Natural or artificial substances used in cooking to bring out the flavor in a dish or to complement it.
This somewhat refined version is sometimes used in cooking or to sweat vegetables and preserve foods.
A standard table condiment and also commonly used in cooking, it is always refined.
Unlike rock salt, which is whiter and comes from the subsoil, this usually grayish salt is derived from seawater through evaporation.
Sweet-and-sour Chinese sauce primarily served with deep-fried or roasted dishes, such as pork and roast duck.
Its very pungent taste enhances meat and fish dishes, such as Japanese sushi and sashimi.
Thick sweet-and-sour relish, originating in India and made with mangoes, sugar and vinegar; it can be served with a variety of dishes.
Medium spicy, traditionally English tomato purée made from numerous different recipes.
Very spicy Indonesian sauce made from chiles; it is used as a flavoring ingredient, condiment or hors d’oeuvre sauce.
This chile-based purée is very popular in the Middle East and North Africa; it is used as is or mixed with broth and is a key ingredient in couscous.