Indian food is my absolute favorite for entertaining people for the first time. When you’re hosting dinner, there’s always some pressure to deliver something that’s simultaneously exotic, fancy, and accessible.
For a long time, I didn’t think paprika had a taste. I use it in my cooking, of course, but when I add paprika, it’s always alongside cumin and other flavorful spices. It took me a long time to figure out how to let the flavor of paprika really shine through.
If you hang out in your family’s kitchen on Thanksgiving, you’re probably familiar with poultry gizzards. These strange organs are part of the stomach of a bird and they’re used to help literally grind up the tough plant matter that the chicken (or turkey) eats.
Kamikoto is a Chinese-based manufacturer of high-end Japanese-style knives. These knives retail for some pretty high prices, even when compared to brands like Yoshihiro that hand-make their blades using high-quality steel.