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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 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...

Custom and Belief: Cinnamon in Religion and Folklore

Though now used in every grandma’s kitchen, cinnamon was once the mystery of the Orient. As with many other spices, the ancient’s curiosity only...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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