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Jamaican-Style Rice and Peas Are the Perfect Side Dish

Ayesha Curry, cookbook author, TV personality, and entrepreneur, certainly can wear a lot of hats. She launched the quarterly lifestyle magazine “Sweet July” this summer, founded the nonprofit Eat Learn...

Does anyone have a good recipe for the dressing you get on salads at a Japanese restaurant?

by AksarBhai 1 year ago

Hello all. I'm looking for a recipe for the dressing you typically get on a side salad at a Japanese restaurant. I believe it is some kind of ginger dressing. I've done some looking in stores and f...

Question about Ginger Root

by HolySoldier613 12 years ago

i bought some ginger root on December 22nd of last year and put it on top of the fridge after i bought it cause i thought id use it soon. but it has sat on top of the fridge since then. do you thin...

Ginger - what do they mean by 1-inch?

by hirsheys 3 years ago

I'm wondering if someone can help me decipher what recipe writers mean when they call for "1-inch" of ginger, minced. I'm assuming this means a one-inch length of ginger? If so, what width of ginge...

What is a good substitute for ginger?

by chocolatejam 9 years ago

I don't care much for the taste of ginger and so I avoid most recipes that require it. What is a good substitue? I did buy a small piece of ginger root today to sample it again, maybe it ...

Looking for dessert recipe - Bon Appetit November 1990?

by Maria_B 3 years ago

Hi - Looking for a dessert recipe that I think was in the November 1990 (maybe December?) edition of Bon Appetit. I have searched Epicurious in vain, as well as myriad other web searches and canno...

Does candied ginger go bad?

Green Omnivore
by Green Omnivore 10 years ago

I just found an unopened bag of Trader Joe's uncrystaliized candied ginger which has an expiry date of April 2009. I opened it up and it smells like ginger, feels like ginger, tastes like ginger. ...

Nabisco Ginger Snaps

by Pat Hammond 15 years ago

I bought some with the idea of crushing them for a pie crust. I never got that far. They're my idea of a good ginger snap cookie. They're crisp beyond crisp, with some nice heat from the ginger....

To Peel or Not: Ginger Root

by cayjohan 14 years ago

I use a lot of ginger root in cooking. I generally scrub the root under water with a stiff brush, then grate on a ceramic ginger grater. Recently, some friends have been telling me that I should pe...

Leftover Crystallized Ginger

by MrStayPuft 3 years ago

Hi there, Long time lurker here. I have some crystallized ginger left over from late winter that's still good but I'm not sure what to do with it now that the warmer months are here. I used it for...

Preserving grated ginger?

by Fuffy 3 years ago

I often use small amounts of grated ginger and would like to make my daily cooking easier by grating a large batch to keep on hand. I seem to remember a friend used to preserve grated ginger in sh...

Dongpo Pork, "Land of Fish and Rice"

by dekokisindekitchen 3 years ago

So I stopped in at Venezia's on Germantown Pike to see if they had any pork bellies with skin on. As it happened, they were sent some by mistake and I happily grabbed two pounds, took it home and p...

Cake with ginger preserves?

by NYchowcook 3 years ago

I was given a beautiful jar of fresh ginger preserves and want to bake a cake with it without simply dumping the preserves into a cake to make a gingerbread-ish spice cake. Something that preserve...

Ginger - Futurologists Take Note

by jounipesonen 4 years ago

I have diced fresh ginger into small bits. Packed a Ball jar full - and then continously poured in honey. It was evenutally all filled - the solution was watery in the end - as the honey no d...

Galangal vs. ginger

by sandiasingh 7 years ago

I just taste tested grated galangal (which I have used for years) vs. grated ginger. The galangal, which is called an "upscale version of ginger," is very hot/spicy--tip of the tongue spicy. The ...

Need help tweaking gingerbread cookie recipe

by EncycloPotunia 4 years ago

My grandmother made Christmas cookies when I was a kid in the 1950s. Here's the recipe she typed up and gave to me. When I make it , the cookies taste very blah. What am I doing wrong? Here is ...

Candied ginger... my sugar coating keeps melting

by Karka 4 years ago

I make fabulous candied ginger, BUT after I let it rest and even cool it, in a few days (while in the fridge) the sugar coating ALWAYS melts. WHY? Its still delicious, BUT I can't wrap it and give ...

Ginger Ales You have Loved

by pengcast 13 years ago

The message about root beer made me think about the great ginger ales I have had. The best was Jamaica Dry, which came in a green bottles with red and white printing.

Ginger Ale - Homemade - Help!

by tangoking 4 years ago

Heya Peeps, I'm trying to make home-made ginger ale, but I'm having problems. I hope that someone can help. Key point: I'm trying to keep it as authentic as possible, so I'm not adding baker's ye...

How to crack the Benihana ginger salad dressing recipe?

by frobe 11 years ago

I've been trying for a while now to duplicate Benihana's ginger salad dressing and it just doesn't seem right. The recipe I've been working from is this one: http://www.recipezaar.com/Benihan...