Ingredients

 

various nut and seed cooking oilsA Guide to Nut and Seed Oils

Briefly describes a variety of oils, their uses and content of saturated or polyunsaturated fats.

Cooking with Tamarind

This tart tropical fruit, also known as Indian date, brings an appealing pucker to many of the world’s equatorial cuisines. Explore the various forms and preparations of tamarind, how it’s flavor profile works with other ingredients, tips on using tamarind, how to make tamarind extract and a few favorite recipes.

Bringing Home the Bacon, Or Maybe Pancetta

Bacon vs Pancetta? Hey’s all good, cured pork just makes so many things just taste better…

Arugula

What is Arugula? Substitutions and nutrition. Sometimes called “rocket”, this spicy little leaf is featured in arugula salad and our Top 10 Arugula Recipes.

An Ode to Olive Oil

Walnut Oil

A good quality walnut oil is topaz in color with a rich nutty taste. Tips for cooking with walnut oil including walnut oil recipes.

Avocado Oil

Cooking with avocado oil including some of our favorite avocado recipes. Nutrition and health benefits of avocado oil.

Shell shock! The Pistachio Nut

Pistachio nuts nutrition, calories. and health benefits. About red dye. Recipes including pistachio biscotti, pistachio-crusted chicken and pistachio salad.

Quince

What is quince fruit? Nutritional info. How to make quince paste (membrillo), a thick jam made from the fruit of the quince tree. Top 10 quince recipes
Crème Fraîche.

Quinoa

Quinoa has been growing in popularity since being rediscovered in the 1980′s. It is a very nutrient rich food with an impressive checklist for the health conscious shopper.

 

two eggplantEggplant

Wonderfully versatile, eggplant becomes as redolent and tasty as the spices cooked with it. Our primer includes: varieties of eggplant and suggestions for choosing, preparing and how to freeze eggplant, how to remove the bitterness from eggplant and our Top 10 Eggplant Recipes! And for you tabloid junkies, this just in…Eggplant Sex Scandal — the ongoing controversy about whether male eggplants are less bitter than female eggplants and whether eggplants actually have sex at all…

Pumpkin Seeds –Pepitas

pepitas - pumpkin seeds

 Roasted as a snack or used in traditional Mexican cuisine, the pumpkin seed can be a star or add character in a supporting role. Learn how to roast pumpkin seeds or what to do with pumpkin seed oil. See our Top 10 Recipes Using Pumpkin Seeds!
 

Guide to Vinegars

What is vinegar? How its made and culinary uses of vinegar. Types, including rice, malt, apple cider vinegar, balsamic, sherry, red and white wine vinegar.
 

Cream – Types of Cream and their uses

Clotted dream or double? Single or sour? Whipped cream, crème fraîche, half-and half or long life? We’ll help you select the right cream for your needs.

Dulce de Leche

How to make dulce de leche with sweetened condensed milk including variations with rum and coconut. Top 10 dulce de leche recipes.

Cooking with Chestnuts

How to roast chestnuts. Cooking with chestnuts- varieties, selection and preparation. Marron glace (candied chestnuts) and our top 10 chestnut recipes.

Crème Fraîche

What is crème fraîche? Recipe for how to make crème fraîche. Substitute for crème fraîche.