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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.

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HISTORY

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...

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...

Beyond Black Pepper

Peppercorn, or piper nigrum, was once known as “black gold”. But the name is rather deceiving. Though even the nigrum of piper nigrum means...

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...

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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