Generating Some Heat With Ginger

Ginger is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale.  It is a member of the Zingiberaceae family, along with turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. People have consumed ginger for over 3,000 years. It is native to Asia and has long been a staple in Asian cooking. Ginger is mentioned in ancient Chinese, Indian, and Middle Eastern writings, and has long […]


Rooting for Your Health

While leafy greens are the superstars of nutrition, they are followed closely by vegetables that come from other parts of a plant, most notably the roots. Botanically, some of these foods are technically tubers, rhizomes, corms, bulbs, or underground stems, but from a culinary standpoint, they’re all known as “root vegetables.” The underground parts of some plants act […]