Category: Condiments

Condiments, Science, Video

Why Mānuka Honey Is So Expensive

Mānuka honey known for being is earthier, richer, and more viscous than many other honeys. It comes from the nectar of the flower of Leptospermum scoparium — also known as Manuka, which is only native to New Zealand. Mānuka, in fact, is a Maori word. “The plant itself is very rare. It’s difficult to harvest […]

Condiments, Video

Why Real Wasabi Is So Expensive

The green paste you’ve been eating with your sushi isn’t really wasabi. If you check the ingredients on the packet, you might see a mixture of sweetener, horseradish and perhaps a small percentage of the real thing. Real wasabi is hard to come across and it can cost $250 per kilo. So what actually is […]

Chefs, Condiments, Video

Brad Makes Mustard

Brad Makes Mustard Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Manager Brad Leone is back for episode 39 of “It’s Alive” and this time he’s making mustard. Rumor has it this might be his best creation yet. Join Brad as he gets into “some serious science” and reveals the fermented ace up his sleeve.

Chinese, Condiments

THE REAL WASABI

WOULD THE REAL WASABI PLEASE STAND UP? CHANCES ARE, WHAT YOU’VE ALWAYS KNOW AS WASABI IS ACTUALLY A LIE. BECAUSE OF ITS DIFFICULT NATURE, MOST RESTAURANTS ARE REALLY JUST SERVING A GREEN-COLORED HORSERADISH. IN THIS MINI-DOC, YOU’LL GET TO KNOW THE REAL WASABI AND THE GREAT LENGTHS FARMERS GO TO SUCCESSFULLY GROW THE TEMPERAMENTAL PLANT.