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Tamarind

Tamarind

March 24, 2021 2 min read

Originating in the tropical regions of Africa, the tamarind is type of tree known for its delicious fruits. These sweet, pulpy fruits come in variants that are used in many regions of the world. Due to its several uses in the culinary world, the tamarind is also cultivated throughout various tropical and subtropical zones. Between sour pickling, sweet sauces, mouthwatering chutney and even lollipops, the versatility of the tamarind cannot be understated.
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Rock Crystal Sugar

Rock Crystal Sugar

January 29, 2021 2 min read

Rock crystal sugar, sometimes known as rock or sugar candy, is a type of confectionery used in cuisine all over the world. Ancient in allure, this sugar was written about by Indian and Iranian writers of the 9th century. Sparkling, delicious, and versatile, rock crystal sugar is perfect for use in a wide variety of treats and dishes.

Throughout the world, people of all cultures enjoy the sweet addition of rock crystal sugar into their meals. 

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Golden Milk - The Drink that Warms Your Body, Heart and Soul

Golden Milk - The Drink that Warms Your Body, Heart and Soul

December 27, 2020 3 min read

Need a drink that warms you inside and out and helps to take away bit just your chills but your aches and pains as well? Here is our offering of our very own version of "Golden Milk". A drink that doesn't just taste good but also has amazing nutritional and health properties that almost make it a super drink.

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Around the World in Seven Spice Blends

Around the World in Seven Spice Blends

October 14, 2020 5 min read

As technology makes the world grow smaller, the advances in communication only help to further expand our knowledge of each other's cultures, helping to further enrich our knowledge of our human family. Along with the various languages, music, art, our cuisines also form the fabric of who we are. Every country has its own diverse array of aromas and tastes and even within a larger country...
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Chili Peppers

Chili Peppers

October 10, 2020 4 min read

CHILI PEPPERS:

When talking about food with bold flavors the cuisines of Africa, India, and Latin America really stand out. From their curries to their salsas, and harissa, if there is one ingredient that we can really point to that really put their food on the world map it is the humble chile pepper. 

 

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Chipotle Morita Chili Dried ripe Jalapeno

Chipotle Morita Chili Dried ripe Jalapeno

September 14, 2020 3 min read

CHIPOTLE MORITA CHILI:

A chipotle Morita chili is a dried ripe chili pepper used for seasoning. It is a chili which is used in Mexico and southwestern in many dishes. Morita chili names come from the word chipotle which means smoked chili. A chipotle Morita chili heat is similar to another chili-like, Tabasco Hungarian wax guajillo.

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Herbal "Tea" or Tisane

Herbal "Tea" or Tisane

September 07, 2020 4 min read

Tisanes:

Consumed for their therapeutic properties, as well as their relaxing and rejuvenating aromas, tisanes are infusions of aromatic herbs and plants. Served either hot or cold, they are a delicious alternative to caffeinated beverages. Most of the infusions that are known as "herbal teas" are not teas at all. 

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The World of Lentils

The World of Lentils

August 06, 2020 4 min read

Lentils are a part of the edible legume family. Legumes differ with other legumes like beans in that they are never consumed fresh but only after being dried after ripening. Lentils are one of the great “high yield but low cost” foods.  Lentils are a great source of healthy protein, also packing in high amounts of iron and zinc and are often used as vegans and vegetarians as one of their prime protein sources.

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Know All About Basmati Rice

Know All About Basmati Rice

July 18, 2020 2 min read

Rice is probably the most consumed staple food in the world and the most consumed grain after corn. In large parts of Asia and Africa, rice occupies a special place on the table and nowadays it can be found in any market in every corner of the world.

 

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Know All About Turmeric

Know All About Turmeric

June 29, 2020 4 min read

Turmeric is a flowering plant (curcuma longa) belonging to the ginger family, what we popularly consume as turmeric is actually the roots of this plant. It is a native of the tropical regions of South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Turmeric, the well-known deep orange-yellow spice, is then dried, and powdered form, of the roots although they can also be used fresh for a lot of applications. It has a warm, bitter, black pepper-like flavor and earthy, mustard-like aroma.

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Know All About Garam Masala

Know All About Garam Masala

June 24, 2020 5 min read

In contrast to much of Western Cuisine, the cuisine of much of South and Southeast Asia is characterized by their use of a huge number of spice and herb blends. As immigrants from various countries continue to settle in the US they bring with them their culinary traditions as well, and with the recent popularity of the international food scene on television as well as on Social Media we are seeing more people discovering the wondrous world of spices and spicy dishes. 

 

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Saffron- The king of spices

Saffron- The king of spices

September 12, 2019 2 min read

Saffron also known as “Zafran” is a spice extracted by picking and drying the stamen from the flower of Crocus sativus also known commonly as the saffron crocus. They are mainly used for seasoning and coloring the food. While the majority of the world’s saffron comes from Iran they are also found in many other regions of the world. By weight saffron costs more than gold, making it the most expensive spice in the world. 

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