Using Agave Nectar
As a sweetener for smoothies or tea, as a syrup for pancakes and waffles, there are lots of ways to use agave nectar.
The Mexican “Potato”: Jicama
Jicama has a mildly sweet taste, and its texture resembles a crispy, just-picked apple
Extracted from a succulent grown primarily in Mexico, agave nectar is a great natural sweetener.
The Scolville Scale
The Scoville Scale, developed by chemist Wilbur Scoville in 1912, measures the heat produced by chile peppers. The scale demonstrates what adventurous eaters already know:...
With special treatment and some unexpected ingredients, catfish gets the respect it deserves.
Cognac for Connoisseurs
Winter is a great time to get to know Cognac, a rich, warming spirit that begins as a grape (like wine) but takes a different turn from vineyard to glass.
Earthy peasant dishes create flavor from inexpensive ingredients like canned tomatoes.
Winter Vegetable Lasagna
A winter vegetable lasagna, filled with butternut squash, turnip greens and spinach, can be the hit of a meal.
An Orange Riff on Lemon Meringue
A citrusy curd pie filling topped by airy meringue—what's not to love?