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Ingredient Of The Day: Seville Orange

January 27, 2023

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: Green Ginger

January 26, 2023

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: Red Endive

January 25, 2023

Red Endive is similar to regular Endive and is used in the same way. Use for salad, crudités, or use as a vehicle for canapés, or braise for a vegetable side dish. They have a vegetal-slightly bitter-slightly sweet flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Pink Carrot

January 24, 2023

The Baby Pink Carrot is a small heirloom variety of carrot with a pink color. They have a slightly sweet-earthy flavor and are best used raw as a garnish or for crudités or salad to showcase their color.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Speckled Romaine Lettuce

January 23, 2023

Speckled Romaine Lettuce is similar to regular Romaine Lettuce but the coloring has green with red blotches. It has a mild flavor with a crisp-crunchy texture and can be used for Caesar Salad, salad, and sandwiches.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cresta Di Gallo

January 22, 2023

Cresta Di Gallo is a variety of cress with a crunchy texture and a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor. It is less peppery than other types of cress and is best used raw in a salad or sandwich or as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rambutan

January 21, 2023

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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Ingredient Of The Day: White Turmeric Root

January 20, 2023

The White Turmeric Root is similar to the more well known Yellow Turmeric Root and has a peppery-pungent-slightly bitter-slightly spicy flavor. Use the fresh root for curry dishes, marinade, soup, stew, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Ninja Radish

January 19, 2023

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, 2023

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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