Brimming with fruity notes and complemented by an undeniably citrusy character, Szechuan peppercorns may be small, but they bring big flavor to the table. Though these pods aren’t necessarily peppery, they pack a prickly punch. Read more now for all the facts behind these magically mouth-numbing pink berries.
When you’re looking to spice things up in a new way, homemade ras el hanout offers a memorable blend of flavors that adds depth to any meal. A warm, savory combo of fragrant cinnamon, smoky cumin, spicy ginger, and more, this authentic Moroccan medley of seasonings is wonderfully aromatic. Get the recipe now.
Want to take your favorite fresh herbs and create something with truly spectacular flavor? Make easy herb-infused olive oil at home. You can use it in salad dressings, pasta dishes, artisan breads, and so much more. It takes less time than you think, and you’ll have so much fun trying different combinations. Read more.
For sweet desserts or savory entrees, herbs and spices are crucial components to full-flavored dishes for the flavor nuances they provide – aroma, complexity, depth, warm spiciness, and cooling herbal notes. Our complete guide provides all the info you need to successfully use these culinary essentials.
With the arrival of the colder seasons, the warming combination of pumpkin spice (cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg) is a welcome addition to meals and drinks alike. It’s great in baked goods like pies, muffins, pancakes and breads. And yes, it actually makes pumpkin taste better too! Read more about each spice, and learn how to make this easy mixture at home, on Foodal now!
Cinnamon adds its distinct flavor and fragrance to a wide array of foods. Sweetly spicy, it’s a natural with beverages, fruit, grains, nuts, proteins, and vegetables – a truly versatile ingredient. And did you know one variety is better for desserts? Find out now how to choose the best for sweet or savory dishes.
Bay leaves are used in several global cuisines because of their subtle, herbal flavor and their delicate, lightly floral fragrance. A must for slow cooking stews, soups, and braises, they’re also a natural in quicker dishes like fish, poultry, pasta, and risotto. Join us now for all the details on how to choose and use this tasty herb!
One of the staples in every spice rack, cloves add bright, warm flavors to numerous dishes. At home in sweet and savory recipes, their distinctive flavor adds a zip of spicy warmth in everything from baked goods to pickles to roast pork – and they’re an antioxidant superstar! Join us on Foodal for all the information you need on how to use this enticing spice more often!
Do you think wasabi is just that green blob you’re too afraid to eat on your sushi plate? Think again! Wasabi is an extraordinary rare plant that provides a vibrant flavor and spicy punch. Learn exactly what it is, how to buy it, how to prep and store it at home, and how to cook with it in your own kitchen. Read more about this tasty rhizome on Foodal now!