Spices A to Z
Here you will find what you need to know about a particular spice. Just click to learn about flavors, textures, best storage practices, as well as reported health benefits. Many spices have a history that’s as rich and unusual as their flavor. So keep an eye out and you will find some unusual stories mixed in the list. And don’t worry, we kept it short (mostly) and easy to read (definitely).
How to Use The Spices
Spices are listed alphabetically. Find the one that interests you and click. Each page is divided into sections called: The Basics, The Flavor, The Form, Interesting Stories, and Health Benefits. Scroll further to check out a recipe featuring that particular spice under the section called, Try It!”
This guide is in the perpetual expansion phase so visit often as more spices are added.
Asafoetida–The world’s smelliest spice.
Cardamom — the new cinnamon.
Charnushka – Another name for nigella
Chinese 5 Spice
Cilantro — fresh & bright or soapy stinkbug?
Cinnamon — Two versions of this ancient spice.
Coriander — This spice grew in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Curry – A spice blend. Green, hot, sweet–which one suits you?
Garam Masala -A spice blend
Ginger — Ground, crystallized, pickled, preserved, stewed, or juiced.
Nigella – Want a secret ingredient stump your guests? Nigella is it.
Ras el Hanout – A North African spice blend
Saffron – The world’s most expensive spice complete with a 4000 year history.
Salt — Think salt is boring? You need to check this out.
Vanilla –Make your own vanilla extract. It takes 5 minutes.