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off-the-beaten-path ingredients.. for a beginner.

collegekitchen | | Apr 5, 2010 05:15 PM

I'm starting an 'adventures in cooking' blog for one of my writing classes. Yeah, another food blog. But mine is focused on being a cheapo college student with a tiny kitchen.. and fostering a new exciting sense of adventure with my cooking.

I plan to hit the farmer's market once (maybe twice) a week to buy an ingredient I know nothing about, and cook with it, recording the results. Something I've never tried cooking with. I guess it's like my own Iron Chef. My knowledge of food is still pretty limited, so anything you can come up with to help me out would be more than appreciated (and suggested preparations would be great too). For example, so far, I'm planning on trying out quail eggs, morels, chocolate in a savory dish, calamari, lemongrass, jackfruit, skate wing, et. al., depending on what I can find at the market.

Any suggestions for some off-the-wall ingredients that aren't too terribly pricey?

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