TFP Discoveries: Mamey Sapote

Curiosity is one of the driving forces for The Foodie Press. We’re constantly researching, learning about, and trying to understand the wide, wonderful world of food that we find ourselves in. Jungle Jim’s Produce Department is full of some of the most interesting, yet least known items in the store (unless of course you happen…

TFP Field Notes: Capsaicin

What’s the Deal With Capsaicin? The short version: It’s the natural compound that gives chili peppers their heat. It’s concentrated around the seeds of the chili, so pulling out the seeds and fibrous membrane surrounding them will cut down on most of the spiciness. Usually. The higher the concentration of capsaicin, the hotter the pepper….

TFP Discoveries: Jackfruit

The Earth is big. Really big. And it’s full of amazing, challenging, and just plain bizarre foods. Granted, “bizarre” is a relative term, but we’re all used to eating the things we like and most of us rarely branch out into new culinary territory. Unless, of course, you’re surrounded by all of the amazing things…