cooking with cardamon

Cooking With Cardamom: The Dos And Don’ts

Cardamom is a spice that belongs to the same family as ginger. It is highly aromatic when fresh and extremely versatile. It shows up in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine, as well as in Scandinavian and North American desserts. It can be made into a tea or even chewed as …

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cooking with sumac

Cooking With Sumac: The Dos And Don’ts

Sumac is associated mainly with Middle Eastern cooking, though there is a North American variant of the spice. Its primary function is to add a tart note to foods. The flavor of sumac is like lemon and other citrus fruits, though some also liken its flavor to that of fresh …

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cooking with marjoram

Cooking With Marjoram: The Dos And Don’ts

Marjoram is a versatile member of the mint family that is similar to other well-known herbs; in particular, other mint relatives like thyme and oregano. One could say that it has certain distinctive characteristics of each. While marjoram can be used in a wide range of dishes, there are a …

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good seasonings for turkey burgers

What Are Good Seasonings For Turkey Burgers?

Ground turkey is not known for being flavorful. In fact, turkey burgers are likely to be noticeably bland and dry if you don’t season them properly. Why? Turkey burgers are low in fat. And since fat helps give food flavor, the lack of it can make them less than flavorful. …

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Eggplant Spices

What Are Some Of The Best Eggplant Spices?

Eggplant can certainly be flavorful if prepared correctly, but its flavor is most enjoyable when accompanied by the right seasonings. As with most savory vegetables, you will find that some seasonings and flavor-enhancing ingredients work better than others. Which? Here is a look at some of the best eggplant spices. …

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cooking with kosher salt

Cooking With Kosher Salt: The Dos And Don’ts

Kosher salt is more accurately called koshering salt since it is salt that is used for koshering, but it itself is not kosher. Koshering refers to the ceremonial process of drawing blood out of meat, which is a task for which this ingredient is well-suited. Kosher salt is a popular …

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cooking with ginger

Cooking With Ginger: The Dos And Don’ts

If you are a fan of Asian food, you have almost certainly had ginger in one form or another. You may also have had it in a variety of European beverages or desserts. It is renowned among cooks for its versatility as an ingredient; however, it is not the most …

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Cooking with mirin

Cooking With Mirin: The Dos And Don’ts

Mirin is a Japanese rice wine that is best known for its use as a cooking wine rather than one for drinking. Its sweetness is one of the characteristics that make it such a versatile addition to your pantry (particularly for Japanese cooking), but you will need to keep a …

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