HERBS & SPICES

Herbs & Spices are an essential ingredient that is frequently overlooked when preparing a dish. Learn how herbs and spices work and how to add them to your meals.
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Herb Questions

Need answers to your herb questions? Learn about herbes de Provence, Chinese five spice powder, and using dried herbs in place of fresh herbs. See how to make your own herbs and check out recipes.

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  • 10 Essential Chinese Spices and Sauces

    10 Essential Chinese Spices and Sauces

    Some fans of Chinese food are content to stick with basic sauces and spices common to this type of cuisine. Others wish to branch out and try new flavors. Check out our list of 10 sauces and spices to suit both of these preferences. See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: The Ultimate Herbs and Spices Quiz

    Fact or Fiction: The Ultimate Herbs and Spices Quiz

    Herbs and spices complement your favorite dishes and rouse your senses. These added touches aren't just for the kitchen though: Many are used for medicinal or spiritual purposes. But how much do you really know about your favorite natural flavors? See more »

  • What's the difference between an herb and a spice?

    What's the difference between an herb and a spice?

    Meals would be pretty boring without the benefit of herbs and spices. But lest you think those are interchangeable terms, we're here to tell you they're definitely not. What's the difference between herbs and spices? See more »

  • Why does salt make you thirsty?

    Why does salt make you thirsty?

    Whether you're about to munch on some sodium-laden cured meats or a salty snack, go ahead and grab a big glass of water. Why does salt make you so thirsty? See more »

  • Basil Questions

    Basil Questions

    Basil is a key herb in pesto sauce. It can last up to five days, or can be dried or made into a paste and frozen for future use. Summer is the best time to buy fresh basil, because it is plentiful and cheap at farmers' markets. Read more about basil. See more »

  • Garlic Questions

    Garlic Questions

    Garlic is versatile and delicious. How do you store it and can you use it once you see green sprouts? Get your garlic questions answered and see recipe ideas with the help of this article. See more »

  • Herb Questions

    Herb Questions

    Need answers to your herb questions? Learn about herbes de Provence, Chinese five spice powder, and using dried herbs in place of fresh herbs. See how to make your own herbs and check out recipes. See more »

  • How to Plant and Store Garlic

    How to Plant and Store Garlic

    Sure, you could buy garlic at the store. But it's just as easy to grow your own, and it keeps for months. Find out how to plant, harvest and store garlic. See more »

  • Salt Questions

    Salt Questions

    Why do some dessert recipes call for salt? Is it really necessary to add the salt in there?. Discover answers to a variety of salt questions. This article sheds light on salt's use in desserts, salty soups, and reduced sodium foods. See more »

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