This Yam is the New Jam

This Yam is the New Jam

Who knew a root crop could be a key dessert ingredient? Filipinos did. The Philippines is famous for its diverse and unique flavor combinations, especially when it comes to sweets. And one of the most-used flavors for desserts comes from a purple yam called ube...
Hold the Gluten

Hold the Gluten

As someone who was diagnosed with celiac disease as an infant, I’ve lived my entire life on the lookout for good gluten-free recipes. Millions of people around the world have celiac disease, a condition that prevents us from being able to digest the proteins that make...
Four Corners: Star Anise

Four Corners: Star Anise

Star anise, a unique spice with a unique eight-pointed star shape, comes from Vietnamese- and Chinese-native evergreen trees and has been used for cooking and medicinal purposes since 100 BC. Star anise has a spicy, somewhat bitter licorice flavor and is used to...