Saffron – The Most Expensive Spice

Lately I have been interested in flora which can produce a spice and one that got me very excited is saffron. Did you know that saffron is the yellow-orange stigma from the crocus flower, commonly known as the Rose of Saffron? Today saffron is cultivated all around the world, however the main producing countries for…

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Physalis – The Inca Berry

During our last event we used gooseberry as a garnish and through several conversations with our guests, I was asked the question; how else can it be used? I have always thought of physalis as a relative to gooseberry but during a little digging I found more interesting information about it. The fruit is small…

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National Coffee Day

We all love the ink coloured beverage that supposes to keep us vital. Yes, you are right it is one of the most popular beverages on the planet, Coffee. Apart from Starbucks and hipster coffee shops, what else do you know about coffee? The origin and history of coffee date back to 10th century and…

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Wasabi – The Japanese Horseradish

When I was growing up and started learning about different cuisines, I fell in love with sushi. Not only for the Eastern mystery of unknown culture and ceremony in its way but mainly for the chef’s respect to each ingredient used to make the little nibble full of incredible history and flavour. The gentle, unexpected,…

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Melon: The Berry Fruit

In my search for flavor combinations, I learned that melons and champagne work together very well. Melon is a sweet, fleshy edible fruit which belongs to a variety of plants. Botanically, a melon is a berry. We found that melons have several different cultivars that can be produced, one particular type being muskmelons. Melons originated…

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