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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

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: 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....

Salt and Pepper: The Dynamic Duo

Salt and pepper: the bedrock of all Western cuisine. But just how did salt and pepper turn into the dynamic duo? Either spice could...

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...

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...

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...

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