Why are mustard seeds hot like chili peppers? Why is some mustard bright and mellow, while others are murky and hot? Here's the quick breakdown on how mustard works in the kitchen!
My sister once called fennel a snooty vegetable and I have, ever since, been on a crusade to defend its good name. In this recipe the floral bulbs spend ample time in a bath of vinegar and pepper until they are suffused with a bracing flavor. Put this out on the table while you fix cocktails for your guests, it's the perfect accompaniment for a cold drink.