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Item of the Day: Unseasoned Rice Vinegar   

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Unseasoned Rice Vinegar  

Brewed in the traditional method, Nouka Genuine Brewed Rice Vinegar from Hotaru Foods is a fundamental ingredient of Japanese Cuisine. Appreciated for its mild acidity and subtle, natural sweetness Rice Vinegar can be used in many applications. All natural and contains no salt or added sugar.

From pickling and marinades to dressing and sauces – rice vinegar is a versatile kitchen staple! 


 Item 97322 – 1 Gallon Jug


Item of the Day: Kimchi – Korean Fermented Vegetables    

By | Asian, Asian Cuisine, Chef's Feed, Gourmet, Item of the Day, What Chefs Want

Kimchi – Korean Fermented Vegetables 

Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish made from fermented cabbage, radish, or cucumber.

Kimchi has quite a complex flavor and not every kimchi has the same taste.

First, it is slightly salty because it has been pickled in salty brine. Second, it is slightly spicy, excluding white kimchi which does not use any Korean chili flakes. Third, it has umami flavor. It’s also seasoned with Korean fish sauce to aid fermentation, so as time goes by, the deeper the kimchi’s flavor develops. Forth, ripened kimchi is sour and has a pungent smell. This stage of kimchi is great for cooking.


 Item  90018 – 32oz Jar 


Item of the Day: Gochujang – Korean Hot Pepper Paste   

By | Asian, Asian Cuisine, Chef's Feed, Gourmet, Item of the Day, Vegan, What Chefs Want

Go Chu Jang – Korean Hot Pepper Paste 

Gochujang is a savory and pungent fermented Korean condiment made from red chili, glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, and salt.

From Ssamjang to brushing on a grilled burger – adding this to dishes will heighten the spice, a little sweetness, and boost the complexity. 

This is a vegan product. 


 Item 90142 – 2.2 LB Tub


Item of the Day: Yakami Orchards Yuzu Juice

By | Chef's Feed, Gourmet, Item of the Day, Japanese, Juice, Mixology, What Chefs Want

Yakami Orchards Yuzu Juice – Marugoto Shibori

Marugoto Shibori, meaning “in its natural state,” is a first press using the whole fruit, capturing the intense floral aroma and tart flavor qualities of ripe Yuzu Fruit. Yuzu flavor is tart, closely resembling that of the grapefruit, with overtones of tangerine and meyer lemon with subtle hints of pine.

Yakami Orchards Yuzu Juice is a vibrant ingredient perfect for cocktails, ceviches, vinaigrettes, and more! Add a splash to any dish to add brightness and complexity. 


 Item 93710 – 750 ML Bottle


Item of the Day: Tutto Calabria Whole Chili Peppers

By | Charcuterie, Chef's Feed, Gourmet, Hors d'oeuvre, Italian, Item of the Day, What Chefs Want

Tutto Calabria Whole Chili Peppers

Whole Calabrian Chili Peppers by TuttoCalabria are vegan and vegetarian friendly. Really delicious on meat sandwiches, or added to your favorite sauces. Wonderful on antipastos, sandwiches and martinis. Try them sliced and tossed in a chili or stew, or atop pizza with anchovies. Beautiful versatile item imported from Italy that delivers true home jarred taste. A must have in the pantry at all times.

INGREDIENTS: Chili Peppers, Sunflower Seed Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Vinegar (contains natural sulfites)INGREDIENTS: Chili Peppers, Sunflower Seed Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Vinegar (contains natural sulfites)


 Item 90680 – 6 LB Tub 


Item of the Day: Partanna Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Partanna Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Acquerello – The Tastiest, The Richest, The Healthiest

Only made with ”Nocellara del Belice” olives from the province of Trapani, in Sicily. Very rich flavor profile with notes of artichokes, almonds, and a peppery finish. Filtered and low acidity level make this a very versatile oil. Can be used for finishing, dipping or cooking.


 Item 98260 – 101 oz Tin


Item of the Day: Acquerello Carnaroli Aged Rice

By | Chef's Feed, Gourmet, Italian, Item of the Day, Local, Rice, Staples, What Chefs Want

Acquerello Carnaroli Aged Rice

Acquerello – The Tastiest, The Richest, The Healthiest

It’s the tastiest because it’s the only rice whitened with a helix, a gentle method which leaves the grain intact.

It’s the richest because it is aged for at least one year in refrigerated silos. Starch is more stable and flavor enhanced. 

It’s the healthiest because thanks to a patented process the rice germ is absorbed in the grains, giving them all the nutritional values of brown rice. 

 A short-grain, pearl-like Italian white rice which is high in starch. Arborio rice forms the foundation of the dish risotto.


 Item 95933 – 2.5 KG Bag


Item of the Day: Mortadella with Pistachios

By | Appetizers, Charcuterie, Chef's Feed, Gourmet, Hors d'oeuvre, Item of the Day, Meats, Pork, What Chefs Want

Mortadella with Pistachios

Berkshire rendition of the classic from Emilia Romagna. Studded with whole black peppercorns, cubes of back fat and Pariani DOP (Denominazione d’ Origine Protetta – “Protected Designation of Origin”Sicilian Pistachios.

FUN FACT: Mortadella originated in Bologna, the capital of Emilia-Romagna. Anna Del Conte (The Gastronomy of Italy 2001) found a sausage mentioned in a document of the official body of meat preservers in Bologna dated 1376 that may be mortadella.


 Item 95023 – 7 Lb Piece


Item of the Day: Alfresco Frozen Pizza Dough

By | Baking, Breads, Chef's Feed, Gourmet, Item of the Day, Local, What Chefs Want

Alfresco Frozen Pizza Dough

From Alfresco: “We use only the best, hand-picked ingredients, perfected recipes, detailed processes and customized, handcrafted Italian pasta machines to make our pasta. We hold our products, people and facilities to the highest standards for safety, consistency, performance and taste.”

Alfresco Pasta uses only unbleached, naturally aged flour in our recipes. The unbleached flour has a rougher texture, and a darker color. The natural aging helps develop the gluten and produce a better pizza crust.

TO USE: 

1. Thaw dough slowly in refrigerator before use. This process is called ”cold fermentation”, and we recommend 3-5 days at 38-42 degrees F for the perfect crust, although 24 -48 hours will work fine. This gives the yeast time to react with the sugars and produce very good gluten structure as well as a delicious flavor. Keep in mind fermentation that goes beyond 5 days is not ideal, as your dough will begin losing its ability to rise properly.

2. Remove dough from refrigerator and proof at room temperature or in a proof box until dough rises. Dough can be proofed in the morning for lunch service, and early afternoon for dinner service.

3. Roll Dough to order, score with a dough docker if needed and bake immediately.

4. We recommend rolling the crust thin, but a medium to thick crust will yield good results as well. 5. Adjust your oven temp accordingly until you achieve a crispy outer crust, with a pillow-like, chewy interior.


 Item 90708 – 28x2oz Case