Carrots have the unenviable status of being common; so they are often taken for granted.
Bacon is the main reason why I’ve never become a vegetarian.
Aubergine is often referred to as “eggplant” and is commonly used as a vegetable, but it’s actually as a fruit related to tomatoes and potatoes.
I’ve discovered over the years there are just as many people claiming to be allergic to prawns as those who can’t eat enough of them.
Although strawberries appear to be at their best and cheapest in summer, they are available all year round.
Pineapple is a cylindrical shaped tropical fruit with a thick, prickly, diamond-patterned skin crowned with green, spiky leaves and got its name from its resemblance to a pine cone.
Scallops are named after the fanned, fluted appearance of their shell.
Balsamic vinegar is very popular because of its rich, sweet characteristics, and it features prominently in many Italian recipes.
Leeks are a vegetable that belongs to the same family as onions.
My first taste of olives was on vacation, as a young teenager.
Eggs are one of the most inexpensive, versatile and nutritious food; with the greatest packaging nature has to offer.
For centuries, peanuts have played an important role in the cuisines of many cultures.
The festive decorations adorning our retail stores are a stark reminder that Christmas Day is just around the corner.
A well-known food identity once told me “pumpkin doesn’t belong in desserts”.
Limes must be the world’s hippest citrus fruit.
Besides your hands, knives are the most commonly used tools in the kitchen.
Personally, I don’t think blueberries are actually true blue.
I’m a pepper fanatic. By my estimate, it’s the king of all spices.
There aren’t many cheeses that are as heavenly, soft, rich and creamy as Camembert cheese … besides Brie, of course.
Passionfruit is an elongated oval or round fruit which originates from Central America. The two most common varieties are the yellow or purple kind, but the ‘Passion’ in the name is not referring to love.
Shimeji, Shitake, Oyster, Pink Salmon, Golden Oyster, White Coral, Wood Ear, Swiss Brown, Portobello, Field, Flat, Horn of Plenty, Straw, Cep, Chanterelle, Morel and Enoki. Some of these mushrooms are as hard to pronounce as they are to spell.
Chocolate is produced from the cacao bean, a large pod found on the cacao tree.
Mussels are one of my favourite shellfish.
I once heard a comedian joke that grapes always give you a second chance. If you bite into a bad apple, you are stuck with a bad apple. However, if you come across a bad grape, no problem, just move on to the next.