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This item was last sold on : 02/20/17
Pea vines are the thread, leaflet and blossom of the snow pea, snap pea or sweet pea plant. Their flavor is grassy sweet and nearly identical to the flavor as the typically harvested part of the plant's foliage, the pea pods. They are commonly overlooked and underused as a culinary commodity, but their sweet unique flavor and succulent texture should increase their currency value.
Pea vines are available year-round.
Pea vines contain a specialized spiraling stem, leaf or petiole with a thin threadlike shape which is used by climbing plants for support and attachment. There are only a certain lineage of legumes that form evolved vines: peas, sweet peas and fava beans.
Pea vines can be used fresh or treated as a wilting green; utilizing a little heat, olive oil, sea salt and pepper and the greens are transformed into a substantial element of any savory dish. Finishing the pea vines with citrus brings out flavor and preserves their color.
The earliest and most comprehensive study of pea vines was Charles Darwin's monograph, "The Movement and Habits of Climbing Plants", originally published in 1865.
Peas have been cultivated and used for culinary purposes for over 8,000 years, primarily as a pulse (legume). Foliage is often reserved for live-mulch ground cover, building soil fertility and fodder.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Morgan Run Resort and Club||Rancho Sante Fe CA||858-756-2471|
|Horton Grand Hotel||San Diego CA||619-544-1886|
|The Patio on Lamont||San Diego CA||619-235-5606|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Davanti Enoteca India St.||San Diego CA||619-237-9606|
|Sheraton La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-453-5500|
|West Coast Tavern||San Diego CA||619-295-1688|
|Stake Chophouse & Bar||Coronado CA||619-295-3172|
|Beaumont's||San Diego CA||858-459-0474|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|The Compass||Carlsbad CA||760-434-1900|
|Top of the Market||San Diego CA||619-234-4867|
|Paradise Point Resort Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Tasting Room Del Mar||Del Mar CA||562-756-1170|
|Ironside Events||San Diego CA||312-852-6308|
|Hotel La Jolla & CUSP||La Jolla CA||858-459-0261|
|Venissimo Cheese North Park||San Diego CA||619-376-1834|
|Beesalt Balcony||Del Mar CA||972-567-2396|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Searsucker Downtown||San Diego CA||619-233-7327|
|Pueblo||San Diego CA||858-490-6298|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|Maderas Golf Club||Poway CA||858-451-8100|
|Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar||San Diego CA||619-295-6000|
|Dolce at the Highlands||San Diego CA||858-847-2740|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|Blue Point / Coastal Cuisine||San Diego CA||619-233-6623|
|Solace & the Moonlight Lounge||Encinitas CA||760-753-2433|
|JSIX American restaurant & Bar||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Firefly Beach||San Diego CA||619-222-6440|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Yoann Taboyan, Personal Chef||San Diego CA||347-277-1958|
|Florent||San Diego CA||619-308-6500|
|Et Voilà! French Bistro||San Diego CA||619-209-7759|
Recipes that include Pea Vines. One is easiest, three is harder.
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