Chipotle peppers are commonly used in Mexican dishes. These chilies have a distinctive smoky flavour, which can range from mild to spicy depending on how many you use. If you’ve ever eaten s … Learn More
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Trying new recipes often means cooking with an unfamiliar ingredient or two. I’m slowly building this section to help you learn more about ingredients that you might not be familiar with. If there’s something you’d like to see here, let me know!
Miso paste is a thick mixture made from fermented cooked soybeans. It is an important ingredient in Japanese cuisine, used in sauces, marinades, soups and more. I always keep a container of miso … Learn More
Pomelo is a giant citrus fruit that is native to Southeast Asia. The flavour of a pomelo can range from sweet to tart, depending on the variety that you get. The variety that I usually find here … Learn More
Taro root (also called Dasheen) is a starchy vegetable (like a potato) that is native to tropical areas. It is often used in Caribbean, Polynesian and African cuisine. I'm Trinidadian, so I've … Learn More
Umeboshi are pickled ume fruits, which are used as an accompaniment to rice in Japanese cuisine. They have a sweet and sour flavour, and can be intensely salty. I don't often cook with umeboshi, … Learn More