The vanilla bean is the seed pod of the orchid and the flavor comes from it's many tiny seeds inside the pod. Read our culinary guide to vanilla terminology and products. From extracts, to flavors, Mexican imports and more.
Basil, the herb that is an essential ingredient in many ethnic cuisines including Thai, Mediterranean, and Indian. The article discusses history, uses, nutrition and includes recipes
Avocado leaves (hojas de aguacate) are harvested from the native Mexican avocado Peresea drymifolia. The leaves are used both fresh as well as dried and impart a slightly anisey flavor. Learn about using avocado leaves in your Mexican recipes.Learn about using avocado leaves (hojas de aguacate) in your Mexican recipes.
Cilantro is the leaves of the Coriander plant and also known as Chinese Parsley. The article discusses history, uses, nutrition and includes recipes
Learn about Shichimi Togarashi, Japanese 7 spice. Includes recipe, uses and where to buy