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SPICE + SEASONINGS PRIMERS

Here we will compile some informational deep dives into some spice and seasoning specfics. Our first foray was into chronicling cacao, cacao/cocoa confusions, hot chocolate and what spices could possibly make this sweet treat better. Later we explored our gourmet French sea salt line, and lastly we've wrangled some cardamom information for you to peruse.


the color of flavor
Depending on the variety of paprika - and if it's smoked - you'll encounter earthy, fruity, and often smoky notes in varying degrees. Here's a guide to navigating this colorful flavor enhancer.
a spice primer - by Rena Sak:
Turmeric has an earthy, woody, and slightly floral flavor that serves well in complex blends where it can bring other flavors together.
a spice primer - by Rena Sak:
Ginger's main flavor compound is a chemical that creates an illusion of heat. Think of it as more of a sensation, with some flavorful notes on top.
a spice primer:
The majority of Himalayan Salt comes from the Khewra Salt Mine nestled in the westernmost foothills of the Himalayas in Pakistan.
a spice primer:
Peppercorns are captivating orbs of flavor; they have a storied history and an undeniable allure in the culinary world.
a spice primer:
Natural food coloring powders are an excellent way to add vibrant hues to your dishes without resorting to artificial dyes.
a spice primer:
Despite its ubiquity in many western cultures, there is no one universal formula for a "mulled spice mix."
a spice primer:
The name is a bit of a misnomer. That is, despite the blanket name, pumpkin pie spice does not contain pumpkin.
a spice primer:
If cardamom doesn't already reside in your spice cabinet, it's time to roll out the red carpet for the Queen of Spices.
a spice primer:
Fleur de Sel is a finishing salt-sprinkle these gourmet flakes on your dishes just before serving.
a spice primer:
The ubiquity of hot chocolate in winter has done nothing to lessen our desire for the sweet treat.