A form of cottage cheese from which most of the
liquid has been pressed. Very dry farmer cheese is
sold in a loaf that is firm enough to slice or
crumble. It has a mild, slightly tangy flavor.
Fennel: A crisp, fragrant vegetable with a
mild licorice flavor. Its edible bulb and stalks can
be used like celery, and its seeds can be used for
Fermented black beans: Salty and pungent
black soybeans used in Chinese cookery. Available as
Asian grocery stores in jars or plastic pouches.
Soak beans 30 minutes before using. Store unused
beans in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
Feta cheese (FEHT-uh): A soft, white, tangy
cheese made from goat's or cow's milk, often used in
Greek and other Mediterranean cuisines.
Flaxseeds: Tiny, oval-shaped brown seeds,
also called linseeds. Bland in flavor, they are rich
in Omega-3 fatty acids. Very high in fiber. Vegans
sometimes use a slurry of ground flaxseeds and water
as an egg replacer in baked goods.
Fruit-juice concentrate: Concentrated, frozen
fruit juices, used as a sugar substitute. When using
concentrates, pick a mild flavor, such as white
grape juice, so other flavors are not overwhelmed.
When replacing sugar in a recipe with fruit-juice
concentrate, you may need to reduce the amount of