See how this funny-looking root is used to give complex flavor and a little heat to so many foods, from stir-fries to cookies and cakes, even ginger ale. In addition to its gentle bite, ginger also has floral and citrusy notes. Use it fresh or dried. In this video, you’ll see how to handle fresh ginger, including the best way to peel the skin. You’ll also get the ratio for converting fresh ginger to dry ginger. See more about Ginger.