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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

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....

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....

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....

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...

Garlic: A Very Brief History

In a world filled with cinnamon, saffron, and cardamom, garlic is... more provincial. As Don Quixote affirmed, “Don’t eat garlic or onions, so people...

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...

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