The Babaco fruit is torpedo shaped with five deep longitudinal furrows that resemble the shape of a star. The fruit's skin is smooth and thin and when fully rip will turn golden yellow in color.
Resembling a Chinese lantern, the gooseberry is wrapped in a thin, papery, inflated skin. These very tart, piquant fruits turn from a pale green to an amber or gold color as they ripen and offer a flavor similar to a gooseberry or a tart green grape.
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This item was last sold on : 11/21/14
Mache is available year round.
Mache, scientific name Valerianella locusta, AKA Vit, Corn salad and Lamb's lettuce (a name designated because of its leaves' resemblance to the shape of a lamb's tongue) is a Stem lettuce type. Unlike most lettuce varieties, Mache grows very low to the ground from individual fragile stems. Because of this, Mache must be harvested with precision, which commands lower production at higher costs. its very nature of cultivation and harvest have given Mache the earned classification of gourmet green, with a price tag to match.
Mache is perhaps one of the most delicate of all salad greens. It forms a loose and wavy rosette of six to eight leaves from its razor thin and tender stems. The stems are lemon lime in color, tender and succulent. The leaves are a key lime green in color, velvety to the touch with a melting quality. Thier flavor is memorably sweet, creamy and nutty.
Mache contains substantial levels of B-group vitamins, vitamin C, iron, folic acid, and potassium.
Mache's tender nature affords it only fresh applications or alongside cooked foods but never cooked itself. It can be utilized for a petite salad or as an accoutrement to appetizer plates and first courses. Mache thrives in spring and early summer, thus, best companion ingredients include forest mushrooms, spring nions, grapefruit, blood oranges, kumquats, new potatoes, fennel, green garlic, scapes, spring herbs such as parsley, mint and arugula, spring and summer berries and early stone fruit, fresh hen and duck eggs and spring cow's cheeses.
Mache is native to France, where it has been cultivated since the 17th century under the name, "Doucette". There are over 200 different Mache varieties, each distinguishing them from one another in flavor, quality and adaptability. Mache was introduced from France to the American commercial market by agricultural innovator and grower, Todd Koons, the same person responsible for the launch of now ubiquitous bagged mixed greens. Mache established a commercial home among other popular greens in the marketplace during the late 20th century.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|World Famous||San Diego CA||858-272-3100|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|The Land & Water Company||Carlsbad CA||760-729-5263|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Tapenade||San Diego CA||858-551-7500|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Firefly Beach||San Diego CA||619-222-6440|
|Paradise Point Resort Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|Allure Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-236-0800|
|Crush||Solana Beach CA||858-481-2787|
|West Coast Tavern||San Diego CA||619-295-1688|
Recipes that include Mache. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Kalofagas||Mache Greens With Feta Dressing|
|Hungry Foodies Pharmacy||Roasted Beet, D'Anjou Pear, Mache Salad|
|Chocolate and Zucchini||Soupe de Mâche au Poulet|
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