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
Spanish lime (Melicoccus bijugatus) belongs to the soapberry family sapindaceae and despite the name it is not connected at all to a lime
The Cashew fruit (Anacardium occidentale) is probably one of the most bizarre edible products found in nature. In countries outside its
Ginger is a flowering plant in the family Zingiberaceae with a rhizome that consistently appears almost all cuisines globally. Almost always we
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
The Pitahaya (Hylocereus genus) is also known as the Dragon fruit due to its extravagant appearance and vibrant colour. Its a vine-like epiphytic
Bubble tea is a Taiwanese drink becoming increasing popular around the world. Milk, tea and tapioca pearls.
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
Right up there with lobster and oysters for gastronomic importance, abalone meat is highly desired around the world and limited in supply. The
Often we have absolutely no idea how the ingredients we consume so casually come from. Here are numerous examples to explore. PISTACHIO
JICAMA – THE TUBER MADE FOR SALADS At first glance you would probably think the Jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus) pronounced [HEE-kah-mah] is a
Buenos Aires is a city full of food and drink options. We have selected some great places to try authentic Argentine specialities. Have a read of
Whether spices should be toasted or not is really a hot debate amongst chefs. We look into the reasons on both sides.
Britain or the United Kingdom comprises England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Despite its bad reputation, British food does have its
When you go to the market looking for bell peppers you are usually influenced by two factors. Whether you want a sweeter pepper or save some money.
Where berber, arabic, french and spanish influences blend, Moroccan cuisine is really something special. If you thought it was just couscous and
The word croissant instantly makes us think of France but the reality is that it is not originally french. Find out where it is from here.
The combination of coffee with tea is something pretty unusual to most of us and almost criminal in other cultures. Fortunately some taboos do
Norman Musa's book Amazing Malaysian: Recipes for vibrant Malaysian Home-Cooking has over 100 recipes to try and will be released this month.
A Kashmiri speciality cooked in oil at intense heat. It consists of braised lamb chunks cooked with a gravy based on browned onions or shallots,
Sweet potato and yam are both tuberous root vegetables that grow as a flowering plant but they are NOT related. Find out why there is a
Pokē is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine. Pokē actually means to slice or cut in Hawaiian. Traditionally oily fish are
Throughout markets across the world you find fruits and vegetables that are unusual, strange, exotic and bizarre. To the local they are normal