Photo: Frances Janisch
KitchenDaily expert Gail Simmons loves ginger, the rhizome (underground stem) of the plant Zingiber officiale. She's created a sweet dessert that showcases its spicy, zingy flavor: Ginger Panna Cotta. Don't be intimidated by the term "panna cotta" -- it just means "cooked cream." To make this elegant dessert, she infuses the cream with flavor (in this case, ginger, lemon, and vanilla) and then uses gelatin to set it.