The plants of the genus Allium are some of the most prevalent and recognisable in cooking. Have you chopped an onion lately? Pressed some garlic? Sliced a leek? Then you have been availing yourself of one of Mother Nature’s … Continue reading
Separating the wheat from the chaff. Little baker’s pun, there.
Pepper spraying an entire apartment full of dinner guests is a dramatic way to demonstrate the powerful effect of capsaicin on the tear glands and respiratory tract. Capsaicin is of course the mischievous chemical responsible for watery eyes, hiccups, and … Continue reading