Flavour Profiles

Jackfruit

Jackfruit

Flavour Profiles, Fruits
THE RECORD BREAKING FRUIT With its origins in tropical south and southeast Asia the jackfruit has become popular in many countries around the world. Present day it is found ... Read more
Carambola

Carambola

Flavour Profiles, Fruits
Commonly known as the starfruit, the carambola is a tropical to semitropical fruit that provides flair to any dish. Known more for its spectacular appearance, it still has an ... Read more
Annatto Seed

Annatto Seed

Flavour Profiles, Spices
Many people do not realise that annatto is present in many of the every day foods they consume. More often than not its used to add a distinctive orange/yellow ... Read more
Paracress (Jambu)

Paracress (Jambu)

Flavour Profiles, Herbs
ELECTRIC AND NUMBING – THE AMAZONIAN JAMBU Paracress, electric daisy or the jambu is really the latin cousin to Sichuan pepper. Unlike its more famous Asian flavour partner, paracress ... Read more
Okra

Okra

Flavour Profiles, Vegetables
The pomelo (citrus maxima) is the largest member of the citrus group. Its native to south and southeast Asia. In some english speaking countries its also known as the ... Read more
Pomelo

Pomelo

Flavour Profiles, Fruits
The pomelo (citrus maxima) is the largest member of the citrus group. Its native to south and southeast Asia. In some english speaking countries its also known as the ... Read more
Monstera Fruit

Monstera Fruit

Flavour Profiles, Fruits
MONSTERA DELICIOSA – POISONOUS BUT DELICIOUS The monstera fruit can be confusing. Let’s start with the number of names its been given around the world. The fruit salad plant, ceriman, Swiss ... Read more
Tamarillo

Tamarillo

Flavour Profiles, Fruits
The flavour profile of the Tamarillo pulp is actually quite unique. It blends the flavours of passionfruit, kiwi, tomato and cucumber. It can be described as tangy and complex. ... Read more
Goose Barnacle

Goose Barnacle

Flavour Profiles, Seafood

For gastronomy lovers, percebes are on the top of many lists. Hard to harvest, limited cultivation and really delicious. Learn why it is loved so much.

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Black Sapote

Black Sapote

Flavour Profiles, Fruits

The Black Sapote (Diospyros nigra) is probably one of the most talked about fruits these days. Despite this it still is a relatively under appreciated tropical fruit.

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Oyster

Oyster

Flavour Profiles, Seafood
LUXURY OR STABLE? THE POLEMIC OYSTER Oysters are considered at the height of gastronomic sophistication. Nothing symbolises luxury more than a platter of oysters and caviar followed by champagne. ... Read more
Lemon

Lemon

Flavour Profiles, Fruits

When we think of a lemon the sourness immediately comes into our heads. It is what makes most of us absolutely love this common fruit.

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Kaffir Lime Leaf

Kaffir Lime Leaf

Flavour Profiles, Herbs
Known as the kaffir lime in western markets it really should be called makrut if you want to be politically correct. The word kaffir has negative connotations in some ... Read more
Spanish Lime or Genip

Spanish Lime or Genip

Flavour Profiles, Fruits
Spanish lime (Melicoccus bijugatus) belongs to the soapberry family sapindaceae and despite the name it is not connected at all to a lime (rutaceae citrus family). It actually got ... Read more
Cashew Fruit

Cashew Fruit

Flavour Profiles, Fruits
The Cashew fruit (Anacardium occidentale) is probably one of the most bizarre edible products found in nature. In countries outside its cultivation zone living most of their lives not ... Read more
Ginger root

Ginger root

Flavour Profiles, Vegetables
Ginger is a flowering plant in the family Zingiberaceae with a rhizome that consistently appears almost all cuisines globally. Almost always we only get to see the swollen base ... Read more
Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

Flavour Profiles, Vegetables
Sweet potato has become known as the supposedly healthy option to potato. It’s popularity has grown and grown to the point that in most healthy food shops something ‘sweet ... Read more
Dragon Fruit (Pitahaya)

Dragon Fruit (Pitahaya)

Flavour Profiles, Fruits

The Pitahaya (Hylocereus genus) is also known as the Dragon fruit due to its extravagant appearance and vibrant colour. Its a vine-like epiphytic cactus that produces edible fruit.

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Gac fruit

Gac fruit

Flavour Profiles, Fruits
Is this the next big thing? The Gac is a Southeast Asian fruit found in a wide stretch of Asia from Southern China into northern Australia. It is a ... Read more
Abalone

Abalone

Flavour Profiles, Seafood
Right up there with lobster and oysters for gastronomic importance, abalone meat is highly desired around the world and limited in supply. The flesh of abalones is widely considered ... Read more
Jicama Root

Jicama Root

Flavour Profiles, Vegetables
JICAMA – THE TUBER MADE FOR SALADS At first glance you would probably think the Jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus) pronounced is a turnip but in fact they are not ... Read more
Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Flavour Profiles, Herbs

Lemongrass is a citric flavoured herb native to warm, temperate and tropical regions. It is used largely in Thai and South East Asian cooking.

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Cupuaçu

Cupuaçu

Flavour Profiles, Fruits
Pronounced ‘coopwa-soo’, this member of the Cacao family is often considered to be the emblematic fruit of the Amazon and a national fruit of Brazil. It is a tropical ... Read more