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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

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....

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...

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...

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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