Archive for September, 2011
Black garlic is a type of fermented garlic used as a food ingredient in Asian cuisine. It is made by fermenting whole bulbs of garlic at high temperature, a process that results in black cloves. The taste is sweet and syrupy with hints of balsamic vinegar or even tamarind. Black Garlic is prized as a food rich in antioxidants and added to energy drinks, and in Thailand is claimed to increase the consumer’s longevity. One interesting use is in the making of black garlic chocolate. In the United States black garlic entered the mainstream in 2008 and has become a sought-after ingredient used in high-end cuisine. Black garlic is great for your health—it’s loaded with nearly twice as many antioxidants as raw garlic.
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You ask, what’s a plerrie anyway? Or you could ask; “What do you get when you cross a plum with a cherry? A hybrid fruit of course!
Hybrid fruit is a potentially lucrative, and delicious, market. Fruit growers are motivated by the lure of inventing a product that commands premium prices, from 50 cents to $1 or more per pound than conventional fruit. The breeders are also aiming for fruit that will have a longer harvest period to be available to shoppers longer. And with the rise in cooking styles that celebrate the ingredients, American consumers are demonstrating a willingness to spend more on food and a desire to hear the stories behind their produce.
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The Origins of Sacramento Walking Food and Cultural Tour is our newest addition in Sacramento. This Sacramento food tour explores the very beginnings of Sacramento, from Sutter’s colony Nueva Helvecia to the Fabulous Forties, with tastings of the best dishes the immigrants brought with them. You’ll learn about how the many diverse groups forged our great city and created its agricultural dominance.
Sacramento has so much to offer. History, Food, Architecture, The Delta, Museums, Riverwalk, Tree-Lined Streets, Live Music, Art…..the list goes on and on. Whether you are a local looking for a fun day out or someone coming to Sacramento for the very first time – take advantage of one of the many tours that offered in our City of Trees!
1. Local Roots Food Tours1230 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814 530-863-3159
Food and history sprinkled with fun and wrapped up into a 3 hour tour is one of a kind in our agriculturally renown city. Lisa Armstrong (Private chef and owner of Local Roots Food Tours) started offering walking food and cultural tours in March 2010. Meeting at a local restaurant the tour begins with meeting executive chefs and owners and tasting signature dishes off their daily menu. Local Roots Food tours currently offers two Sacramento walking food tours; City of Trees and Origins of Sacramento. Both tours highlight 6 food stops all while walking through historical neighborhoods and past National Landmarks in Sacramento. Their third tour takes place in beautiful northern mining town, Nevada City. This tour takes food tour ticket holders on a historical journey stopping at 8 different eateries!
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