ABOUT US

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.

Join The Spice Academy Today!

HISTORY

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...

The Banda Islands and the Spice Race

With Europe tearing itself to pieces over nutmeg plague cures, 17th century merchants made unbelievable profits off the spice. Their stock flew off their...

Nutmeg: What Is It?

Nutmeg, or Myristica fragrans, comes from the seed of a tropical evergreen tree. It is native to the Banda Islands, located in the Maluku...

Peppercorn FAQ

What is a peppercorn? A true peppercorn is the dried berry of Piper nigrum. Three of the peppers in our blend--the black, green, and white...

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...

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....

LATEST ARTICLES