Oishii Nippon Project Blog
Change Up Your Veggie Routine: CIA x ONP
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.
Roasted Fioretto and Negi with Shaved Parmesan
Liven up your menu with roasted Fioretto, Negi and shaved Parmesan. This dish is filled with fresh flavors and beautiful colors. The tender, wine-poached Negi are served on a platter, topped with the roasted Fioretto and tomato mixture, and finished with Balsamic vinegar and shaved Parmesan.
Negi Confit with Whole Grain Mustard Vinaigrette and a Poached Egg
This Negi Confit with Whole Grain Mustard Vinaigrette and a Poached Egg is an updated twist on the French classic poached leeks with sauce gribiche.
Spicy Fioretto Tacos
Toni Sakaguchi from The Culinary Institute of America shows us how to make vegetarian Spicy Fioretto Chipotle Tacos. In this recipe, she uses Fioretto, a cousin of cauliflower.
Roasted Zuccuri and Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Tahini Yogurt
This hearty, delicious Roasted Zuccuri and Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Tahini Yogurt is inspired by the flavors of ...
Negi and Turnip Galette
This fall recipe is a new way of making a leek and turnip tart. Japanese vegetables from the Oishii Nippon Project ar...
Charred Negi with Mexican Corn Salsa
Charred Negi with Mexican Corn Salsa makes a fantastic side salad and is delicious on its own, as well. Negi is a t...
Citrus Marinated Fioretto Salad
This Fioretto recipe draws inspiration from Japanese vegetables, building them into a flavorful cauliflower salad. Co...
Zuccuri and Prosciutto Frito Misto
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.
Cheesy Fioretto Casserole
With fall upon us, casserole season is just around the corner. This Fioretto recipe is healthy, hearty and a great option for Keto or Gluten-Free diets. It’s a healthier version of Mac’n’Cheese!
Chris takes us to Beloian Farms in the Central Valley of California, an organic farm that grows Zuccurì. We will find out what to look for and learn how to detect when it is ready to harvest.
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.