The Essential Spices Collection

These are the 24 essential spices we recommend for every kitchen. A collection of common spices is the perfect house warming gift. It is also a good buy for serious cooks who appreciate fresh spices. Toss everything from the 1980s and start fresh! Free shipping is included, of course.
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If we were stranded on a desert island, we would need these spices. The half cup jars fit in our handmade 24-jar wooden spice rack, which is sold separately. If you like your existing spice storage containers, then order the bag option and save $20.

BASIL, SWEET CALIFORNIA
With its fresh, sweet flavor, basil is the one of most popular herbs in the country. This aromatic dried sweet basil herb is delicious in Italian and French cooking, especially in combination with tomatoes and garlic.

BAY LEAVES, TURKISH WHOLE
These leaves have a milder, but more complex flavor than that of domestic bay. They add a subtly sweet astringency to dishes. Just one or two are needed to heighten the flavor of a whole pot roast, stew or soup.

CHILES, CAYENNE GROUND PEPPER
Hitting the charts at 40,000 Scoville Heat Units, our cayenne pepper is extremely hot! A little bit adds a fiery kick to any dish, enhancing other savory flavors without overwhelming them.

CELERY SEED, WHOLE
Whole celery seed is used in coleslaw and potato salad. It has an earthy, savory taste that brings out the flavors of potatoes, meats, and vegetables.

CHILES, CRUSHED RED
Our crushed red pepper flakes have a medium heat without being overwhelming. They are often used as a table condiment, adding a pleasant heat and attractive appearance to any dish.

CHILI POWDER, MILD
Chili powder has many applications. We use ancho chile as the base for this mild chili powder because of its sweet, rich flavor and lovely deep maroon color, and build up the flavor with cumin, garlic, and Mexican oregano.

CINNAMON, GROUND SAIGON
By far our most popular cinnamon, we are proud of its strong, spicy, sweet flavor. This finely ground powder has an unbelievably high 5-7% oil content, for a flavor that will dominate in any recipe. Prefect for cinnamon rolls!

CORIANDER, GROUND MOROCCAN
Coriander has a sweet, pleasant flavor with a hint of lemon. Ground coriander seed is easy to add to rice dishes, meat rubs, and breads.

CUMIN, GROUND INDIAN
Aromatic and earthy, ground cumin is an essential flavor in Latin cooking, and frequently used in Indian curries and rice dishes. We grind our cumin weekly in small batches for a rich, pungent flavor that will bring out the best in your chilies, roasts, stews, and more.

CURRY POWDER, SWEET
Sweet curry powder is by far the most popular of our curries. It will give you a wide range of flavors without too much heat. This curry powder spice has a rich, balanced flavor that's perfect in any recipe calling for curry powder.

DILL WEED
Dill weed is a popular herb that gives dishes a bright, tasty flavor. It is popular in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, and commonly used in Mediterranean, Persian and some Southeast Asian cuisines.

FENNEL SEEDS, WHOLE
Fennel seed has sweet, grassy flavor with delicate notes of anise and licorice. These whole seeds add wonderful pops of flavor to Italian sausage, and are sometimes chewed after meals to sweeten breath.

GARLIC, GRANULATED POWDER
Granulated garlic powder is the most commonly used and is usually what recipes are asking for when they call for garlic powder. It takes around 20 minutes of cooking to release the full flavor of this granulated garlic, yet is fine enough that a garlicky taste emerges in a much shorter time.

GINGER, GROUND
Ginger root has a sharply sweet, warm flavor that’s called for in both sweet and savory recipes around the world. We grind our ginger root weekly in small batches, for the ultimate fresh flavor and sweet, lemony aroma.

ITALIAN HERB BLEND
Full of the clean, bright flavors of tangy oregano, sweet basil, and rich, earthy thyme and rosemary, this all-purpose herb blend is perfect for any Italian dish. The sweet balanced flavor of these herbs is any easy way to bring Mediterranean flavor to pastas, soups, sauces, and vinaigrettes.

MUSTARD POWDER, MEDIUM
If you're looking for a substitute for Colman's English mustard, this dry mustard powder is the one for you.

Granulated onion is a convenient way to add wonderful onion flavor to any dish. Sweet and pungent, onion powder is perfect in dips, dressings, rubs, and sauces.

Oregano is among the most popular herbs in the world. It has a bright, tangy, lemony flavor that’s essential to Italian and Greek cooking, but the most common use for it in the US is as a seasoning for pizza.

PAPRIKA, HUNGARIAN SWEET
Sweet Hungarian paprika has a fruity, sweet pepper flavor without heat - it's not just a pretty garnishing color! The rich earthy taste of this Hungarian sweet paprika is ideal for Eastern European favorites like goulash or chicken paprikash, or sprinkle onto deviled eggs or potato salad.

PEPPERCORNS, BLACK TELLICHERRY
Considered the finest pepper in the world, these extra-large berries come from the Malabar coast of India. They’re left on the vine longer than most pepper, so they develop a deep, rich flavor.

ROSEMARY, CRACKED NEEDLES
Cracked rosemary packs all of the punch of fresh rosemary. Better still, its smaller pieces are not abrasive to the palate.

SAGE, RUBBED
This sage has all the flavor of the broken leaf, minus the inconvenience of the larger particulates. It can be added directly to sauces, rubs, and stews without having to strain it. Be sure to use a light hand though, as a little of our freshly dried rubbed sage goes a long way.

French Select Thyme has a fresh, smooth aroma and lovely deep green color, and is a nice herb for everyday cooking. With a softer leaf and sweeter flavor than our Mediterranean Thyme, this product comes highly recommended by Spice House staff.

Essential to curry powder, turmeric spice is a member of the ginger family. Turmeric powder has a light, musky flavor and brilliant golden-orange color, for which it is famous throughout the world.

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