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Ingredient Of The Day: Cinnamon Cap Mushroom

March 18, 2019

The Cinnamon Cap Mushroom, aka Forest Nameko Mushroom, is a small sized mushroom with an earthy-nutty flavor and gelatinous-slimy texture. Sauté and use in soup, stew, stir-fry, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fiddlehead Fern

March 16, 2019

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: Sweet Lime

March 14, 2019

Sweet Lime is a variety of citrus with no acidity and a sweet-slightly bitter flavor. Use in sauce, vinaigrette, and for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Tatsoi Flower

March 12, 2019

The Tatsoi Flower, aka Tatsoi Rapini, are the blossoms that grow on the Tatsoi greens in the springtime. They have an earthy-floral-vegetal flavor and can be used raw and cooked. Use as a garnish, in salad, Risotto, stir-fry, and as a braising green.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Garlic Root

March 11, 2019

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 10, 2019

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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Ingredient Of The Day: MacArthur Avocado

March 9, 2019

MacArthur Avocado is one of the many varieties of avocados and they have a mild-buttery flavor and creamy-oily texture. Use for Guacamole, salad, sandwiches, sauce, vinaigrette, and a chilled avocado soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Purple Artichoke

March 8, 2019

The Baby Purple Artichoke is a small variety of Artichoke with an earthy-nutty-vegetal flavor. Simmer, braise, roast, or steam them and use for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Sapote

March 7, 2019

The White Sapote is a tropical fruit with a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and creamy texture. It has a green skin with large seeds in the center that must be discarded. The white flesh is the usable part of the fruit and it is similar to the Mamey Sapote. Use for out-of-hand-eating, in baked goods, in salad, and …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bamboo Shoot

March 4, 2019

The Bamboo Shoot needs to be used when they are young and tender. They have an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and woody-crunchy texture and need to be cooked to get rid of the fibrous texture. Use in Asian cuisine like Egg Drop Soup, Sizzling Rice Soup, Spring Roll, and stir-fry.…

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