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.
Crème Fraîche: How-To and Why
Crème fraîche, the delicate French counterpart to American sour cream, has several advantages.
Natural foods advocates use raw sugar whenever they can’t use honey, agave nectar or another liquid sweetener.
Using Filé Powder
This grassy ingredient has served historically as a flavorful thickening agent in Cajun and Creole cuisine.
Strawberries: Facts and Fable
Today, strawberries rank as the most beloved berry in the world—and perhaps they always have.
More on Morels
If truffles are the most prized specimens in the fungus world, morels are close behind.
Salsa: Spanish for “Sauce”
Go beyond the tomato-based dip we know as salsa and explore these savory Spanish staples!
What do you get when you combine asparagus, black licorice, chili pepper, fennel, figs, ginger, nutmeg, olives, oysters, pomegranate, rhino horn and tomatoes?
Pomelo or Grapefruit?
Juicy facts about the pomelo, and a few ways it compares to its more common relative, the grapefruit.
Using Wheat Berries
This trendy-for-good-reason grain is packed with nutrients and can be used in a number of delicious ways.
Olives to Oil
The lion’s share of the world’s olive crop is used for oil—only a handful are processed for eating.
Dates: A Perfect Food?
Most of the value of dates lies in high sugar content, but they also contain protein, fats, vitamins A and B, minerals, and high levels of fiber and potassium.
Using Goji Berries
Goji berries, the fruit of a woody perennial, are jam-packed with nutrients—great for any recipe calling for dried berries!
Also known as celery root or knob celery, celeriac (seh-LER-ee-ak) is a great addition to soups, stews, and braises.