Tag: Herbs

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Lemon Grass, Aroma on a Stem

This plant, native to tropical Asia is cultivated for its aromatic stems and leaves. Its medicinal and cosmetic properties have been known since the civilizations of ancient Egypt, ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. An absolute must in Thai and Vietnamese cuisines, it lends a pleasant fragrance to soups, curry dishes and sauces, giving them […]

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Cilantro: aromatic leaves and seeds

24 October, 2009 No Comments

Cilantro is an herbaceous plant that looks a bit like parsley or chervil, but it has a completely different taste. Its leaves are used as an aromatic herb, while its dried seeds, commonly known as coriander, are used as a spice.

The Power of Ginger

3 October, 2009 2 Comments

Ginger is a perennial tropical plant that has been used for the last 5,000 years in traditional medicine as well as a main ingredient in several Asian cuisines. It’s the rhizome (underground stem) part of the ginger plant that we eat, either fresh or dried.

Neapolitan pizza’s essential component

12 September, 2009 No Comments

Indigenous to western Asia, oregano has been used for ages by people living in the Mediterranean Basin, most notably in Greece, where several species of the plant grow wild.

SOS Tips: How to Store Fresh Herbs

11 August, 2009 No Comments

Storing in the Fridge If you are not going to use fresh herbs immediately after buying them, you should put them in the fridge. Simply wrap them in a moist paper towel and put them in a plastic bag (like a Ziploc). They should keep for about a week.

Video: How to store your herbs

Cinzia Cuneo, founder of SOSCuisine.com did her third report on the popular French TV program Par-dessus le marché this summer. This appearance featured tips on how to properly store herbs. Watch the video (in French).

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