It’s time to talk about one of the greatest ingredients in the entire world: figs. Yes, they’re out of season so Em had to ask her talented sister to paint a picture of them because they are unavailable in ALL THE STORES. What do figs have to do with genitals? Ben looks into that. Why is Maggie Beer burnt fig, salted caramel and honeycomb ice-cream the best flavour ever? Em looks into that. Plus: a theory into why Australian athletes didn’t perform so well at the recent Olympics, and a fail-proof plan on how they can do better next time.
We return for SEASON TWO! (Did we mention Season One was over? No? Soz.) Em has been on holidays and brought back an exotic fruit/vegetable…the tomato! But does the Italian kind taste better? Where do you keep your sauce? What is the number one tomato soup recipe? And why is it called ketchup? All will be answered in a brand new Ingredipedia.
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For the very first Ingredipedia live event as part of the Emerging Writer's Festival, we chose the big one. The avocado - the world's most Instagrammed ingredient (probably). We cooked it, blended it, got to the bottom of conspiracies and traced it around the world. Find out what you missed.
It's the giver of life and perfect for a tradie-style smoko. But what's its history, when did it stop getting delivered, is it really in chocolate and most importantly, can it be mixed with gin?