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.
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.
Papayas lend beautiful color to the plate, with flesh ranging from yellow-orange to a rich salmon color. Try them in fruit salsas.
What Does “Free Range” Mean
If you find an artisan farmer whose chickens actually roam around eating what chickens were intended to eat (grass, grubs and insects), the meat can be remarkably different from that of their cooped up cousins.
Apple Cake: Bottom’s Up
Pay homage to fall’s favorite fruit with five of our favorite apple cake recipes including our Upside Down Apple Cake.
Mozzarella is made by warming curds in hot whey, then pulling them like taffy to achieve a texture that’s slightly elastic.
An emulsion of garlic and olive oil, aioli hails from the Provence region of France. Its name is a composite of the word for “garlic” (ail) and “oil” (oli).
Ancient Whole Grains—Cooking Confidence
Amaranth and quinoa are touted as “super foods” that supply many important nutrients, including fiber, iron, calcium, and protein.
Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’
A Nashville ice cream social benefits an area community center and gets competitive juices flowing for amateur “crankers.”