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Fostering Youth Food Education with Pilot Light

Fostering Youth Food Education with Pilot Light

The Spice House has always strived to make a positive impact for our customers and their surrounding communities. That’s why we’re...
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Nutmeg

What is Nutmeg?

A few passes over a spice grater and nutmeg releases an irresistibly warm and sweet aroma that is perfect for cakes, pies, and spirited drinks.
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The Marnotos of Olhão

The Marnotos of Olhão

Portuguese microbiologists are reviving the lost art of handcrafted sea salt. In the salt marshes of Olhão, on the southern coast of Portugal’s Algarve region, salt workers known as “Marnotos"...
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Kosher Salt Substitute

Kosher Salt Substitute

Kosher salt was named due to the use by practicing Jews to dry brine meats. Kosher salt doesn’t have any...
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Spice Spotlight: Chili Powder

Spice Spotlight: Chili Powder

The spice nomenclature surrounding chili is confusing. In the United States, we recognize a clear difference between the two spellings of chile and chili. Chile refers to actual chile peppers...
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Good Soups for Bad Weather

Good Soups for Bad Weather

It’s crummy outside, and there’s a block of soup stock in my freezer that’s begging to be let out. Cold weather deserves hot soup, and hot soup deserves flavorful herbs and spices...
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Well-Seasoned Cocktails

Well-Seasoned Cocktails

To compliment the gin, I created a cardamom-ginger simple syrup. The syrup is sweet, tart, and has a fresh menthol flavor thanks to our aromatic green cardamom pods...
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Your Thanksgiving Turkey Questions Answered

Your Thanksgiving Turkey Questions Answered

Thanksgiving is about getting together with family, spending time with loved ones, celebrating all of the things we have to...
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Spice Spotlight: Cinnamon

Spice Spotlight: Cinnamon

What Is Cinnamon? Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of Cinnamomum trees, where the bark is stripped from the tree...
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Ginger Substitute

Ginger Substitute

Ground ginger is the perfect way to add a zing to almost anything. Most dried ginger in the U.S. comes from India, but the highest quality ginger actually comes from China.
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Spotlight: Grains of Paradise

Spotlight: Grains of Paradise

In the Middle Ages, traders sold Grains of Paradise to compete with black pepper since it was a less expensive alternative to the pricey peppercorn. Spice traders told buyers in Europe...
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Saffron Afternoon with Julia Child

Saffron Afternoon with Julia Child

Julia Child has garnished the Spice House with her presence a few times. one of my favorite experiences was during a cooking class at Ecole de Cuisine, a Milwaukee area culinary school...
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