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Here at The Spice Academy, we believe in the power of flavor. We want you to believe, too!

We feature a new spice every month. We pack our website with invaluable information about that spice’s history, suggested flavor combinations, and of course, scrumptious recipes.

The history of humanity is the history of spices. They are inseparable! Allow that connection to inspire you as you employ new, extraordinary flavors in your cooking.

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HISTORY

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...

Nutmeg: A Very Brief History

Nutmeg has a long and turbulent history throughout both Asia and Europe. One of the longest histories with nutmeg starts in China. According to...

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...

Myth and Mystery: On the Origins of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is found everywhere in Classical Europe. Despite its expense, it was widely used throughout ancient Rome. Most of their homes burnt incense, including...

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...

Peppercorn: A Very Brief History

Peppercorn, or “black pepper,” comes from the fruit of the piper nigrum and is one of the founding ingredients of the Western spice trade....

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