13 Mexican Indigenous Words You Didn't Know You Were Using Mezcal-The name for one of Mexico's greatest contributions to world culinary culture, "mezcal," evolved out of the Nahuatl term "mexcalli." Made from the smoked heart of the agave, the prefix means "maguey" -- a synonym for the plant -- while xcalli means "something cooked," according to Dictionary.com.
In general use, herbs are any plants used for flavoring, food, medicine, or perfume. Culinary use typically distinguishes herbs as referring to the leafy green parts of a plant (either fresh or dried), from a "spice", a product from another part of the plant (usually dried), including seeds, berries, bark, roots and fruits.In botanical English the word "herb" is also used as a synonym of "herbaceous plant".Herbs have a variety of uses including culinary, medicinal, and in some cases…
Apple Mints (mentha suaveolens): Mentha suaveolens, apple mint, pineapple mint, woolly mint or round-leafed mint (synonyms M. rotundifolia, Mentha macrostachya, Mentha insularis) is a member of the mint genus Mentha that ranges through southern and western Europe and the western Mediterranean region. It is a herbaceous, upright perennial plant that is most commonly grown as a culinary herb or for ground cover. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentha%20suaveolens
While vanilla may sometimes be used as a synonym for boring, we'd have to disagree. Rich, heady, and perfume-like, vanilla beans and vanilla extract make pretty much everything they touch — cupcakes in particular — taste better. Keep reading for 15 recipes that run the gamut, including Magnolia Bakery's classic vanilla-on-vanilla treat, whimsical cotton-candy-topped cakes, and every variation on funfetti cupcakes you could possibly need.