A pinch of this and that for the culinary crowd.
Compiled from staff and wire reports by Food Editor Heather McPherson.
Paprika par excellence
Smoked Spanish paprika has been praised by chefs and adventurous cooks alike. Recently, sweet and spicy versions of the spice started showing up in supermarkets, gourmet stores and the specialty foods section of wine and spirits stores. We found La Chinata brand at our favorite online source for Spanish ingredients, Tienda.com. Depending on the retail source and package size, the fragrant russet powder costs $5-$40.