At The Culinary Institute of America, we believe that plant-forward eating is one of the biggest culinary trends underway in America and in global foodservice. That means cooking and eating in a way that emphasizes and celebrates, but is not limited to, plant-based foods. We find inspiration for plant-forward menus from farms and chef-grower collaborations. And one of the most interesting facets of my job is the exposure it affords me to chefs, ingredients, and recipes from around the globe. I’m always learning something new, and gleaning recipe inspiration, and this latest project is no exception. …Read more
This hearty, delicious Roasted Zuccuri and Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Tahini Yogurt is inspired by the flavors of North Africa. Zucurri is one of our favorite vegetables of all Japanese produce....
Here’s a delicious twist on traditional kabocha tempura: Zuccuri and Prosciutto Frito Misto. Zuccuri is a type of kabocha squash that’s hearty, tender, and bursting with natural sweetness. This recipe pairs thinly sliced zuccuri with salty and savory prosciutto. …Read more
Today Chris takes us to his farm, San Benito roots in Hollister, CA to breakdown Zuccurì growing. Sometimes it can be hard to gauge how your plants are doing and what to do if they need some assistance. Chris gives us tips on how to check on plant health and production and how to mitigate issues in the garden or field. …Read more