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What Do Cashew Apples Taste Like?

The cashew apple is commonly referred to as the cashew fruit.  It is a fleshy fruit that is usually attached to the cashew nut. The top part of the cashew apple attaches itself to the stem that is usually removed from the tree while the bottom part attaches itself to...
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Apricot Jam Substitutes

Apricot jam is a very common ingredient in several recipes.  It has several uses in the kitchen. Apricot jam is basically a jam made from apricots, pectin, and fructose. Some brands have a little bit of rum as one of the ingredients. Apricot jam is commonly used as a glaze...
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Rambutan vs Lychee Fruit

A lot of people tend to confuse rambutan with lychee and vice versa. I personally had a problem differentiating the two some time back as well. Both rambutan and lychee are tropical fruits. They have a few similarities, but they also have very many differences. Seeing that lychees and rambutans...
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What Does Hala Fruit Taste Like? Pandanus

The first time I saw hala fruit, I thought it was a mutant pineapple. My partner said it looked like a giant pine cone. Well, turned out it was neither of the two. The hala fruit, or pandanus is a common tropical fruit found in places like Hawaii, Pacific Islands,...
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Mangosteen vs Lychee.

There are thousands of fruit varieties that are grown all over the world. Therefore, it is understandable that you may need clarification on different varieties, especially tropical fruits. Most are familiar with a lot of tropical fruits but there are some which just don’t ring the bell. If you are...
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Almond Liqueur Substitutes

What is almond liqueur? Almond liqueur is a liqueur that has almond flavor. It may or may not contain almonds, but the flavor is constant. Manufacturers use almonds or apricots, or both to make the base of almond liqueur. Like many other alcohols, almond liqueur contains other flavorings and spices....
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Guava Paste Substitutes

Guava paste is basically a sweet conserve that has a tropical, floral aroma. It is a very common ingredient in the Caribbean and Latin American cuisine. Some of the ingredients used to make guava paste include; fresh guavas, cane sugar, lemon, and cinnamon. What does guava paste taste like? Compared...
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Lillet Blanc Substitutes

I don’t know about you, but I always crave happy hour drinks in summer. Therefore, I always have a bottle of Lillet on hand. I also love gin and rosé, but lately, Lillet Blanc has been my go-to drink. I used to occasionally drink Lillet a few years back, but...
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Eggplant Substitutes

I can bet that we have all interacted with eggplant a few times. Eggplant is a vegetable that is loved by vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, which makes it a favorite ingredient for home cooks and professional chefs. So what is it? It is a vegetable that comes from the nightshade...
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Semolina vs Polenta

Polenta is a mush or porridge that is made from cornmeal. Usually, manufacturers use yellow corn to make polenta. Polenta is popular because of its versatility. It can be used to make a filling breakfast, a tasty lunch, or even an elegant dinner. In the past, polenta was considered the...
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