• Unusual Ingredients To Look For At The Market Right Now

    2 monthes ago - By Food Republic

    Ever browse your farmer's market and wonder what that familiar-looking but weirdly named vegetable is and what you're supposed to do with it? Well it's summer, when the stalls are filled with lettuce, berry and corn variations, and while the safe bet is to grab the spinach or eggplant, why not try something more exotic?
    We've sought the counsel of wise chefs over the years to discover new ingredients and play around with cooking with them. (Shout-out to writer Linnea Covington, who sourced the chefs behind these ingredients.) Here are unusual ingredients to look for at the market right...
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  • The Coolest Cucumber You Can Eat Right Now - Ingredient Intelligence

    The Coolest Cucumber You Can Eat Right Now - Ingredient Intelligence

    2 monthes ago - By The Kitchn

    I'll be honest with you: I've been a cucumber skeptic for years. It's not that I ever disliked the vegetable - it's just that it never really did that much for me. The crunch is fine, but the flavor is, well, nonexistent. Especially in the summer, when there is so much abundance around, I always felt my time was more well-spent on things like tomatoes and corn.
    Clearly I wasn't in the know, because there's a cucumber out there that's pretty much as cool as those summer sweethearts: the Persian cucumber. It's crisp and refreshing, yes, but it's actually got some flavor and spunk to it...
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