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Tag: Foraged

Ingredient Of The Day: Vietnamese Coriander

February 13, 2019

Vietnamese Coriander, aka Asian Water Coriander, Rau Ram, and Vietnamese Cilantro, is an herb that is used in Asian cooking and has an aromatic-grassy-minty-musty-pungent flavor. Use for a garnish, in Pesto Sauce, relish, salsa, sauce, stir-fry, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mâche

February 6, 2019

Mâche, aka Corn Salad, Field Lettuce, Field Salad, and Lamb’s Lettuce, is a delicate salad green with a mild-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender-slimy texture. Use in salads and as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Fennel

February 4, 2019

Baby Fennel is similar to regular Fennel Bulb with an anise-aromatic-slightly sweet flavor but it is more tender. Use cooked or raw in soup, stew, salad, Risotto, or braise them whole for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Trumpet Mushroom

February 1, 2019

The Black Trumpet Mushroom, aka Black Chanterelle and Horn Of Plenty, is a wild mushroom with an earthy flavor. Use in a pasta dish, Risotto, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Candy Cap Mushroom

January 7, 2019

The Candy Cap Mushroom is a small wild mushroom with a unique sweet-earthy flavor. They can be used like other mushrooms in savory dishes such as Risotto, soup, stew, and pasta dishes and they can also be used in sweet dishes and as a garnish for desserts.…

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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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Ingredient Of The Day: Honeycomb

December 20, 2018

Honeycomb is often used as a garnish, mostly for a dessert platter or cheese plate. It has a very sweet flavor and sticky-crunchy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Corn Smut

October 24, 2018

Corn Smut, aka Corn Truffle, Cuitlacoche or Huitlacoche, and Maize Mushroom, is a fungus that grows on corn after it rains. It is considered a delicacy and can be used in Risotto, sauce, soup, stew, and Latin dishes. It has a musty-smoky-sweet flavor and tender-woody texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pennywort

October 16, 2018

Pennywort, aka Rau Má, is a small leafy green vegetable with an aromatic-grassy-vegetal flavor. It can be used as an herb, salad green or braising green and is good in salads and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chicken Of The Woods Mushroom

October 3, 2018

The Chicken Of The Woods Mushrooms can grow up to 60 centimeters in width and it is best used when it is young and more tender. The chicken of the woods mushroom has a mild-earthy and slight chicken flavor and is best used sautéed for a side dish or in a risotto, soup, stew, sauce, …

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