter-tart flavor and crunchy-firm texture and can be used for chutney, relish, salsa, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sunflower Buds

June 17, 2020

The Sunflower Buds are sunflowers before they fully bloom. They can be sautéed or deep fried and used as a side dish. They have an astringent-floral-grassy-slightly bitter flavor with similar characteristics of the Artichoke.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lollipop Kale Sprout

June 16, 2020

The Lollipop Kale Sprout, aka Kalettes, is a Brussels Sprouts and Kale hybrid. Blanch or sauté to bring out their earthy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and use as a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Jimmy Nardello Pepper

June 15, 2020

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 14, 2020

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: Red Currant

June 13, 2020

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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