Aged balsamic vinegar
A fragrant, sweetish vinegar from Modena, Italy, made from concentrated grape juice and aged in wooden barrels for at least 10 years.
flat, pointed ended nuts with pitted brown shell enclosing a creamy white kernel which is covered by a brown skin
BLANCHED brown skins removed
FLAKED paper-thin slices
MEAL also known as ground almonds; nuts are powdered to a flour-like texture, for use in baking or as a thickening agent
SLIVERED lengthways-cut, small pieces
VIENNA toffee-coated nuts
A synthetically produced substance used sparingly to impart an almond flavour to foods.
Also known as ground almonds; the nut is powdered to a flour-like texture, for us in baking or as a thickening agent.
cruchy or soft small Italian-style macroons based on ground almonds.
combination of assorted roasted vegetables
Small, round-grain rice well suited to absorb large amount of liquid; especially suitable for risottos.
A semi-firm Italian cheese with a rich, nutty flavour. Yellow with tiny holes it comes in small wheels with glossy rinds and is made from whole or part-skim cows milk. When young Asiago is used as a table cheese; aged for over a year, it becomes hard and suitable for grating.
vegetables that grow as shoots; the straight, firm stalks, which range from pencil-thin to as thick as your thumb, are prized for their delicate flavour, particularly the tender tips.
A low-fat, high-fibre bran-based breakfast cereal.
Also known as pimento or Jamaican pepper; so-named because it tastes like a combination of nutmeg, cumin, clove and cinnamon - all spices.
A black fish roe from the golden herring, imported from Spain. Available from specialty food stores.
With 'ali' meaning garlic and 'oli' meaning oil, this Provencal classic marries well with fish, meats and vegetables.
salty, strong-flavoured small fish; most commonly available canned. Used in salads, vegetable dishes, pasta and on pizza.
also called anise or sweet cumin; the seeds are the fruit of an annual plant native to Greece and Egypt. Dried, they have a strong licorice flavour. Whole and ground seeds are available.
used in sweet and savoury dishes, they have a velvety, golden-orange skin and aromatic sweet flesh. Also available dried.