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Do You Buy and Experiment With Unfamiliar Ingredients?

When it comes to the kitchen, I'm always comfortable entering uncharted territory. I'm apt to buy an ingredient like gooseberries, white sapote, or an unfamiliar mushroom, even when I've never seen or heard of it.

If you were to ask me why, I'd simply counter with the question: why not? I figure if I don't know what to do with it, I'll simply Google it! Are you as adventurous when it comes to purchasing new and unusual ingredients?

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amber512 amber512 7 years
My cheapness usually leads me to not do this often. I hate throwng out food I end up hating. That's why I love going to free tastings!
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
All the time, hence my love affair with quinoa, kale, chard, buckwheat groats and flour, and countless of ingredients.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Sure, I've done it a few times. Mostly it's with produce that I've never used before or if I buy a certain spice and can't figure out what to do with the rest of it.
WarEagleNurse WarEagleNurse 7 years
On rare occasions
100lbsandcountin 100lbsandcountin 7 years
yep, see my blog for my first experience with Dragon Fruit! (Thursday's post)
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I rarely go to the store and buy something unfamiliar that I see, but I'm very willing to buy new things if I've read that they're healthy, or extra good, or both. That's how I discovered quinoa and making chocolate chip cookies with mesquite flour.
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