Great ingredients make for great meals. Whenever you can, use the highest quality supplies for your recipes. The flavor difference will always come through in your finished dish.
If there is an ingredient that you are not familiar with, check our Ingredient section. There are pages and pages of information about the ingredients used in my recipes.
Most chili oil available is made with either peanut or sesame oil. Many of the items imported from Asia are not well labeled. Given that this oil is very spicy (I repeat, VERY SPICY), you won't be using enough of it to matter whether it is a perfectly healthy oil or not.