In Japanese restaurants, you'll often find a bowl of shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven-spice powder) on the table, much as you find salt and pepper shakers on the table at every American diner. It's sprinkled on noodles, stirred into soup, and used as a dip. Which of the following is not an ingredient in seven-spice powder?
1. black sesame seeds
2. white sesame seeds
3. ground ginger
4. nori (seaweed)
5. tangerine peel
6. Szechuan peppercorns
7. star anise
8. cayenne pepper
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This popular pantry condiment is made from sweet potato, fermented soybeans, sesame seeds, garlic, chile pepper, wheat flour, salt and sugar. What is it?
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Do you know?
Which contains more sodium, a teaspoon of Morton's table salt or a teaspoon of Hawaiian pink sea salt?
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What does the Scoville scale measure?
1. The acidity of citrus.
2. The heat of peppers.
3. The sweetness of sugar.
4. The clarity of vinegar.
5. The viscosity of Marshmallow Fluff.
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