There are many farms and farmers who have figured out how to grow really interesting and flavorful produce. At the local farmer’s market in Portland Maine, there was a farm called Winslow Farm that was growing some of the most fragrant and beautiful ginger I have seen in a long time.
I have started revisiting classic recipes from Julia Child’s cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Gratin of potatoes is one of my favorite recipes of all time.
Traditional herb and spice blends have long typified popular ethnic cuisines such as Thai, Indian, Chinese, and French cooking. The blends are often what become a signature for that particular region and the great ones become almost interchange when referring to the food there.