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July 18, 2010 3:58 PM Subscribe
I live in an area of great food-market diversity. Tell me about some awesome (vegetarian) food products of foreign provenance, and how I can use them!
posted by threeants to food & drink (23 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I recently moved from a rural area of Europe (great fresh local produce, but very little variety) to a highly-diverse area of my home city in the US. I have easy access to Indian, East Asian, Brazilian, Central American, Slavic, Middle Eastern, Italian, and pretty much whatever other kinds of grocery stores. I want to take advantage of this variety instead of always reaching for the same old when I do my shopping.
I'd like to hear about some delicious, less-well-known products I can buy, and some ways I can incorporate them. This could be produce, a spice, a prepared product (like an integral sauce), a baked good, who knows-- but I am looking for stuff to use as parts of meals, not things that constitute a full meal themselves. Just looking to branch out and diversify here. I guess the vague guideline here is "things that could not be found in a mid-sized mainstream American supermarket".