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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Leopard Romaine Lettuce

December 7, 2018

Leopard Romaine Lettuce is a type of Romaine Lettuce with red, green, and white coloring. It has a mild flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. Use as a garnish, in sandwiches and hamburgers, and Caesar Salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Tokyo Turnip

December 6, 2018

Baby Tokyo Turnip is a small, round, white turnip that is completely edible. Use the earthy greens for a salad or sauté as a braising green. The root has an earthy-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and can be used raw and cooked for crudités, salad, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Violet Of Sicily Cauliflower

December 5, 2018

Violet Of Sicily Cauliflower is an Italian heirloom variety of cauliflower with a white and purple color and looser florets than regular Cauliflower. They have a musty-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for crudités, soup, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Banana

December 4, 2018

The Red Banana is a small red variety of banana that needs to be eaten when it is fully ripe. They have a fruity-sweet-tangy flavor and a creamy-starchy texture. They can be eaten on their own or added to baked goods such as cakes and muffins.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Etrog Citron

December 3, 2018

Etrog Citron is a specialty variety of citrus that is used for the zest since the fruit doesn’t have much juice. It has a sour-tart flavor and can be used for making a syrup or candied peel, for cocktails, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Kuri Squash

December 2, 2018

The Red Kuri Squash is a small winter squash with a a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. They can be baked or roasted and used for a vegetable side dish or cut up and added to soup and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Popcorn

December 1, 2018

Popcorn is a variety of corn that is grown for drying to use for Popcorn. Popcorn can be used as a snack, appetizer, and to garnish a dish like soup. Many ingredients can be added to make it more flavorful such as butter, salts, citrus juice, herbs, Truffle Oil, and spices.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hinona Kabu Turnip

November 30, 2018

Hinona Kabu Turnip, aka Japanese Shiga Turnip, is a turnip/radish with a mild-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture. Use cooked or raw for crudités, salad, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Northern Spy Apple

November 29, 2018

The Northern Spy Apple is a nicely balanced apple with an astringent-tart-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-firm texture. Use for out-of-hand eating or add to a salad, use for chutney, compote or jam, or add to dessert dishes such as pie, betty, buckle, crisp, crumble and cobbler.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Yuzu

November 28, 2018

Yuzu, aka Japanese Citron, is a very prized citrus from Japan. It has an acidic-tart-floral flavor and has little to no juice and is used mostly for the zest. Usually it is made into an oil first before flavoring dishes such as vinaigrette, Aïoli, syrup, candy and cocktails.…

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