Category: <span>Food & Flavor</span>

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THREE NEW WAYS TO USE OLIVE OIL

Once exclusive and hard to find, Extra Virgin Olive Oil has become a mainstay. With its health benefits and cooking versatility, olive oil is among the top five most common pantry staples. We field lots of questions about olive oil – including its smoke point – and we are constantly working on recipes that highlight...

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FOUR SHEET PAN SUPPERS YOU HAVEN’T TRIED

It seems we’ve been talking about Sheet Pan Suppers for years. And that’s because we have! We’ve featured them on our podcast and written lots of recipes that fit on these 18X13 pieces of metal. If you’ve ever wondered if we’re in a Sheet Pan Suppers buzzword bubble, we’re pretty certain that this cooking method...

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PUMPKIN SPICE ROUNDUP

PUMPKIN SPICE ROUNDUP How did a squash become a meme? Why is pumpkin so polarizing? It’s just a gourd, just an ordinary gourd, trying to get by. (If you caught that 2009 Vanessa Carlton reference, you are probably holding a PSL right now.) Here at Red Stick Spice, when the calendar strikes September, we lean...

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: SOOM

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: SOOM Build a well-stocked pantry. We say it often because it’s important. Stock your pantry with high-quality delicious products, and you’re well on your way to scrumptious meals. When we wrote our recent blog Five Pantry Staples Anne is Loving Right Now, Soom Tahini was part of that list. We love this product...

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WOK THIS WAY

WOK THIS WAY Woks are in regular rotation in the Red Stick Spice Teaching Kitchen. From our Lil Dumplins cooking classes to Life Changing Chicken, we turn to woks to turn out delicious dishes. Woks heat quickly and distribute heat and steam so that veggies get tender-crisp and not soggy. We love the carbon steel...

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STORE BOUGHT STANDOUTS

store-bought standouts Homemade cinnamon rolls. Slow-cooked stock. Fluffy cream cheese frosting. Cooking goals, for sure. Except for the part about time. Spending time in the kitchen isn’t always available. That’s where store-bought, convenience items and creative tricks come into play. Think of these tips as less about cutting corners and more about smart solutions. But...

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: RAMP SALT

product highlight: ramp salt Salt is essential. It’s ancient. It’s an edible rock, and quite literally, we can’t live without. It is magic in the kitchen. It has a flavor all its own, and at the same time, it can alter, enhance and disguise other flavors. Salt tamps bitterness, heightens sweetness (salted caramel, anyone?) and...

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TEA TRADITIONS: CHAI

EXPLORING TEA TRADITIONS: Masala CHAI Let’s start with vocabulary. Masala means “spiced.” Chai means “tea.” Masala Chai…spiced tea! So the term “chai tea” is used, well, that’s “tea tea.” (Maybe don’t say that.) Masala Chai dates back to the 1800’s, and today we enjoy countless variations on the spicy theme. Some argue that today’s chai...

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