Badiane is the fruit of badianier (“star anise tree”), Illicium verum, tropical tree of the family Illiciaceae.Little History : Originally from Southeast Asia, the badianier is present in China, Cambodia, Vietnam,Japan and the Philippines. Close to the Magnolia, the badianier is a beautiful tree – or shrub – evergreen which can reach 4-18 feet in height depending on the climate (rather More >
From a mixture of red algae (see photo, a gracilaria algae), its gel strength is seven to eight times more than that of animal gelatin and its calorific value is almost zero. the algae once purified, stripped of all its minerals can be used as agar agar powder in various More >
When we think of Mediterranean cuisine, the first three products that come to mind are the basil, tomatoes and olives. We will present next week the tomato, for now we look on the basil.
A Little History :
There are over 4000 years, the basil has gone to India to spread in More >
Recently we brought back vanilla from the Caribbean. A good thing to do if you have a few vanilla beans is to turn your sugar in home-made vanilla sugar ! And I gonna tell you how right now.
- 300g sugar – 3 vanilla beans
Fill a container of half the sugar. More >
Mostly white but also yellow, green or variegated. It has the shape of a corrugated beret. Its taste resembles that of cooked artichokes. Little History : The squash plants are native to Central America. The Indians ate the squash with corn and beans for a very long time. After discovering the New World, More >
The eggplant is a fruit of the nightshade family, as well as tomato and potato. It’s consumed before full maturity, because in point, his bronzed skin contains a bitter flesh.
Originally from India where we can still find all varieties of colors, in the 15th century it came More >
The leek which is a member of the onion family comes from central Asia and have been eaten since the dawn of time. The leek was likely cultivated in Egypt where it had been known in earliest Biblical times. It was also planted by the Indians More >