New foods and cooking techniques are coming into vogue all the time, and it can be intimidating when unfamiliar language appears on menus and in recipes. If you have been wondering about the meaning and use of frisée, read on and learn what it is, and how it is grown and prepared to showcase its best characteristics.
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.
Have you gobbled up southern shrimp and grits a million times over and indulged in many-a-sauce-smothered polenta dish at your favorite Italian bistro? If so, you’ve probably found yourself wondering: are grits and polenta the same thing? Read more now to learn the real differences between the two comparable grains.
A good source of plant-based protein, lentils make for a healthy alternative to soy. In addition to being rich in nutrients, lentils are also budget-friendly. From nutritional benefits to tips for cooking and storing, read more now to find out all you need to know to start adding these legumes to your diet today.
Do you always make a huge mess when prepping pomegranate? Leave behind all those red stains, and learn how to cleanly remove the seeds in just a few easy steps. We’ll also teach you how to select the best pomegranates when shopping, and how to properly store them. Read more now to get the step-by-step tutorial.
You know it’s spring when rhubarb shows up on shelf and table – and the talk (maybe even the aroma!) of pie is in the air. Wondering what else to do with this unique seasonal veggie – also considered a fruit – besides packing it in pies with some strawberries? Check out our suggestions, hints, and even health tips, along with suggestions for choosing, storing and preserving the stalks to keep them at their freshest this spring and beyond.
How is maple syrup made, that beautiful, amber-hued sweetener? A lot happens well before grabbing that bottle and pouring a cascade of sweet goodness on your pancakes. With the know-how of one expert in the field, we tap into the making of maple syrup, and the different kinds available. Read more on Foodal.