Spice Cuisine: English Spices and Seasonings

English cuisine is the butt of many a bad food joke, and not without some truth. But some of our ultimate comfort foods trace their roots to hearty English fare, and modern English cooking embraces quality ingredients and diverse ethnic influences. From spotted dick and toad-in-the-hole to fry-ups and high tea, English food can be great with the right ingredients.

Turkish Bay Leaves, Whole or Powdered

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The flavor of these Turkish bay leaves is far milder and more complex than that of domestic bay; it adds a subtly sweet astringency to dishes. Only …

Beef Roast Seasoning

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Beef Roast Seasoning is one of our best blends for pot roast or other slow-cooked cuts of meat. It has a rich, savory taste that brings out the meat…

Cake Spice

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Cake Spice is an exotic sweet spice mix, similar to a traditional English baking spice blend. This all-purpose baking blend can be used in place of …

Ceylon "True" Cinnamon, Whole or Ground

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Cinnamomum zeylanicum These tightly-rolled quills are very delicate. They feel like parchment paper, which you can break apart with your fingertips…

Coriander Seeds, Whole Or Ground

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Coriander is a pleasantly sweet spice with a lemony top note. It is commonly used in chili and curry dishes. The coriander plant produces both a spic…

English Prime Rib Rub

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Delicious seasoning crusts for prime rib, pork roast and hamburgers start with this blend of spices. This is our version of a popular celery and oni…

Horseradish Powder

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Add horseradish powder to any sauce and give it a sharp zippy flavor. The volatile oils which give horseradish its pungent nature are quite simila…

Lavender Flower Buds, Food Grade

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Lovely, floral lavender is a unique ingredient to use in baking. You may choose to use these lavender flower buds in cooking or in a potpourri craft…

Lemon Peel Zest

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Lemon Peel is an intensely flavored dehydrated lemon zest that will save you time in your baking activities. It is the dehydrated zest of the lemon;…

Mulling Spices for Apple Cider and Wine

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Mulled Wine Spice adds a spicy flavor to any hot drink, be it wine, grog, tea, or cider. Whenever we mix up this blend, we think of the angel in "I…

Yellow Mustard Powder, Regular

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This regular mustard powder has a bit of heat. This would be the mustard powder most similar to the English Coleman's mustard. Use mustard powder to…

Yellow Mustard Seed, Regular

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Yellow mustard seeds, Brassica alba , are commonly used in European and American cooking. This is the type called for in most pickling and canning r…

Nutmeg, Whole Or Ground

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Nutmeg has a flavor that is quite strong. In small amounts, it blends in with great subtlety. You will find it called for in many vegetable recipes …

Poppy Seed, Dutch Blue, Whole or Ground

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Dutch blue poppy seed is useful for baking bread. This high-quality Holland, A-1 Extra Fancy poppy seed has become increasingly difficult to find in…

Pot Herbs Soup Blend

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Pot herbs is a traditional French soup herb mixture. This spice blend for soup stock is named for the large soup cauldron into which this combinatio…

Rose Water

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Rose water is currently enjoying a surge in popularity. It is used in many Mediterranean and Indian dessert dishes. This rose water is called for in…

Superior Grade Spanish Saffron

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Although other substitutes can provide a rich golden color, saffron has a distinctive flavor for which there simply is no substitute. Most recipes …

Sage, Broken Leaf or Rubbed Powder

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Sage has a very pungent flavor, requiring only small quantities for good seasoning. Sage is most popularly used in turkey stuffing, although stuffing…

Maldon English Sea Salt Flakes

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Maldon English Sea Salt is a fabulous pure crystal salt. It comes from Essex, which is located in Southeastern England. This fine salt is harvested …

Spearmint Leaves, Organic

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Spearmint is the most popular mint used for cooking. Mint has been a valued plant since the ancient world. In mythology, a nymph named Mentha caugh…