Seasonings

Seasonings

seasoning.jpgSeasoning is the process of adding salt, herbs, or spices to food to enhance the flavor.

Seasonings include herbs and spices, which are themselves frequently referred to as "seasonings."  However, Larousse Gastronomique states that "to season and to flavor are not the same thing," insisting that seasoning includes a large or small amount of salt being added to a preparation. Salt may be used to draw out water, or to magnify a natural flavor of a food making it richer or more delicate, depending on the dish. This type of procedure is akin to curing. For instance, sea salt (a coarser-grained salt) is rubbed into chicken, lamb, and beef to tenderize the meat and improve flavor. Other seasonings like black pepper and basil transfer some of their flavor to the food. A well designed dish may combine seasonings that complement each other.

In addition to the choice of herbs and seasoning, the timing of when flavors are added will affect the food that is being cooked.

In some cultures, meat may be seasoned by pouring sauce over the dish at the table. A variety of seasoning techniques exist in various cultures.

Infused oils are also used for seasoning.

  • MEZZETTA NON-PAREIL CAPERS

    Mezzetta

    MEZZETTA NON-PAREIL CAPERS 118ml

    $2.99
    MEZZETTA NON-PAREIL CAPERS Mezzetta Non-Pareil Capers are hand picked from desert shrubs along the beautiful Mediterranean coastline. The non-pareil caper is the smallest and most famous caper variety. Their savory pungent flavors make them an excellent...
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  • Takaokaya Japan

    NORI EBI FURIKAKE 55 g

    $4.29
    Nori Ebi FurikakeJapanese Topping Mix - Seaweed & Shrimp For steamed rice, salads, soups, pasta and sushi rolls.Furikake is a Japanese topping which usually is a mixture of dried bonito, sesame seeds, salt, sliced or seasoned seaweed, etc...
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    Ritrovo Italian Foods

    ORGANIC BALSAMIC 250 ml

    $24.99
    The richness and balance of this balsamic owe to its USDA-certified organic grape must, made from select local Lambrusco grapes. It is one of 10% of Italian balsamics which can truly claim USDA certification. Also, its lower acidity (4%, opposed to the...
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    Frontier Seasonings

    ORGANIC DRIED NETTLES .64

    $2.99
    Frontier Organic Nettle Leaves. To make stinging nettle root tea, add 1 cup of water to 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of nettle root and bring to boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes, then strain. Suggested Uses: Nettle leaf is used in...
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  • Frontier Seasonings

    ORGANIC GREEN PEPPERCORNS

    $7.85
    FRONTIER ORGANIC GREEN PEPPERCORNS 26G. PICKED LONG BEFORE MATURITY, OUR GOURMET ORGANIC GREEN PEPPERCORNS ARE MUCH LESS PUNGENT THAN BLACK PEPPERCORNS AND HAVE A PLEASANTLY FRESH,HERBACEOUS FLAVOR. MADE IN THE USA.
    $7.85
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    Wayang

    PEELED KLUWAK NUTS KUPAS 100g

    $3.25
    Kluwak nuts come from the kepayang tree (Pangium edule) of Indonesia & Malaysia, a member of the flacourtia family (Flacourtiaceae). The oily, hard-shelled seeds superficially resemble Brazil nuts. Meaty seeds are edible after the poisonous...
    $3.25
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    Pike Brewing Co.

    PIKE KILT LIFTER WOOD AGED 22oz

    $9.99
    ABV: 8.5%  IBU: 30BREWERY DESCRIPTION:Scotch ale aged in whiskey barrels.RATINGS:  RATINGS NOTE: These linked ratings should be used as a guideline, but not taken as 'fact', especially for beers that have not had many...
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  • Frontier Seasonings

    PINK PEPPERCORNS 25G

    $8.25
    FRONTIER PINK PEPPERCORNS 25G. OUR GOURMET PINK PEPPERCORNS ARE GROWN IN BRAZIL. THEY ARE ACTUALLY A DIFFERENT SPECIES THAN BLACK PEPPERCORNS AND HAVE A DELIGHTFUL SPICY-SWEET FLAVOR WITH NUANCES OF CITRUS. MADE IN THE USA.
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