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Tag: Foraged

Ingredient Of The Day: Tamarind

April 5, 2020

Tamarind, aka Indian Date and Tamarindo, is used for flavoring dishes such as chutney, curry, jam, preserves, sauce, soup, and stews. It has an acidic-sour sweet flavor when it is young and a slightly sweet flavor when it matures. Peel the brittle pod and remove the pulp and cover with boiling water and then make …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Morel Mushroom

April 3, 2020

The Morel Mushroom is a springtime mushroom with an earthy-nutty flavor and spongy-chewy-dry-tender texture. Braise, roast, or sauté and use for a vegetable side dish, in Risotto, pasta dish, or a Sformato.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Strawberry

April 2, 2020

The White Strawberry, aka Alpine Strawberry and Beach Strawberry, is a specialty variety of strawberry with a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use in a fruit dish, fruit purée, salad, and as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Arugula Rapini

March 30, 2020

Arugula Rapini, aka Arugula Rabe, is the result of the wild greens maturing and become a hardier version of regular Arugula. They have a peppery-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and because of their tough texture they should be cooked. Use in pasta dishes and Risotto, on pizza, and as a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Onion Scrape

March 25, 2020

The Onion Scrape, aka Onion Whistle, are the shoots that sprout from the onion when they are growing in the ground. They have an earthy-floral-musty- pungent-vegetal flavor and can be used as a garnish or any application that calls for onion.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sea Bean

March 24, 2020

The Sea Bean, aka Glasswort, Samphire, and Sea Pickle, is a water vegetable that grows in the ocean. It has a grassy-salty-vegetal flavor and crunchy texture. It is best used as a garnish to add a splash of color, crunch, and salty flavor to a dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Water Spinach

March 19, 2020

Water Spinach, aka Chinese Spinach, River Spinach, and Swamp Cabbage, is a lettuce that can be used cooked and raw. It has a nutty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for salad, soup, braising green, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fiddlehead Fern

March 18, 2020

The Fiddlehead Fern, aka Bracken, Brake, and Ostrich Fern, is a type of edible fern that grows in the springtime. They have an earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and crisp-firm-gelatinous texture. Blanch them first to remove any toxins and then sauté and use as a garnish or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Garlic Root

March 13, 2020

The Garlic Root is the root of the garlic bulb and can be used for a flavoring in dishes. They have an earthy-mild-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and stringy texture and can be used as a garnish, in Aïoli, Pesto Sauce, salad, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pea Flower

March 11, 2020

The Pea Flower, aka Pea Blossom, is the flower that grows on the Pea Tendril. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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