Cereal crops are grass species that we cultivate for grain, with wheat and rice being two particularly common examples. Cereals have long been important sources of nutrients and are staple crops in many parts of the world. These days, there’s an increasing movement towards pseudocereals, which are also called pseudograins. So, in this post, we’re […]
For most of us in the Western world, a trip to the fruit section of the grocery store is pretty mundane. Bananas…apples…maybe a mango if we’re lucky. Even some trendy farmer’s markets are pretty limited to whatever is local. But there is an absolutely massive number of exotic fruits out there than you may have never seen before! […]
I don’t know what it is about me that I love to list things. After the massive list of 66 exotic fruits from around the world, I had to take on the next thing and list as many weird/cool vegetables I could find. Many of these I’ve actually seen and tried in my travels through […]
We live in a time and a place where we have more access to food and spices than ever before. Online stores, specialty stores and even grocery stores all offer the chance to try spices that we simply aren’t familiar with. This is a fantastic opportunity, but at the same time, global trade has heavily […]
Cooking is all about combining flavors. One of the fun things about cooking is that you often end up with combinations of ingredients and flavors that don’t seem to go together – or at least, they don’t seem like they should go together. Often, this will lead to recipes that sound really strange on paper and taste amazing when you actually try them. Fruit and meat is one example of this.
Fruits and vegetables tend to come in familiar colors, like orange carrots and red tomatoes, but those colors aren’t your only choice. There are many weird colored fruits, vegetables and spices out there too. Don’t worry, we’re not talking about genetically modified food. We’re simply talking about different varieties or cultivars of foods that you […]
Steak is one of the most popular ways to enjoy beef. It’s a classic dish that’s famous all over the world, and with different cuts and methods of cooking, steak lovers can enjoy a variety of flavors every time they dine at their favorite steakhouse. Personally, I love steak. Even chewy, tough steak. My wife, […]
Alcohol and food are always a great combination, especially as alcohol will often make you want food anyway. But, with this list, we’re looking at alcohol and food from a very different direction. Specifically, we’re focusing on alcohol cocktails that have been inspired by food in some way.
We use plants in so many different ways. For our gardens, for our food and for our medications. Most of the time though, we use the flowers as decoration only – like a bunch of roses for Valentine’s Day. They’re good for so much more than that though, especially in terms of food. There are […]
If you’ve never eaten a bug before, you probably think it sounds pretty gross. As someone that’s eaten bugs several times (on purpose), I can tell you honestly that it most definitely is not a pleasant experience. In general, they are just deep fried in a lot of oil. There are a lot of unfamiliar […]