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Indonesian, Rare & Unusual, Thai

The Fingerroot: A Delicious Southeast Asian Male Aphrodisiac

Latin: Boesenbergia rotunda English: Fingerroot, Galingale, Tumicuni Cambodian: K’cheay ខ្ជាយ Thai: Krachai กระชาย Indonesian: Temu Kunci Vietnamese: Ngải Bún, Nga Truật Chinese: Aochunjiang 凹脣薑 Dutch: Temoe Koentjie What is Fingerroot? Fingerroot, Boesenbergia rotunda, belongs to the ginger family called Zingiberaceae….

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Chinese Medicinal, Rare & Unusual

Cordyceps Militaris: Your best chance to living forever

ordyceps Militaris seems to be a more sustainable and affordable alternative to Ophiocordyceps Sinensis, unless you are filthy rich. But you have to be realistic about what you can get out of Cordyceps Militaris, because it may not be as effective as its wild ancestor. Furthermore, you have to be careful about contamination by consuming only fresh or dried whole Cordyceps Militaris, not in supplement form.

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Rare & Unusual

Asafoetida: the secret powder that transforms your Indian recipes

English: Asafoetida, Yellow Powder, Devil’s Dung Hindi: हींग (hīng) Bengali: হিং (hiṅ) Malayalam: കായം (kāyaṃ) Tamil: பெருங்காயம் (perunkayam) French: Merde du Diable German: Teufelsdreck Dutch: Duivelsdrek Afrikaans: Duiwelsdrek Swedish: Dyvelsträck Finnish: Pirunpaska, Pirunpihka Estonian: Juudavaik Turkish: Şeytan tersi, Şeytan boku,…

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Rare & Unusual

What is the Carciofo Violetto?

English: Baby Purple Artichoke, Fiesole Artichoke Italian: Carciofo violetto Artichokes belong to a species of thistle and the edition part of the plant is the flower bud. Native to the Mediterranean, artichokes were eaten by the ancient Greeks and Roman….

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Nepalese

Bhatmas Sadeko भटमास साँधेको

Bhatmas Sadeko भटमास साँधेको is a very simple Nepalese snack. Some people call it a “salad” but it is not entirely accurate. The reason being Bhatmas Sadeko भटमास साँधेको is enjoyed either as a side dish, or simply with cold beer. There are a thousand variety of Bhatmas Sadeko भटमास साँधेको , according to my Nepalese grocer Pratap, but this is the simplest way to make it.