VIDEO: 5 Ingredients You Should Be Cooking With

We caught up with Ryan Tate of the Michelin starred Le Restaurant and All Good Things to get his take on what ingredients he thinks home cooks should experiment with in their own kitchens.

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There are the typical items that everyone knows they should have in their kitchen: salt or sugar or perhaps even some lemons. But have you considered heirloom baboon lemons or seaweed?

We caught up with Ryan Tate of the Michelin starred Le Restaurant and All Good Things to get his take on what ingredients he thinks home cooks should be experimenting with in their own kitchens.

So why baboon lemons? According to Tate, their flavor is superior to typical grocery store lemons. He also suggests taking seaweed — “the new kale,” according to Tate — out of its typical Japanese food comfort zone and using it across a variety of dishes. He even has some thoughts on what the best hot sauce is (hint: like many of the finer foods out there these days, it’s made by a small batch producer in Brooklyn).

Learn more about all five of Tate’s recommended ingredients by watching the video.

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Ali Rosen is the Founder and Host of Potluck Video, a site for food, drink and travel videos. Prior to Potluck Video, Ali created The Daily Meal Video Network for TheDailyMeal.com. In this role she hosted, shot and edited over 900 videos including the series 'At the Chef's Table,' featuring in-depth interviews with chefs including Thomas Keller, Alain Ducasse and Rene Redzepi. Prior to The Daily Meal, Ali was an on-air reporter for NY1 and worked in production at NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams. She is originally from Charleston, SC but now calls New York home with her husband Daniel and dog Phoebe.