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Uses for Amchoor powder

I bought some Amchoor powder (mango powder) online after seeing it in a recipe here but I lost the link and can't remember what the recipe was now. I saw someone more recently say it's bitter and that it's not that commonly used. I expected it to be sweet and

Nigella seeds: Am I on a snipe hunt for spices?

I have several recipes that call for nigella seeds. I also have several well-stocked Indian grocery stores near me. This week, I've been to three of them and haven't been able to find nigella seeds. In two of the stores, I got the whole staff involved in the hunt. I had

Which spices do I need to toss and replace?

I've been growing my dabba for 15 years, now I have two baskets of bags of bulk spices that I use regularly but not heavily. Special items like mace, saffron, blk cardamom etc are expensive but maybe they also fade and need replacing. Then there are

Italian Stewed Lentils

Hi all! I visited Rome in 2015 and ate at this little hole-in-the-wall restaurant which seemed very authentic with it's classic older Italian lady running both back and front of house wielding a rolling pin! Anyways, a group of us ate there and had a 5 or 6 course meal.

What to eat in Cuba? Best Cuban dishes list

Cuban sandwich

 1. Cuban Tamales A tamale is a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa or dough (starchy, and usually corn-based), which is steamed in a corn husk or banana leaf. The wrapping is discarded before eating. Tamales can be filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chilies or any preparation according to taste, and

What to eat in Romania? Best from Romanian Cuisine


1. Sarmale – Cabbage Rolls Sarmale are Romanian stuffed cabbage rolls traditionally served on Christmas and New Year's Eve but also served throughout the year at weddings, baptism parties, and other large celebrations. Ground pork is mixed with sauteed caramelized onions and rice stuffed in a cabbage leaf, pickled sauerkraut leaf or grape leaf. For

What to eat in Sardinia?


1. Charcuterie As well as standard Italian cured pork charcuterie like pancetta, prosciutto and lonza, salsiccia sarda (Sardinian sausage) is a cross between salami and sausage. It’s usually a combination of lean and fat pork seasoned with fennel, anise and pepper and stuffed into intestines that have been dipped in wine or vinegar. The ends are tied