My first positive experience with Leeks was in the form of soup....(Recipe alert)
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Contrary to the sound of the name, whortleberries are not something from a Dr. Seuss story, rather they are an amazing and delicious superfood.
Tannic, astringent, jammy, blackberry, and slightly pungent; Mourvedre is a particular variety of red wine grape; dark and jammy, grown in warm/Mediterranean climates.
Tangy with a slightly effervescent, zippy earthiness, kombucha can be a refreshing tonic when you’re feeling slightly peaky.
Crunchy little seeds, that pop when you chew them and taste like toasted onion, nigella sativa are an exotic addition to my morning breakfast.
Molasses has quite an interesting political history regarding the distilling of rum which is well worth learning about if you have a minute...in the meantime here's some basics on flavor:
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