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Did you know that taste buds are located around the small structures known as papillae found on the upper surface of the tongue, soft palate, upper esophagus, the cheek and epiglottis? Betcha thought taste buds were only on the tongue. Me too. Wine tasters known for swishing the wine around the mouth are not only aerating it, they’re experiencing the wine through all of their […]

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CHEF'S HELPER HERBS & SPICES NUTS & SEEDS

FENNEL SEED – the perfect plant meat spice

It’s not the same as star anise. It’s close, or should I say star anise is close to fennel seed – a cousin, seems like the same DNA, but is it really? I mean, do I really want to be putting licorice into my savory sauces? That’s what star anise is, basically, the taste of […]