Understanding the Difference in Grades of Vanilla Beans
Grade A vanilla beans and Grade B vanilla beans have key differences. These differences make each of the two grades of vanilla beans optimal for different uses. Which grade of vanilla bean should you use in your recipe? This article will prepare you to choose the perfect vanilla bean for your next culinary venture.
Everything You Need To Know About Edible Silver Foil
Edible Silver Foil, or Vark, is a culinary embellishment used to adorn both sweet and savory dishes. In the past, it was primarily used in South-Asian cuisine but has recently garnered attention in fusion foods globally. If you are an edible silver foil novice, though, there may be some serious hesitation—questions that need to be answered before taking a metallic leap of faith in your gastronomic escapades. I’ll do my best to answer those questions here!
Mango and Vanilla Bean Pâte de Fruit
Cooking with vanilla beans is fun and easy to do. The versatility of the vanilla bean lends itself well to many flavors and all seasons. In this featured recipe we use vanilla from Tahiti paired with the classic sweet summer fruit of mango and yuzu to create a recipe that is sure to both please and challenge your cooking capabilities.
How to Use Dried Morel Mushrooms (& morel encrusted leg of lamb)
Dried morels can be found year-round and, once reconstituted, exhibit the same textural and flavor profiles of those that have been recently foraged but first you need to learn how to use them in your recipes. Discover the benefits of using them over the fresh version and get tips and tricks for substituting dried morels in recipes. Oh yeah, and try out this recipe for an incredible leg of lamb with a fragrant morel crust!
Saffron Price: Why It's The Most Expensive Spice
Saffron is found in dishes from around the world but the price tag serves as a deterrent for many at-home cooks. In this article, we look at why saffron's price is so high and how it can be used to cook budget-friendly dishes.
Cinnamon Maple Saffron Tea
Saffron can be purposed for so much more than rice dishes. Saffron tea is incredibly smooth with a rich aroma, beautifully distinct flavor, and vibrant color that is almost as uplifting to look at as it is when consumed. In this simple recipe, saffron is combined with Ceylon cinnamon, pure maple syrup, and lemon juice.