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    Rhubarb

    Rosy-red, sweet-tart rhubarb is a harbinger of spring, the first fruit to come into season. Actually, though it's usually treated as a fruit and used mainly in desserts, rhubarb is…

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    Pure Vanilla Extract

    Pure vanilla extract, made by macerating vanilla beans in an alcohol-water mixture, is an easy way to add vanilla flavor to baked goods, as it mixes easily into batters.

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    Cinnamon

    Warm, tingly, sweet cinnamon is a spice recognized by just about anyone who has enjoyed French toast, a snickerdoodle, or an aptly named cinnamon bun. But is the spice true…

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    Baking Soda

    Baking soda is a white, water-soluble powder also known as sodium bicarbonate or bicarbonate of soda.

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    Sour Cream

    Cream that has soured by the action of lactic-acid bacteria, sour cream is thick and has a slight tang.

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    Salmon

    With its bold, rich flavor and buttery texture, pink hued salmon is an easy fish to love. Farmed salmon has a rich, fatty texture, while wild salmon has a leaner…

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    Ginger

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

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    Sesame Seeds

    Sesame seeds are the seeds from an annual herb that grows in warm climates; sesame seeds come from China, Japan, the Middle East, Mexico, and Central America.

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    Coriander

    Round, tan, papery seeds of the cilantro plant, coriander has a warm, spicy-sweet scent and flavor that's slightly lemony, warm, and piny with a whiff of caraway.

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    Cumin

    Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family. Cumin seeds which resemble caraway seeds, are oblong, ridged, and yellow-brown in color. Cumin…

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    Fennel

    The general name "fennel" applies to two varieties of the plant: Florence fennel, or finocchio, and common fennel. Florence fennel has a bulbous base, long celery-like stalks, and delicate bright…

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    Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

    Dried and crushed red chile peppers, often hot with a pungent, smokey flavor.

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    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.

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    Basil

    A fragrant, tender herb, basil has a distinct flavor that includes hints of licorice, cloves, and mint.

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    Arugula

    A bold, peppery leafy green that's excellent both raw and cooked.

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    Mozzarella

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

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    Green Beans

    “Green bean” is a generic term used for the skinny, long green beans almost universally available canned, frozen, and fresh. But the world of beans is much wider (and more…

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    Cherry Tomatoes

    Red, orange, yellow, or green, these round bite-size tomatoes are about an inch or less in diameter.

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    Lemons

    A bright yellow citrus fruit, tart lemons brighten both sweet treats and savory dishes.

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    Black Peppercorns

    Black peppercorns come in many varieties with varying degrees of heat and flavor complexity.

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    Dutch-processed Cocoa Powder

    In the mid-nineteenth century, a Dutch chocolate manufacturer came up with a process by which he could better control and standardize the color and flavor of cocoa.

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    Semisweet Chocolate Chips

    Specially formulated morsels that retain their shape and creamy texture without burning, chips are ideal as mix-ins for cookies and quick breads. Though most are semi or bittersweet, there are…

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    Milk

    In the U.S. that milk is synonymous with cow's milk, though in other parts of the world goat, buffalo, or sheep's milk is more common.

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    Confectioners’ Sugar

    Confectioners' sugar is pulverized granulated sugar that's been milled with a bit of cornstarch (about 3% to 4%).

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    Jalapeño Chiles

    The classic Tex-Mex hot chile and one of the world's best-known.

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    Black Beans

    These small, glossy purplish-black beans are one of the hundreds of varieties of the common bean.

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    Canned Diced Tomatoes

    When fresh tomatoes are out of season, diced canned tomatoes make an excellent and convenient substitute in sauces, soups, side dishes, and even salsas.

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    Sea Salt

    Sea salt is salt that is harvested from the evaporation of sea water (as opposed to mined salt).

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    Chili Powder

    When you see a spice jar labeled simply "chili powder," it's actually a mix of ground chiles with several spices like oregano, garlic powder, and cumin.

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    Oregano

    Oregano is a warm, aromatic herb used widely in Italian, Greek, and Latin American cooking.

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    Cilantro

    There's a reason this tender herb is so widely used around the world in Asian, Latin American, and Indian cuisines—it has the magical effect of brightening other flavors, cutting through…

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