"These are living things. These are the work of people. These are the dreams of people," he said. "These are the good or the bad ideas of people for so many years, and these are ideas about how to be self-sufficient and how to be fed had to do the most basic functions of a human being."
Kimchi is a powerhouse Korean ingredient of seasoned cabbage packing spice, crunch and that savory umami factor that comes from fermented foods. It transforms whatever meal it's added to, and we treat the richly flavorful liquid it's packed in as a separate ingredient.
"I was like, wait, there are actually other things to do with split peas. If you jack up the soup with other things, it doesn't have to be a muddy flavor," she says. "You can make split pea fritters, you can add acidic dressing — all that stuff felt so revolutionary to me."
In Thailand, they might be pork slathered in coconut cream, or in Singapore, they could be charred chicken smothered in spicy peanut sauce.
A touch of honey helps brown the chicken under the broiler, and fresh oregano evokes the herbaceous aromas of those Sicilian squares.
This recipe from our book "COOKish," which limits recipes to just six ingredients without sacrificing flavor, was inspired by the popular Malaysian dish ayam paprik. It's a quick stir-fry with big, instant flavor thanks to those sauces, as well as bright lime zest and juice.
I grow an apple called Hudson's Golden Gem and I do so for one reason. Yes, this apple's russeted, golden skin is beautiful. But it's the flavor that puts it above the rest.
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