Some foods that begin with the letter "E" include eggs, escarole, eels and eggplant. Others are elderberries, Emmental cheese, endive, English muffins and Epoisses cheese.Know More
Belgian endive, the best-known type of endive, is a member of the chicory family. To give it its pale color, farmers often grow it in a cold, dark storage area after it has been grown in the field. Endive can be bitter, so it's best to blanch it for a minute or eat it raw in salads rather than cook it for a long time.
Eggplant can be plump and black or glossy purple or thin and purple. A member of the nightshade family, it also can be white and egg-shaped or round and green with darker green stripes. Many cooks salt the plumper kinds of eggplants before cooking to remove some of the bitterness and sweat out some of the moisture. Some cooks leave the skin on the fruit because it contributes to the flavor and keeps the eggplant from disintegrating if it's to be stuffed.
Elderberries ripen around the same time as blackberries, and the two can be mixed in jams and jellies. The berries are high in vitamin C, and the shrub is easy to grow.Learn more about Food Facts
Foods that start with the letter "N" include nuts, naan bread, navy beans, nectarines, nettles, noodles, New Zealand spinach, nasturtium and nutmeg. Naan bread is a leavened Indian bread that's made from atta wheat flour. It's bread that is slapped on the side of tandoori oven to cook.Full Answer >
Some foods that start with the letter Z are zucchini, ziti, zest and zander. Zucchini is a fast growing summer squash with soft, edible skin. Zest is the grated outer peel of citrus fruits. Ziti is a tube-shaped pasta that is commonly served with light sauces or baked in casseroles. Zander is a white freshwater fish with large flakes.Full Answer >
Foods that start with the letter "R" are raspberries, Roquefort cheese, raisins and radishes. Other foods that begin with the letter "R" are radiccio, rabbit and rambutans.Full Answer >
Some foods that begin with the letter "x" include xanthan gum, which is an additive in foods, and xacuti, a chicken dish. Others are xia and xavier soup.Full Answer >