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Ingredient Of The Day: Mitsuba

December 19, 2018

Mitsuba, aka Japanese Wild Parsley, Trefoil, or White Chervil, is an herb with an aromatic-grassy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor. Use it as a garnish, or in a marinade, Pesto Sauce, salad, or soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cardoon

December 18, 2018

Cardoon is a vegetable that is used by baking, braising, deep frying, or roasting. Cardoon has a earthy-grassy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor that can be removed by soaking in salted water. Use in a soup, stew, and as a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Graffiti Cauliflower

December 17, 2018

Graffiti Cauliflower is a large, dense, purple, heirloom variety of cauliflower. It has a musty-slightly sweet flavor and is used in the same applications as regular cauliflower. Use for crudités, soup, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cinnamon

December 16, 2018

Cinnamon is a spice used in both savory and sweet cooking. In comes in pieces of bark (sticks) or ground in powder form. It has a slightly sweet-slightly spicy flavor and is used in many baked goods, desserts and sauces. It is also used in stews, sauces, and chutneys and pairs well with pork, game …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cucumber Root

December 15, 2018

Cucumber Root is the bulb that grows from the Mouse Melon and is similar to Jícama. They range in size from a golf ball to a soft ball and have a rough skin that needs to be peeled. They have an earthy-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and can be used raw and cooked for …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cortland Apple

December 14, 2018

The Cortland Apple is a well balanced apple with a floral-tart-slightly sweet flavor and crisp texture. Use for out-of-hand eating, salad, or in baked goods such as crisp, crumble, cobbler and pie, or for a chutney or apple sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Roasted Garlic

December 13, 2018

Roasted Garlic is a great ingredient to have around. It can be served on its own as a side dish or as a garnish for other dishes. It can be added to Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, Risotto, vinaigrette, sauce, soup, and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sugarcane

December 12, 2018

Sugarcane is a raw ingredient that is primarily used for making sugar. It grows in large stalks and has a hard outer shell. It has a sweet flavor and a fibrous-stringy-tough-woody texture. It can be cut into pieces and used as a skewer for meats and vegetables, and also used as a garnish for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Burnet

December 11, 2018

Burnet, aka Salad Burnet, is an herb and a salad green. It is best to use the young leaves because the older ones have a bitter taste. The young leaves have a pungent-minty flavor and can be used for compound butter (Beurre Chivry), garnish, salad, soup, and a sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Paris Market Carrot

December 10, 2018

The Paris Market Carrot goes by many names such as French Round Carrot, Globe Carrot, Italian Thumbelina, and Parisienne Carrot. It is a small round carrot with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be used whole or chopped, raw and cooked, for crudités, salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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