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Ingredient Of The Day: Parsley Root

January 29, 2020

Parsley Root, aka Hamburg Parsley, is a unique variety of parsley that is grown mostly for its root. It looks like a Parsnip but the taste is different with an earthy flavor. They can be used raw, julienned or sliced thinly for a salad, or cooked in a soup, stew, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dried Flor De Mayo Shelling Bean

January 28, 2020

The Dried Flor De Mayo Shelling Bean is an heirloom bean with an earthy-nutty flavor. Use in soup, stew, or a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Seville Orange

January 27, 2020

The Seville Orange, aka Bitter Orange and Sour Orange, has a sour-tart-slightly bitter flavor. Because of the sour-bitter flavor it is usually used for preserves, sauces, and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Puntarelle

January 26, 2020

Puntarelle, aka Puntarella Chicory, is a green that can be used cooked or raw. It has a slightly bitter-peppery flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use the green in a salad, soup, stew, or braise them for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Ginger

January 25, 2020

Green Ginger, aka Baby Ginger, Spring Ginger, White Ginger, and Young Ginger, is harvested early and has a milder flavor than regular Ginger. Use like you would regular Ginger in Asian dishes, desserts, marinade, sauce, Aïoli, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cassava Root

January 24, 2020

The Cassava Root, aka Manioc and Yuca Root, is a tuber vegetable with a mild flavor and starchy texture. The vegetable is primarily used as a thickener for soups and stews or made into flour.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Banana Flower

January 23, 2020

The Banana Flower, aka Banana Blossom, is used as a vegetable in Asian and Indian cuisine for curry dishes, stir-fry, pad Thai, and tempura. They have an earthy-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and starchy-tough-woody texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Ettinger Avocado

January 22, 2020

The Ettinger Avocado is a variety of Avocado with a thin-smooth shell and large pit. They have an earthy-buttery-fruity flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for salad, sandwiches, Guacamole, sauce, vinaigrette, or purée for a chilled soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Ninja Radish

January 21, 2020

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: Rambutan

January 20, 2020

The Rambutan is a tropical fruit that is similar to the Lychee. They have an acidic-floral-sweet flavor and juicy-gelatinous texture. The have two seasons, summer and winter and are best used for out-of-hand eating.…

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