Series: Cook Your Cupboard http://kunc.org en Demystifying Saffron: Mark Bittman Explains The Pricey Spice http://kunc.org/post/demystifying-saffron-mark-bittman-explains-pricey-spice In the latest installment of NPR's <a href="http://cookyourcupboard.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Cook Your Cupboard</a>, <em>New York Times</em> columnist and cookbook author Mark Bittman sheds a little light on saffron — a spice that has been stumping <a href="http://cookyourcupboard.tumblr.com/post/48852166527/i-won-saffron-as-part-of-a-raffle-prize-at-a" target="_blank">Lennet Radke in Wisconsin</a>. Radke, who received a little jar in a contest, says she's never really used it. The stuff isn't cheap. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 06:57:00 +0000 48411 at http://kunc.org Demystifying Saffron: Mark Bittman Explains The Pricey Spice Guava Paste And Tamarind? What To Do With Weird Food Gifts http://kunc.org/post/guava-paste-and-tamarind-what-do-weird-food-gifts <em>This is an installment of NPR's ongoing </em><a href="http://cookyourcupboard.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Cook Your Cupboard</a><em>, a food series about improvising with what you have on hand. Have a food that has you stumped? Submit a photo and we'll ask chefs about our favorites.</em><p>Harrison Gowdy of Dayton, Ohio, has developed a reputation among friends and family of liking everything and wasting nothing.<p>"Sometimes I'll even find things like Swiss chard dropped off on my doorstep," she says. Fri, 24 May 2013 06:49:00 +0000 44766 at http://kunc.org Guava Paste And Tamarind? What To Do With Weird Food Gifts Unpacking Foreign Ingredients In A Massachusetts Kitchen http://kunc.org/post/unpacking-foreign-ingredients-massachusetts-kitchen <em>This is the second installment of NPR's </em><a href="http://cookyourcupboard.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Cook Your Cupboard</a><em>, a food series about improvising with what you have on hand. Got a food that has you stumped? Submit a photo and we'll ask chefs about our favorites!</em><p>Laurel Ruma, an NPR listener from Medford, Mass., didn't realize quite how much she had gathered up from her travels until renovating her kitchen last summer. Fri, 10 May 2013 07:13:00 +0000 44095 at http://kunc.org Unpacking Foreign Ingredients In A Massachusetts Kitchen Nigella Lawson Helps Listener Cook Her Eclectic Cupboard http://kunc.org/post/nigella-lawson-helps-listener-cook-her-eclectic-cupboard Earlier this month, <em>Morning Edition </em>launched a new food project called Cook Your Cupboard, inspired by a dilemma many of us have faced before: a mysterious food item in the pantry, bought for an unusual recipe or on a whim, that we simply don't know what to do with. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:20:00 +0000 NPR Staff 43340 at http://kunc.org Nigella Lawson Helps Listener Cook Her Eclectic Cupboard A Project To Rescue Pantry Puzzlers Before They Hit The Trash http://kunc.org/post/project-rescue-pantry-puzzlers-they-hit-trash It's the season for dusting, scrubbing and digging into the inner confines of the cupboard, where a stash of daunting ingredients may await.<p>Rather than generate more <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=141123294">food waste</a>, consider tapping the wisdom of the crowd through NPR's new Cook Your Cupboard project.<p>How does it work? Upload photos of between one and three items from your cupboard that you're not sure what to do with to our <a href="http://cookyourcupboard.tumblr.com/">Tumblr site</a>. The crowd will then weigh in on how to cook it. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:30:00 +0000 42766 at http://kunc.org A Project To Rescue Pantry Puzzlers Before They Hit The Trash