Food Guides

Learn how to select, cook and serve some of our favorite foods.


Beans
Dried beans, peas and lentils — a.k.a. legumes or pulses — are a vital food source and one of the world's oldest cultivated crops.
Beans
Chocolate
To make chocolate, multicolored egg-shaped pods are harvested by hand from cacao trees when they’re about six months old. Next, their seeds — or beans — and pulp ferment to deepen flavors and remove bitterness.
Chocolate
Cooking Oils
When you think of oil, what comes to mind? We think of French vinaigrettes, fried chicken and perfectly sautéed veggies, just to name a few.
Cooking Oils
Dairy Products
Got milk? If you're from the Americas, Australia, or any country in Europe, the answer is probably yes.
Dairy Products
Eggs
What came first: the chicken or our love affair with eggs? They're nutrient-dense and provide vitamins B2 and A as well as iron. And eggs have the highest quality protein of any food.
Eggs
Fruits
With over 7,000 varieties of apples cultivated worldwide, you could taste a different one every day for more than 19 years and never eat the same kind twice.
Fruits
Nuts & Seeds
We can’t contain our enthusiasm any longer! Nuts and seeds — raw, toasted, puréed or ground into flour — add flavor, nutrition and texture to just about anything we put them in.
Nuts & Seeds
Olives
Olives are an ancient fruit worthy of the acclaim that surrounds them. The fact that they’re marvelously versatile—easy to enjoy as a condiment, appetizer, ground into spreads, tossed into salads, simmered with stews and sauces and, of course, popped into Martinis—makes us fall that much deeper in love with these salty, rich little treats.
Olives
Pasta
Are you a fan of spaghetti with meatballs? Asian curried noodles? Ooey, gooey macaroni and cheese? Where would we be without pasta?
Pasta
Rice
Think rice is nothing more than a side dish? As the staple food for more than half of the world's population, rice has earned its reputation as an indispensable grain.
Rice
Salt
Shopping for salt used to mean picking up a canister of iodized salt, nestled on the shelves next to the sugar and flour. Nowadays, shopping for salt can take you through the rainbow and around the world.
Salt
Sea Veggies
If you thought vegetables only grew in soil on land, you're deliciously mistaken. Simple to cook and serve in your favorite dishes, sea vegetables are plentiful and full of flavor.
Sea Veggies
Sweeteners
Looking for alternatives to refined sugars? You’ve come to the right place.
Sweeteners
Vegetables
From artichokes to winter squash – get tips on selecting, preparing and storing all of your favorite vegetables.
Vegetables
Vinegars
When it comes to vinegar, you either love it or hate it and there's no question how we feel about the addictive, sweet-tart stuff that flavors everything from pickles and salad dressings to cocktails and desserts.
Vinegars
Whole Grains
There are a whole lot of whole grains out there! And while trying to find just the right one might feel like looking for a needle in, well, a stack of whole grains, we’re pretty sure we can help.
Whole Grains
Mushrooms
The rich, savory taste of mushrooms elevates other flavors and evokes feelings of satisfaction—making them essential for everything from special occasions to everyday comfort food.
Mushrooms