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Ingredient Of The Day: Candy Cap Mushroom

January 7, 2023

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, 2022

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, 2022

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 28, 2022

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 15, 2022

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 6, 2022

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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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Walnut

September 25, 2022

The Black Walnut, or American Walnut, is a golf ball sized walnut with a very hard shell that makes it difficult to extract the meat. They have an astringent-bitter-earthy-nutty-slightly sweet-slightly bitter flavor and dry-firm texture. They can be used in sweet and savory applications such as baked goods and desserts, Pesto Sauce, salad, sauce, or …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Scarlet Runner Bean Flower

September 21, 2022

The Scarlet Runner Bean Flower grows on the runner bean plants and are used in a salad or as a garnish. They have an earthy-floral-slightly sweet flavor and a crunchy-tender texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Leek

September 13, 2022

The Baby Leek, aka Tara, Tareh, and Tarreh, is more like an herb and similar to the Chive. They have an earthy-grassy-musty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-tender texture and are best used for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Huckleberry

September 10, 2022

The Red Huckleberry is a small summer berry with an astringent-tart-slightly sweet flavor. They can be used raw or cooked in baked goods, desserts, jams, and preserves. Also, try using them for crisp, crumble, cobbler, buckle, galette, and pies.…

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