The five essential additions to your 2021 pantry

Just over a decade ago Good Food launched Brain Food to answer your vexing culinary questions. Since then, Richard Cornish has answered more than 2500 queries.
But we're putting those questions on the pantry shelf for a while to focus on ingredients.
Barely a day goes by on the internet without a new list of "it" ingredients that will change our cooking, our health and our eating enjoyment.
But are they worth the hype, and what exactly do you do with them?
We would like to know as much as you would. So every week we'll be demystifying Davidson's plum, pondering over ponzu, researching rosewater and exploring other ingredients.
Here are five we think deserve to be in your pantry right now.
As always, drop us a line about ingredients you're curious about.

Clockwise from left: Kimchi, togarashi, chickpea flour, zaatar and seaweed.