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Spice Spotlights: Nutrition, Facts & Origins

Spices tell a story. Here we follow flavors towards new cooking creations by focusing on a singular spice.

Spice Spotlight: Cocoa

Spice Spotlight: Cocoa

From a child’s birthday cake to an Aztec emperor’s goblet of cocoa, who could deny themselves chocolate? Cocoa has come...
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Spotlight: Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles

Spotlight: Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles

Tucked away in the mountains of northeastern Oaxaca, you’ll find one of the rarest heirloom chile peppers in the world. The Pasilla de Oaxaca chile is a deliciously smoky and sweet...
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Spice Spotlight: Ancho Chiles

Spice Spotlight: Ancho Chiles

Ancho chiles are a stepping stone into Mexican cuisine’s deep flavors and storied traditions. Their rich, mild, and sweet flavors form the foundation of countless salsas, stews, moles, and meat marinades.
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Merguez Sausage Seasoning & Recipes

Merguez Sausage Seasoning & Recipes

When a local butcher asked about spices for making Merguez lamb sausages, we got excited.
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Spice Spotlight: Bay Leaves

Spice Spotlight: Bay Leaves

From mentions in the first century Roman cookbook Apicius, to the dog-eared recipe cards in your grandmother’s cupboard, bay leaves are an indispensable ingredient in the kitchen.
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Fine ground and coarse ground Himalayan Pink rock salt for sale.

Spotlight: Himalayan Pink Salt

A pinch of this pink salt will make meat taste meatier, vegetables more savory, and turn a slice of watermelon into a delightful surprise.
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Broken leaf Mexican oregano in a wooden bowl.

Spice Spotlight: Mexican Oregano

Mexican oregano is stronger than its Greek doppelgänger and less sweet. It is a robust additive that adds a perky top note to many dishes. You can add it to salsas, guacamole, stews, soups...
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A large spoonful of gorgeous Hungarian sweet Paprika pouring into a bowl.

Spice Spotlight: Paprika

Paprika is not just for garnish. Learn about authentic paprika and the best ways to use it in your cooking.
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What is Pumpkin Pie Spice?

What is Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Autumn’s brisk air carries aromas of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, mace, and ginger—the essential pumpkin pie spice ingredients.
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Glass jar of freshly ground dried ginger root in a pretty ceramic bowl with measuring spoons.

Spice Spotlight: Ginger

From Moscow Mules to Moroccan Stewed Beef, ginger is a well traveled spice. The redolent rhizome has ridden camels over mountains and sailed boats across oceans, enhancing the flavors of every curry, stew, jam, chutney, pickle, pie, cake, and cookie along the way.
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Black Kampot peppercorns in a ceramic dish and wooden spoon.

Spice Spotlight: Kampot Peppercorns

The southwestern province of Kampot lies at the foothills of the Dâmrei Mountains, where the warm, humid weather, elevation, and quartz-rich soil create goldilocks pepper farming conditions.
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Premium Afghani saffron threads sitting in a wooden bowl ready for cooking.

What is Saffron?

Saffron’s crimson threads have been weaving a fabric of culture, cuisine, and history for millennia. While north Italian risottos and...
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