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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 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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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