All in Good Taste
Spices and sauces can be key in reinventing new flavors with the same old ingredients, especially when trying to minimize the trips to the store for fresh foods or when buying in bulk. We consulted three experts, Jill Nussinow, chef/educator at The Veggie Queen; Christian Irabien, executive chef of ¡Muchas Gracias!; and Thomas Kelly owner of Mexicue to get their take on what the most useful flavor boosters were most valuable to keep handy, along with suggestions on how to use them. All of the ingredients are available to order from national retailers, and most of them are naturally shelf stable. Add a few of these to your repertoire and enjoy the variety of flavors they bring to your staple meals and ingredients.
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