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HISTORY

Custom and Belief: Cinnamon in Religion and Folklore

Though now used in every grandma’s kitchen, cinnamon was once the mystery of the Orient. As with many other spices, the ancient’s curiosity only...

Cinnamon: A Very Brief History

Cinnamon was born in Asia. Where exactly in Asia is a little less clear. The species sold in modern markets have been around for...

The Shape of Garlic

The root of the word “garlic” is “gar”, an Old English word meaning “spear." When thinking about garlic, a spear might not be the...

Jamaican Pepper: Allspice

Allspice is not a true peppercorn. It comes from the berries of a evergreen tree native to the southern hemisphere. The trees are impressive—they...

Beyond Black Pepper

Peppercorn, or piper nigrum, was once known as “black gold”. But the name is rather deceiving. Though even the nigrum of piper nigrum means...

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