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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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