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The ultimate in fusion cooking, Peruvian cooking is a combination of Incan staples and influences from Spanish, Chinese, Italian, French, African and Japanese cuisines! While the main ingredients are maize (or Indian corn) and potatoes, you'll also find an abundance of other foods, depending on the specific locale. Three main geographical areas define the varieties of Peruvian cooking: the coast (with a focus on fish and seafood), the Andean highlands (meat and potatoes, corn, rice, noodles and breads), and the jungle (fruits, plants, yuccas, rice with fish and meat).
Enhance your Diet with Chia Seeds
Creative cooks looking for healthy solutions are discovering all kinds of ways to use chia seeds. Their subtle nutty flavor works well in sweet or savory dishes, and, unlike flax seeds, chia seeds don't need to be ground before eaten.
The Perfect Pizza
Is pizza your favorite food? You're not alone. Americans eat 100 acres of pizza daily! (The favorite topping is pepperoni, and the least favorite is anchovies.
Cooking with Chili Peppers
There are thousands of varieties of chilies, and this diversity, combined with their level of ripeness and whether they are used fresh, dried or even smoked, results in a vast array of flavors. Learn about the flavors of four varieties of dried or fresh chili peppers to take your experience beyond a simple incendiary sensation to enjoyment of a complex seasoning.
Cooking with saffron
Cooking with saffron is like performing a culinary coronation. The rarest and most regal spice in the world, it turns everything it touches golden, literally.
Herbal vinegars are easy to make and versatile. Use them in the kitchen in everything from dressings to desserts, as well as outside the kitchen for toiletries and cleaning.
How to Boost Your Smoothie with Ingredients from the Bulk Aisle
Get on the path to wellness by boosting your smoothies with nutritional ingredients from the bulk aisle. We're thrilled to have partnered with Tess Masters, The Blender Girl, on the development of these four recipes to get you started.
Turmeric: Not Just A Pretty Color
Turmeric, sometimes called Indian saffron, is most widely known as the spice that gives curry powder its distinctive color. The gingery/peppery, deep yellow spice is a cooking staple throughout Asia.
How To Make Curry
Curry is much more than a single bottled spice blend. Explore how to make curry, what it is and where it comes from in this basic guide.
Soups are nourishing, economical, and easy to make. And — whether you're using fresh produce or this week's leftovers — spices can make any soup sensational, too! Ask someone about his or her favorite food when the temperatures drop and the flurries threaten to fly, and chances are good that a lot of them are going to say soup.