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!
You love it as a creamy condiment spread on your favorite roast beef sandwich, but what else do you really know about horseradish? Foodal has everything you need to know about this fiery root with the funny name! From its origins to how to best prep and store it, learn all the essentials about horseradish. Read more now on Foodal!
Do you know if horseradish and Japanese wasabi are the same thing… or not? Things aren’t always what they seem! Get to know all the similarities and differences between these two tangy relatives. What you learn might actually surprise you! Read more about your favorite spicy ingredients now on Foodal.