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Kale Quinoa Salad

March 27, 2015 in What's New

Rumor has it that a leading fast-food chain will soon be offering kale on its menu. You know that a food has become a cultural fixture when it’s available at your local drive-thru. Quinoa—though not yet on the drive-thru menu—solidified her lofty produce position a few years ago when the United Nations officially declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa. We think it’s about time the...

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Artichoke Antipasto

March 25, 2015 in What's New

The Artichokes for our Antipasto are cultivated in the fertile Incan soils of Peru. These are a special cultivar from Europe that’s been adapted to the weather on the coast-side (west) of Peru. Our supplier first grows the seeds in plant beds and then moves them to the fields where they grow for up to 200 days. Once the baby artichokes reach the perfect size, they are hand-harvested one by one, and...

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Shiitake Mushroom Chicken

March 23, 2015 in What's New

It’s disconcerting that at any given moment, bombs are going off somewhere in the world. Fortunately, not all bombs are destructive. Modern chefs have created umami bombs. Umami—oo-MA-mee—is the “fifth taste” (after sweet, salty, sour, and bitter...), and it’s been used for ages, though not officially identified until the early twentieth century. When dropped in the mouth, umami bombs detonate comforting, savory flavors. Trader Ming’s Shiitake Mushroom Chicken is our latest comestible bomb, and it’s been...

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