Do you have an ingredient already on-hand you want to use or are you hungry to learn about one you've never heard of before? Whether it's seasonal produce or familiar pantry staples, we can help you find the most delicious use for your favorite ingredients and give you fresh ideas for new ones to try.
What Is Cardamom?
Hailed as the “Queen of Spices,” exotic cardamom is handy for everything from chai to gingerbread.
Cooking with Saffron
A little saffron goes a long way—pound for pound, it’s the most expensive spice in the world.
Salt-cured Italian ham is an amazingly versatile ingredient—delicious in everything from sandwiches to salads to saltimbocca.
Cooking with Tahini
Made from sesame seeds, this nutty paste famously lends flavor to hummus, as well as a variety of Mediterranean dishes.
Blackberries: Locally Grown
Relish Editor Jill Melton seeks out the freshest local berries in season.
Cooking with Papaya
Ever used powdered meat tenderizer? The secret ingredient is likely papaya, a tropical fruit with many delicious uses.
Cooking with Capers
Prized for their piquant appeal, tiny capers imbue tapenades, sauces and meats with high-impact flavor.
Oatmeal: A Superfood We Love
A breakfast staple for literally centuries, enduring oatmeal is a nutritional powerhouse that promotes weight loss and lowers cholesterol.
Cooking with Tarragon
The herb that gives béarnaise sauce its characteristic flavor is a favorite of chefs and cooks the world over.
Cooking with Fennel
With a mild but distinctive flavor, fennel punches up everything from soup to salads.
Glorious Rotten Tomatoes
What do you with an abundance of almost past-their-prime tomatoes? Don’t toss ’em—cook ’em! Here are 10 juicy dishes those juicy jewels are perfect for.
Ground Beef Recipes That Rock
We think a pound of ground beef deserves better than blah-blah helper or a so-what casserole—and we’ve got five recipes to prove it.