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  • fleur de sel
    fleur de sel

    Fleur de sel is a delicate white salt from the northern Atlantic coast of France, harvested by skimming the top of the evaporating sea water in salt marshes.

  • fregola

    Fregola is a type of pasta that's made by rubbing semolina and water into tiny pearls and then toasting them.

  • mozzarella

    This mild-tasting Italian cheese is made from either cow's or (in Italy) water buffalo's milk.

  • frisée

    Frisée is essentially baby curly endive. Its tender leaves are finer and its flavor is milder than its more mature cousin.

  • frozen peas

    If you can’t find good fresh peas or you crave peas when the season’s over, frozen peas are a terrific alternative.

  • frozen phyllo dough

    Phyllo, or filo, is a tissue-thin dough used widely in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking.

  • frozen puff pastry

    Puff pastry is a rich, multilayered dough. This traditional French pastry is known as a "laminated" dough because it alternates layers of fat (usually butter) with dough. It's used to make a variety of classic French pastries like croissants, napoleons, and palmiers.

  • fusilli pasta

    A spiral-shaped pasta that ranges in length from about 2 to 12 inches long.

  • Gaeta olives

    Medium Italian olives cured in either salt or brine. Brine-cured gaetas (shown in the photo) have a tangy yet mild flavor.

  • galangal

    This cousin of ginger is prized for its extraordinary flavor.

  • garam masala

    Garam masala, which means hot spice in Hindi, is an Indian spice blend usually used for finishing dishes throughout northern India.

  • garlic

    Countless recipes begin with the step of sautéing a little garlic because the cloves of this edible bulb (a member of the lily family) are so very flavorful.

  • gemelli pasta

    Gemelli, which menas "twins" in Italian, is a short, corkscrew-shaped pasta made up of two thick strands twisted together.

  • ginger

    Though often referred to as a root, ginger is actually a rhizome of a tropical plant.

  • goat cheese

    Though the term is a catchall for any cheese made from goat's milk, for most Americans, it calls to mind soft, white, logs of fresh cheese with a mild but tangy flavor.

  • habanero chiles

    An extremely hot chile with a fruity flavor. Habaneros are usually orange, although you may also find red, yellow and green varieties. They're a common ingredient in Caribbean cuisine.

  • ice cream

    Ice cream is a frozen dessert made from dairy products, usually cream and milk. It also contains a sweetening agent like sugar, honey, or corn syrup, and sometimes solid ingredients like fruit, candy, nuts and other mix-ins. Some ice creams have an egg custard as part of their base.

  • granulated sugar

    Few pantries don't contain a bag, bin, or box of granulated sugar. Whether made from sugar beets or sugar cane, white sugar is 99.9% pure sucrose that's refined and processed into small crystals.

  • grape tomatoes

    A bite-size tomato, this one is sweet and shaped like an elongated sphere (just like a grape). It's usually red or yellow and less than an inch in diameter. Use like cherry and pear tomatoes.

  • grapefruit

    Grapefruit, a large citrus fruit, is a sweet-tart delight that goes beyond breakfast, can be used in deliciously unexpected ways. Try adding segments to a green salad (it's also delicious with sliced...

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