Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ingredients I can't get enough of

So last week I shared with you my three favorite food groups - bread, cheese and veggies.

Well today I thought I'd share some of my favorite ingredients. These are things, when I read them in a description for a recipe or menu item, immediately pique my interest. They're not usually featured solo - their job is to enhance the flavor of other items.


What can I say - I'm a leek freak. Similar to an onion but with its own unique flavor.


Earthy and delicious in so many things. Like a baby leek.


Mmmm. Fresh and bright. Can look an awful lot like Italian Parsley so make sure to smell before you buy!

Nice and briny.


No description needed. I'm Italian.


I love using it in cooking as much as I love drinking it.

Soy sauce.

Sweet and salty. Gives food such depth.


Either a few drops of the juice or a few zests of its peel... citrus does amazing things for cooking!

So there you have it - some of my favorite ingredients. I'm sure there are others that are escaping me at the minute... but those are a good start. Someone find me a recipe with all these things in them, we might become BFF.

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