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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Ninja Radish

January 19, 2019

The Purple Ninja Radish is a small to medium sized heirloom radish with an oblong carrot like shape. They have an earthy-peppery-slightly spicy flavor and can be used for crudités, salad, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Jerusalem Artichoke

January 18, 2019

Purple Jerusalem Artichoke, aka Purple Sunchoke, Red Jerusalem Artichoke, and Red Sunchoke, is similar to regular Jerusalem Artichoke but with a sweeter flavor. They have a nutty-slightly sweet flavor and can be braised, boiled and roasted and used for a gratin, soup, stew, vegetable side dish, or purée and use as a substitute for mashed potatoes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Verjus

January 17, 2019

Verjus, aka Verjuice or Verjuis, is a beverage made from unripe grapes. It has an acidic-floral-sour-tart flavor and is used as a flavoring for sauce, soup, stew, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nagaimo

January 16, 2019

Nagaimo, aka Chinese Yam and Korean Yam, is an Asian tuber that has a mild flavor and gelatinous-starchy texture. It is mostly used to thicken soups but it can also be added to a vegetable side dish or stir fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Beauregard Yam

January 15, 2019

The Beauregard Yam is a mild variety of yam with an earthy flavor and a dry-starchy texture. Use as a side dish, or for soup, stew, gratin, and tempura.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Black Knight Carrot

January 14, 2019

The Black Knight Carrot is an heirloom variety of carrot with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy texture. Use for crudités, salad, soup, stew, stir-fry, and tempura.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Celery

January 13, 2019

Red Celery, aka Purple Celery, is similar to regular Celery but with a slightly stronger flavor. It has a salty-strong-slightly bitter flavor and a crunchy-stringy texture. Use for soup, stew, sauce, and crudités.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Moro Blood Orange

January 11, 2019

The Moro Blood Orange is an Italian variety of Blood Orange with a sweet-tart flavor and juicy texture. Use for a marinade, Aïoli, sauce, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chicory Di Castelfranco

January 10, 2019

Chicory Di Castelfranco, aka Castelfranco Radicchio, is a lettuce that can be used raw and cooked. It has a slightly bitter flavor and can be used in a salad or as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Octopus

January 8, 2019

The Octopus is a sea creature where the legs, or tentacles are used. The whole Octopus is usually simmered and it requires a long cooking time. After simmering or boiling they can be grilled or braised. They have a mild flavor and a tender-chewy texture and can be used in a salad with Potato, Green …

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