Editor’s Note:  Sometimes a single ingredient inspires a recipe or culinary preparation.  However, without some basic knowledge about flavor, use and storage, it can often be intimidating to walk the isles of your local market without a specific recipe in hand.

In an effort to better understand many of the ingredients, both common and uncommon, you will see here at, I’ll post some summary information and provide links to the recipes on this site that utilize those ingredients.  As new recipes are added, related post links will be updated.  Or, perhaps, you are feeling inspired and want to create your own recipe with a specific ingredient?  Use the ‘Pairs Well With’ information for some of my favorite flavor cues while raiding your home pantry…

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