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Horseradish

The best versions of this simple condiment are bright and nose-tinglingly spicy. Don’t buy the wrong one.

What We Learned

Prepared horseradish is a potent source of flavor and heat. Just a tablespoon transforms mayonnaise into a special sauce and turns a bowl of ketchup into a tangy, spicy cocktail sauce. Horseradish gives Bloody Marys their trademark zip, and we wouldn’t serve prime rib and Yorkshire pudding without it. Each spring, horseradish is a must-have at Easter buffets and Passover seders alik...

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