I'm on the mainland and don't have access to ti leaves. If I substitute banana leaves will they impart a significantly different flavor? Sure seems at least a closer effect than corn husks or foil. TIA
In this episode of CHOW Happy Hour, Martin Cate, of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, explains the culture of the Ti Punch from Martinique. If you order it on the Caribbean island, you might actually be in charge of making your cocktail yourself!
Whether added to snickerdoodle cookies to make them wonderfully soft, to whipped egg whites to make them stable, or to simple syrup to prevent sugar crystals from forming, cream of tartar is an all-around good thing to have on hand.