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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Golden Thread Mushroom

June 2, 2020

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 1, 2020

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: Pinkerton Avocado

May 31, 2020

The Pinkerton Avocado is a specialty variety with a buttery-earthy-fruity-nutty flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for salad, sandwich, sushi, Guacamole, and for a chilled avocado soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Miner’s Lettuce

May 30, 2020

Miner’s lettuce, or Claytonia, is a delicate green with an earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor. The stem, leaves, and flowers are all edible and they grow wild in Northern California and can be used for a garnish, or in a sandwich or salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ume Plum

May 29, 2020

The Ume Plum is a small plum that is cooked to create a jam or chutney. They have an acidic, sour, slightly bitter flavor and firm texture. They can also be cured or pickled.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Wasabi Arugula

May 28, 2020

Wasabi Arugula is a hybrid variety that is similar to regular Arugula. It is a cross between Arugula and Horseradish Green but it is more peppery. The greens have an earthy-musty-vegetal-peppery flavor and can be used with Carpaccio, in a pasta dish, Risotto, salad, sandwich, and Pesto Sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Garlic Chive

May 27, 2020

The Green Garlic Chive has a stronger flavor than regular Chive. The herb has an aromatic-earthy-grassy-pungent flavor and can be used to sprinkle on top to finish dishes as a garnish and to add an extra punch of flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cayenne Chile Pepper

May 26, 2020

The Cayenne Chile Pepper is a very spicy pepper that is usually dried and made into Cayenne Pepper. The fresh peppers can be braised, roasted, and smoked and used for salsa, sauce, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bok Choy Sprouts

May 25, 2020

Bok Choy Sprouts are a tender microgreen with a mild-vegetal flavor. They are best used as a garnish but can also be used in salads and sandwiches.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pioppini Mushroom

May 24, 2020

The Pioppini Mushroom, aka Velvet Pioppini, Black Poplar, Shimeji, and Willow Mushroom, can be foraged in the wild in China in late spring and early summer but they are usually cultivated year round. They have an earthy-nutty-peppery flavor and dry-firm texture which makes them hold up nicely to braising and sautéing. Use for soup, stew, …

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