Once upon a time, 1 pound of nutmeg was valued as more than 7 oxen, was worthy of employing 10,000 soldiers and a 200-ship armada, and was "justification" for the slaughter of thousands.
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.
A spice pairing guide for creating delicious dishes for a healthier diet. Includes popular spices in international cuisine!
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.
Cloves, the spice of mulled cider, cookies, and fruitcake, is another flavor of Christmas. Allow me to share with you a bit of history about this spice and some recipes that will last all year long.
In this world, there is no other aroma, flavor, or color like saffron, but what sets it apart from all other spices is how it is harvested. Learn the history of this “red gold” and how to use it in your kitchen.
Every cook should be armed with his own stash of spices. Spices add flavor and excitement to dishes and when cleverly used, can bring out the best of flavors in the food. This article details ten basic spices every cook should have on hand.
Paprika wasn't an exotic spice of the Far East. It originated in the New World, was introduced to Europe and then spread to Asia. More than a pretty garnish, it's used in many dishes. Recipes here!
Garlic chutney powder (dry chutney) is one of the best condiments you can think of. It is delicious as well as nutrient-rich. This spicy, pungent side dish enhances the taste of your meal.
Making your own spice mixes is a quick and easy way to stock your home with your favorite spices without all of the extra ingredients you'll find at the store. I love either growing or buying my own fresh veggies and dehydrating them at home for fresh spices in my cupboard when I need them.
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.
Indian cuisine incorporates a variety of aromatic spices. The spices are used in abundance in Indian curries, bringing rich flavors to the meal.
Spicy chutney powders make a yummy side dish. You can make these powders, and they stay fresh for months. This roasted split chickpea and white lentil dry chutney is very tasty and aromatic.
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.
Use spices you have on hand to make your own spice mixes. It's economical and easy using this handy reference guide featuring popular seasoning blend recipes.