Yucca next to potatoes...Asian dumplings in the frozen-food case...wasabi-ginger dressing shelved next to ranch dressing. How consumer demand and demographic shifts are changing the way we shop for groceries.
Most people have an opinion about okra, even if they haven't tasted it. Ask someone to describe okra and you'll likely hear the words "slimy" or "sticky." While it's a commonly used vegetable in the South, okra is often a love-it-or-hate-it food.
Healthy, versatile mushrooms are an excellent addition to your plate. Mushrooms impart a fifth taste sense called umami, which is savory. Hearty meat-like mushrooms are an economical and nutritious way to enhance any meal.
A teaspoon here, a dash there… For people who regularly take medications, could drugs interact with the spices and herbs used in recipes? To paraphrase the 16th-century physician Paracelsus, it may be a case of "the dose makes the poison."
Over the past few months, I’ve become progressively more obsessed with caramelized onions. They are now, officially, my favorite “condiment.” The only drawback to this new favorite of mine is that you need a ton of onions to make just a little bit of caramelized onions.