Browsing "Focus Ingredients"

Anyone who has ever had the "privilege" of stepping into my pantry has seen all sorts of ingredients and sauces that they have never heard of before. I am an ingredient whore. I love them. And I love the delicious treats they allow me to make and share with others. Though I can't write about all of them, I can share a few with you that you really should incorporate into your cooking. Not only will we review where they come from, what they taste like, and what they are used for, but we will also discuss practical uses and alternative substitutions for them.

Wild Gourmet Chanterelle Mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius)

Wild Gourmet Chanterelle Mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius)

Oh Chanterelles, what aren’t thou, With your vibrant splash of color against mossy green, And your wonderful taste of sunshine […]

Oct 17, 2013     5 Comments
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Recipe: Dandelion Greens with Pine Nuts and Dried Cherries

Recipe: Dandelion Greens with Pine Nuts and Dried Cherries

Well, I’ve completely lost it.  I’ve now started pulling weeds out of my back yard and cooking tasty gourmet treats […]

Apr 8, 2013     No Comments
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Wild Gourmet Lobster Mushroom (Hypomyces lactifluorum)

Wild Gourmet Lobster Mushroom (Hypomyces lactifluorum)

The Lobster Mushroom (Hypomyces lactifluorum) is one weird gourmet edible.  The Lobster fungus itself does not have its own fruiting […]

Nov 17, 2012     15 Comments
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How to Make Bottled Herbed Vinegar

How to Make Bottled Herbed Vinegar

I’ve seen bottles of spiced and/or herbed vinegar for sale in stores for years.  I’ve even owned a few to […]

Nov 22, 2011     16 Comments
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How to Dry Herbs at Home

How to Dry Herbs at Home

Stop the insanity of buying ridiculously overpriced dried herbs at the grocery store!  Drying your own herbs at home is […]

Oct 29, 2011     12 Comments
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What are Elderberries?

What are Elderberries?

What’s an elderberry? Elderberries are small, dark berries that grow in clusters on elder trees (also called elderberry bushes), and […]

Oct 4, 2011     13 Comments
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Focus Ingredient: The Amazing Tomato

Focus Ingredient: The Amazing Tomato

Few things excite me like a fresh, home-grown, vine-ripened sweet acidic tomato.  Put a bunch in a bowl, and I […]

Sep 5, 2011     3 Comments
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How to Make Roasted Peppers

How to Make Roasted Peppers

There aren’t many things easier to do which add so much flavor to dishes than making your own roasted peppers.  […]

Jul 24, 2011     No Comments
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Focus Ingredient: What is Chinese Black Vinegar?

Focus Ingredient: What is Chinese Black Vinegar?

Chinese black vinegar is an aged vinegar which is typically made from rice, but can also be made from wheat, […]

Jun 28, 2011     18 Comments
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I'm Jothan Yeager and I am The Bald Gourmet. After years of experimenting in my kitchen, creating delicious food and eating at amazing places around the world, I wanted a place to share my experiences with everyone. Thus the Bald Gourmet was born. I hope to open the doors of great food and great cooking to you, to inspire you to reach beyond prepared boxed meals, and to teach you of a world of deliciousness that has brought joy to me and those around me. Please enjoy the adventure which is The Bald Gourmet and share it with those you love.