Indian cuisine makes frequent use of different types of masala powders. "Masala" simply means "blend of spices," and a masala powder is the ground powder of a whole spice mixture. Let's take a look at the top 15 most important masala powders in Indian cuisine.
Any food prepared with rosemary is a comfort food. It has a distinct flavor with a calming essence. Find out more about the history and nutritional value of this herb, and try the recipe at the end.
When did vanilla become synonymous with bland and boring? Let's learn its history and how to use it in innovative ways (no cupcakes).
Peruse this list of 25 common edible flowers to see if any grow in your garden. This includes videos, gorgeous images, nutritional information, and recipe links.
Juniper grows in abundance in many parts of the country. They can be used in cooking as well as in natural remedies. Learn what they are good for and how to dry them at home.
Furloughed chef? Working from home? If you're a foodie at home with a lot more time on your hands, why not take the opportunity to incorporate some new flavors into your cooking? These four rare, exotic spices have a lot to offer, and I guarantee you'll be the only person you know who uses them.
Star anise is a delicious spice with a strong licorice taste. It's a great flavor-enhancer for sweet and savory foods. Choosing the right type is important for safety.
This easy dry rub recipe is great for all your bbq fish and is especially good with salmon and arctic char. Get ready for summer bbq season and perfect grilled fish.
Cajun seasoning originated in Louisiana where delicious Cajun cuisine is popular. In this article, I'll tell you how to use it, what some of the best brands are, and how to whip up your own homemade blend.
Mint spreads out and graces our gardens all summer long. From mint juleps to garnishing iced sun tea and salads, mint helps us celebrate these longer days and sultry nights by adding a cooling touch to all the foods and drinks we set out on our tables.
Does a shaker of cayenne pepper linger in your pantry? Cayenne—a fiery red spice feared by many…until now. With a bit of history and a few recipes I can help you warm up to cayenne.
Learn what separates coriander from cilantro. Also included are a few unexpected applications of the coriander plant. Learn when was it first found and where is it from, and enjoy a quick and simple spicy harissa recipe as a bonus!
For the freshest herbs and spices, I go at Penzeys, a Wisconsin-based shop with locations in 30 states in the U.S. If you are not in one of the states in which they operate, check out their catalog sales.
This is a quick, step-by-step guide for harvesting and storing basil, oregano, cilantro, mint, parsley, rosemary, thyme, sage, and chives with pictures.
Turmeric tantalizes our taste buds but can it heal our bodies, as well? Let’s examine the history of this golden spice, its medicinal uses, and how to include it in our diets.