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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

Garlic: More Than a Flavor

According to floriography—the Victorian “language of flowers”—blooms of garlic mean “strength” and “courage”. And no, this does not refer to the plant’s strong smell....

The Four Cinnamons

Cinnamon is everywhere, from chewing gum to Christmas candles. And as with gum and candles, cinnamon is valued for its taste and for its...

Garlic: The Scent and Stink

“And most dear actors, eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath.” When Shakespeare wrote this in A Midsummer Night’s...

Pepper In Asia

When people think of Chinese cuisine, they often think of Sichuan peppercorn. However, Sichuan pepper is in no way related to the black peppercorn....

FREE ISSUE of LearnToSpice

To better see what you can expect each month, take a look at our FREE special edition of LearnToSpice: Garlic! Click anywhere on the magazine...

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...

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