Rosemary: A Culinary Companion Guide

Rosemary, a perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region, has long been celebrated for its versatility, unique flavor, look, and, of course, its aromatic scent. From enhancing the flavor of culinary creations to serving as a decorative plant, rosemary has carved its place in history and continues to captivate spice …

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Ssamjang substitute

What’s A Good Ssamjang Substitute?

Ssamjang means “wrap sauce” in Korean. It has the name because it is traditionally used on Korean wraps (called ssam) that are usually consumed as street food. You will need it if you plan to make ssam yourself or any of the other dishes that ssamjang can improve. If you …

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wasabi vs horseradish

Wasabi Vs. Horseradish—How Do They Compare?

Wasabi and horseradish are often recommended as substitutes for each other. And you may already know wasabi is sometimes referred to as Japanese horseradish. Does this mean that they are the same thing? No, it does not. In fact, they have some differences that you should understand before choosing one …

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Pickling salt substitute

What’s A Good Pickling Salt Substitute?

Pickling salt is used to provide flavor, but it serves an even more practical function in that it helps to kill bacteria that can make you sick. The latter function means that you have to take your substitutes seriously since pickling comes with the danger of botulism. Not every salt or salt-like …

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Winter savory substitute

What’s A Good Winter Savory Substitute?

Winter savory is a valuable herb for bean dishes and you can use it to season a variety of different meats, poultry in particular. Its main downside is that unless you plan to grow it yourself, you will probably have a hard time finding it. If you want some good …

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Cooking with moringa

Cooking With Moringa: The Dos And Don’ts

Moringa is one of the foods that really deserves the superfood label. Many consider it to be among the best resources for ending malnutrition and hunger around the world. You can eat all parts of the moringa plant, including its leaves and seed pods. The seeds are also edible. If …

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Cumin: Exploring Its History, Flavor, And Culinary Uses

Cumin, a spice that has woven its way through the annals of history, brings a distinctive flavor that has been cherished across many cultures. The Greeks and Romans utilized cumin not just for its flavor but as a part of their daily lives, hinting at its importance throughout history. Today, …

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Field mint

A Guide To Common Mint Types

In the vast world of herbs, mint holds a special place with its refreshing aroma, distinctive flavor, and impressive health benefits. But did you know there are over 600 varieties of mint, each with its unique characteristics? This guide takes you on a fascinating journey through just the start of the …

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