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Arugula
Arugula: Also called “rocket,” arugula is an aromatic green that lends a peppery mustard flavor to salads. Find it in...
Broccolini
Broccolini: A cross between broccoli and Chinese kale, broccolini is sweet and tender—both the florets and stalks are...
Cremini mushrooms
Cremini mushrooms: Cremini mushrooms (sometimes called baby bella mushrooms) are a strain of button mushrooms prized...
Edamame
Edamame: Edamame are fresh soybeans (also called “sweet beans”), picked in their fuzzy pods just before they reach full...
Portobello mushroom
Portobello mushroom: This large, dark brown mushroom with a wide, flaring, flat cap is actually a mature cremini. While...
Leeks
Leeks: Related to the onion family, leeks have a milder flavor than onions, and are often used in soups and stews.
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage: Napa cabbage has an elongated head and is pale green in color with tender, tapered white ribs. Its...
Jicama
Jicama: Jícama is a round root vegetable with thin brown skin and white crunchy flesh. It has a slightly sweet and...
Tomatillos
Tomatillos: Tomatillos look like small green tomatoes covered by a parchment-like husk. Often found in salsas and...
Boniato
Boniato: Boniato is a Caribbean sweet potato that is not as sweet as an American sweet potato. If you cannot find...
Dried mushrooms
Dried mushrooms: Like fresh mushrooms, dried mushrooms have a shelf life. When purchasing them, look for whole...
Asian pears
Asian pears: Asian pears are shaped more like an apple than a pear, have golden yellow-green skin and retain their...
Calabaza
Calabaza: The big, vibrant orange native pumpkin called giraumon in the French West Indies, and calabaza everywhere...
Celeriac
Celeriac: The white-fleshed root vegetable celeriac has a strong flavor that is a combination of celery and parsley....
Daikon
Daikon: Daikon is a long, white radish; it can be found in Asian groceries and most natural-foods stores. Commercially...
Enoki mushrooms
Enoki mushrooms: Enoki mushrooms have long, thin stems and tiny button-sized caps. They have a delicate flavor and...
Green papaya
Green papaya: An unripe green papaya is used as a vegetable in Asian soups or salads.
Key limes
Key limes: Key limes are more fragrant, acidic and juicy than the common Persian lime found in U.S. markets. Look for...
Kabocha
Kabocha: Kabocha is a squash with a green-streaked rind and tender, sweet orange flesh. An average kabocha weighs two...
Korean zucchini
Korean zucchini: Korean zucchini are rounder and lighter in color than the Italian varieties commonly available in U.S...
Haricots verts
Haricots verts: Haricots verts is simply French for “green beans.” However, the term is often used for the very slender...
Mache
Mâche: Mâche (“mosh”), also known as lamb’s lettuce or corn salad, is a tangy green that resembles watercress. Popular...
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi: Kohlrabi is a bulbous member of the cabbage family. Its bulb is either purple, white or green, with leafy...
Morel mushrooms
Morel mushrooms: Morel mushrooms are cone-shaped, with a honeycombed structure and a smoky flavor. Wild fresh morels...
Oil-cured olives
Oil-cured olives: Oil-cured olives are cured with salt rather than brine, then rubbed with olive oil. They can be...
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