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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Chrysanthemum Green

January 4, 2019

Chrysanthemum Green is a small delicate-tender leaf vegetable that can be used raw and cooked. They have a peppery-slightly bitter flavor and can be used for salad, soup, stir-fry, and a braising green side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Parsley Root

January 3, 2019

Parsley Root, aka Hamburg Parsley, is a unique variety of parsley that is grown mostly for its root. It looks like a Parsnip but the taste is different with an earthy flavor. They can be used raw, julienned or sliced thinly for a salad, or cooked in a soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Black Eyed Pea

January 1, 2019

The Fresh Black Eyed Pea is traditionally served for New Year’s for good luck in the New Year. They are 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 …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Quince Paste

December 30, 2018

Quince Paste, aka Cotignac, Crema de Membrillo, and Dulce de Membrillo, is a jelly-like ingredient made from Quince. It has a tart-slightly sweet flavor and gelatinous texture and is mostly used as a garnish, usually for cheese plates.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Batavian Lettuce

December 29, 2018

Batavian Lettuce, aka French Crisp Lettuce or Summer Crisp Lettuce is mostly used as a salad green, it has a mild-vegetal flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. It is similar to Salanova Lettuce and Butterhead Lettuce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sprouted Watermelon Seed

December 28, 2018

The Sprouted Watermelon Seed are watermelon seeds that have gone through the sprouting process. They have a nutty flavor and crunchy-dry texture. Use for a garnish, salad, and a snack.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hawaiian Apple

December 26, 2018

The Hawaiian Apple has a fruity-sweet flavor with no acidity and a crisp-juicy texture. They are best eaten out-of-hand but can also be used for baked goods such as crisp, crumble, cobbler, betty, buckle, galette, and pie.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Amarosa Fingerling Potoato

December 24, 2018

The Amarosa Fingerling Potato has an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be roasted, baked, boiled, simmered, or braised and used for Potato Salad or for a side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Easter Egg Radish

December 23, 2018

Today is the Night of the Radishes celebration, an annual event in Oaxaca, Mexico. So today’s ingredient of the day is Easter Egg Radish, with an earthy-mild flavor and a crunchy-firm texture. Use for a salad, crudités, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Matsutake Mushroom

December 22, 2018

The Matsutake Mushroom, aka White Pine Mushroom, is a prized mushroom with an earthy-nutty flavor. They are a dirty white-beige-brown color and range in size from a golf ball to a soft ball. Use them by roasting or sautéing for a side dish or accompaniment to a steak or add them to Risotto, pasta dish, soup, …

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