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The Perfect Valentine’s Day Ingredient

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It’s not chocolate, or oysters or ribeye steaks – those are all great ingredients to be sure. But there is one ingredient that shines above all others for the most romantic day of the year.

Pepper.

Pink peppercorns to be specific.

Pepper is one of the world’s most precious and storied spices, used in cuisines all over the world. Black, white and green peppercorns are all from the same plant, the piper nigra, harvested at different stages of development, each possessing their own unique flavour profiles. But today, Valentine’s day, it’s time to think pink. Continue »



Asiago And Eggplant Are A Perfect Match

 

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Years ago I worked in a restaurant that baked with a lot of Asiago cheese. “Poor man’s parmesan” is what the chef called it. True, Asiago is less pricey than the King of Cheeses, Parmigiano-Reggiano, but don’t let this less than complimentary epithet discourage you, Asiago is a wonderful cheese that does indeed have a taste similar to parmesan, but has a personality all it’s own. Continue »