The Culinary Alphabet with a little twist…(teJ)

Carol Taylor shares her alternative A-Z of food with ingredients and cookery terms ending in the letter J and K… including Munj and Bladderwrack which sounds painful… always full of interesting facts about the food we eat…plenty of new things to try in this episode.

Retired? No one told me!

Good morning everyone and Pete… time for another post which is this crazy idea from one of my fellow scribes …but food fun…I could only find two foods ending in the letter J so have combined it with the letter K…Enjoy!

Munj:

Munj Haak is a Kashmiri vegetarian dish flavoured with asafoetida…

Tej:

Gesho ( buckthorn) stems, gathered from the highlands of Ethiopia, are sundried and packed fresh. These aromatic sticks and stem flavour centuries-old traditional brewing recipes for Beer and Ethiopian Honey wine.

How do you make Ethiopian Tej drink?
Ingredients:
  • 21 ounces (621 ml) liquid honey.
  • 63 ounces (1.86 L) water.
  • ½ teaspoon (1.6 g) brewer’s yeast.
  • 5 ounces (142 g) gesho.

Mead is considered healthier than beer and wine because it’s made with honey, which is easier for the body to metabolize, and you get the nutritional benefits of honey itself,”

Now onto the letter K…

Beefsteak…

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