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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...

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...

Early Misconceptions About Pepper

Though peppercorn’s march through Europe is well documented, the history of this spice in ancient Asia is less precise. While there is no doubt...

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...

The Shape of Garlic

The root of the word “garlic” is “gar”, an Old English word meaning “spear." When thinking about garlic, a spear might not be the...

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