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Traces of Antibiotics and Honey-Laundering
Traces of Antibiotics and Honey-Laundering2018-11-21

Chinese honey has become synonymous with tainted honey and honey laundering. In the former, antibiotics such as Chloramphenicol have been discovered in trace amounts in Chinese imports....

Sichuan pepper, Sichuan peppercorn, Szechuan pepper
Sichuan pepper, Sichuan peppercorn, Szechuan pepper2018-11-21

Sichuan pepper, Sichuan peppercorn, Szechuan pepper, or Szechuan peppercorn,[1] is a commonly used spice in Chinese cuisine. It is derived from at least two species of the global genus Zanthoxylum, including Z. simulans and Z. bungeanum....

When Is Persimmon Fruit in Season?
When Is Persimmon Fruit in Season?2018-11-21

Where you live largely determines the image you have when persimmon is mentioned. If you come from the American South, meltingly ripe, bright orange American persimmons (Diospyros virginiana) come to mind...

How To Make Hoshigaki (Dried Persimmons)
How To Make Hoshigaki (Dried Persimmons)2018-11-21

Hoshigaki are a Japanese delicacy made by, believe it or not, gently massaging persimmons while they air dry. I took a workshop this weekend taught by Laurence Hauben on how to make this remarkable fall treat...