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Korma vs. Tikka Masala – Differences & Similarities

If you really like Indian food but have a hard time deciding what to order from an Indian restaurant, you are not alone. I know the feeling since there are a lot of different sauce types that have various ingredients, but the name doesn’t tell you a lot about what they are made of. This …

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Why Is Sugar A Wet Ingredient And Salt a Dry One ?

I heard some people on cooking forums questioning why sugar is considered a wet ingredient while salt is considered a dry ingredient. This is a very good question since it is pretty obvious that both of them are actually dry. The confusing thing is that in recipes, you categorize ingredients by wet and dry in …

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Why Is Peppermint Associated With Christmas ? Here’s The Most Likely Reason

Christmas time is a special, magical time when all of the most delicious flavors come to your kitchen. And one of the most iconic Christmas flavors is, oddly enough, peppermint ! It’s sweet, refreshing, and brings juuust the right note of nostalgia. But why is peppermint associated with Christmas ? You’d think something as cooling …

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What Does Licorice Taste Like ? You’ll Never Guess !

Licorice has a bad reputation among anyone who even remotely likes candy. You reach into the bag and hope for something delicious, and instead get a black licorice gummy. Disappointment ensues. But you’ve likely heard that despite the candy being licorice flavored, the actual flavor in it is not real licorice.  Which begs the question, …

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Does Cinnamon Dissolve ? Here’s How To Use It Properly

As fall rapidly approaches – summer is ending in a month, you know – our minds turn to rusty leaves, cool air, pumpkins and the ever-present spice mix that’s in everything, everywhere. We’re big fans of that, feel free to judge us.  One thing that’s always in that spice mix is cinnamon, no matter what …

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Why Is Sugar White ? Here’s How It Gets Its Color

Sugar is a kitchen staple, to the point where even if you’re trying to not eat very sweet meals, you still have some sugar around the house. And if you’re any sort of home baker, you’re definitely well acquainted with sugar. And given sugar’s popularity, there should be no surprise there are so many sugar …

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