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.
Cooking with Oats
A quick-reference guide for cooking with oats—delicious, nutritious, and resilient.
Uses for Turmeric
A spice derived from a bright orange rhizome, turmeric enjoys a legacy as colorful as the root itself.
Using Lemon Grass
Lemon grass, a signature flavor in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, has a variety of uses—plus surprising health benefits.
Salt: Forms and Function
Salt is arguably the most influential foodstuff in the history of the world—and perhaps inarguably one of the tastiest.
Learn more about the chickpea—a star ingredient in one of our favorite protein-packed dips, hummus.
If you’ve wondered whether haricots verts is just a gourmet way of saying “green beans,” the answer is yes, and no.
When buying fresh figs (available from June through October), pick ones with a honey-sweet smell that yield softly to the touch.
Cooking with Garam Masala
Rub garam masala on a chicken before roasting. Sprinkle it on buttered carrots. Stir it into lentil stews. And rub it on salmon or whitefish.