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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....

Salt and Pepper: The Dynamic Duo

Salt and pepper: the bedrock of all Western cuisine. But just how did salt and pepper turn into the dynamic duo? Either spice could...

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...

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....

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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