Our Best Tips On What to Do With Interesting Ingredients

Good Questions: Best of 2011

We focus on ingredients a lot here at The Kitchn. Sometimes we are explaining offbeat ingredients, or we're discussing readers' questions about using something up (buttermilk, we're looking at you). This post takes a look at a few items you might still have lingering questions about.

• 1 Is Bone Marrow Considered Offal?
• 2 What Can I Do With Leftover Buttermilk?
• 3 Can I Freeze Beer for Cooking?
• 4 Recipe Resources for Wild Game?
• 5 Can I Reuse Pasta Water?

• 6 How Can I Cook with Acorns?
• 7 What Else Can I Do With Leftover Eggnog?
• 8 Can You Freeze Peeled Garlic?
• 9 How Else Can I Use Loose Leaf Green Tea?

Not Pictured Above:

• 10 What Can I Do With a Whole Lot of Kiwi?
• 11 What Can I Do with Leftover Stale Cereal?
• 12 What Vegetarian Dishes Can I Make With Curry Paste?

• 13 Got Any Creative Ways to Use Up Canned Fruit?
• 14 What Else Can I Do With Boneless Pork Loin Chops?
• 15 Got Leftover Buttermilk? Recipe Ideas and Inspiration
• 16 What Can I Do with Imitation Crab Meat?
• 17 How Can I Use Up a Lot of Raisins?
• 18 Help! What Can I Do With a Surplus of Radishes?
• 19 What Can I Do With Ricotta Salata?

* * * Welcome to The Kitchn's Best of 2011 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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