I have an attraction to the canned foods, sauce packets, condiments, and spices of foreign lands. Then I put them away in their proper cupboard, only to come across them months later, wondering, wth is this? It looks tasty.
Also fruit or vegetables I find at farmers' markets and ethnic grocery stores.
Please post any mysterious items you need help identifying and/or using.
I'll start with this:
Chili flakes, product of PRC, which sounds pretty awesome. But are these something I can use to make chili oil?