WHAT IS A TENDERLOIN? WHERE IS THIS CUT LOCATED? TRIVIA QUESTION? WHAT RECIPES WORK WELL WITH THIS CUT?
ARCHAEOLOGY OF FOOD
WHAT IS A CHICKEN LIVER? WHERE IS THIS CUT LOCATED? TRIVIA QUESTION? WHAT RECIPES WORK WELL WITH THIS CUT?
WHAT IS A BRIOCHE? While technically a French Viennoiserie (pastry) recipe, little to no sugar is used in this pain. The bread is loaded with butter and egg which gives it an almost creamy taste. Yeast is used which allows the dough to aerate (yielding a lighter, more tender texture). Think of it as a […]
WHAT IS A PERCH? WHERE DO PERCH COME FROM? WHEN IS A PERCH IN SEASON? ARE PERCH ONE OF THE DIRTY DOZEN? (MERCURY) TRIVIA?
WHAT IS A CAULIFLOWER? WHY ARE CAULIFLOWERS GOOD FOR YOU? How to Clean Cauliflower WHEN ARE CAULIFLOWERS IN SEASON? HOW SHOULD CAULIFLOWERS BE STORED? WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO CUT A CAULIFLOWER? Click here to see! TRIVIA QUESTION?
WHAT IS A CHALLAH? Traditionally this is a loaf of braided bread baked to celebrate the Jewish sabbath. The classic recipe is a leavened bread consisting of egg, water, flour, yeast and salt. However the name has become a generic term for any bread used in Hebrew rituals. The word comes from the Torah where […]
WHAT IS A BANANA SQUASH? Coming in a range of startling colors (orange, pink and even blue), they look almost like a rugby or American football in size and shape. They’re a member of the winter squash family and are related to pumpkins. The orange flesh inside is dense with a sweet yet earthy flavor. […]
WHAT IS MIZUNA LETTUCE? Also known as Japanese mustard greens or spider mustard, Mizuna has a slightly bitter, peppery taste. It’s great whether served raw or cooked like mustard greens! However ironically in its native Japan, it’s usually served cooked or pickled. Often mistaken for arugula (they’re related) with a similar coloring and sharp, pointy […]
WHAT ARE WATER CHESTNUTS? At first glance this grass-like plant seems to be a native of everywhere but North America! This plant is actually not a chestnut at all but an aquatic tuber that proliferates in marshes and shallow lakes. Their crisp, white flesh makes them a popular addition in many Asian recipes. Flavor-wise they’re […]
WHAT IS A SHEEPSHEAD FISH? Up to 2.5 feet (70 cm) in length and weighing around 20 lbs (9 kg), this fish is known by a variety of names. The convict fish, zebra or dreamfish are the most common. With black stripes running down their silver body the convict and zebra references seem obvious. However this […]
WHAT IS A CHICKEN KIDNEY? Also known as an organ meat or offal, their digestive system is a bit different then ours. Chickens don’t have bladders, so any urine produced by the bird’s kidney is excreted by the animal along with the rest of its fecal matter. While rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and […]
WHAT IS FRISEE LETTUCE? Frisee is actually not a lettuce, but rather a close relative to chicory, escarole and endives. Restaurants love this green, frilly ingredient with its bitter, peppery taste. Both because of the strength of its flavor and cost, it’s usually 1 of several different greens incorporated into most salads. With a green […]
WHAT IS A BEEFSTEAK TOMATO? As the name suggestions, this is one of the largest and firmest fruits in the tomato family. They can grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. Native to Central and South America, they were first introduced to Europe by explorers in the 1500s. Available in red or green, […]
WHAT IS A TOMATILLO? Also known as husk or baby tomatoes, these beautiful, green fruits have a leafy husk that surrounds them. Originally from Mexico, their resistance to disease has made them popular in the States as well. Lower in sugar then most other tomatoes, they have a tartness that makes them popular in various […]
WHAT IS A WATERMELON? This large fruit is actually a member of the gourd family and originally from Africa. Botanically it’s a member of the cucumber family! The sweet, juicy flesh are a popular way to hydrate during the summer. And while the rind isn’t considered edible raw, it’s great when pickled! With over 1,000 […]
WHAT IS SKATE? With a nutty flavor and texture often compared to crab, this cartilaginous fish is a member of the shark and ray family. With a flat, pancake shape, mouth on the underside and eyes on top of their body they have one of the more unusual shapes around. They lay their eggs in […]
WHAT IS A KHACHAPURI? Also called Georgian cheese bread or Christmas pie, this recipe is traditionally served on January 7th. This pastry is a sinfully delicious recipe that involves melted cheese and a sunny side up egg on top! Yeasted dough is molded into a football shape, and a mix of fresh and older, sharper […]