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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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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.


Why does ginger settle an upset stomach?

The same compounds responsible for ginger's potent taste and smell offer relief to gurgling digestive systems.

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?

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?

5 Superb Herbs

If you scratch your head over which herbs will best complement your dish; fret no more. Read up on these five superb herbs and get some new recipes here.

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.

Spice Pictures

Spice pictures will delight you with brilliant colors and aromas from around the world. Check out our spice album and learn how to flavor your food.

Culinary Herb Pictures

Culinary herb pictures will introduce you to the world of cooking from your backyard tactics. Explore our culinary herb pictures and learn more.

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.

What is Parsley?

Flat-leaf parsley, Italian parsley, Chinese parsley, and cilantro - what is the difference? Read this article to find out the answer to all of your parsley questions.

What is a Sprig?

A sprig is a small piece of an herb used in cooking. Sprigs add a wonderful flavor to cooked dishes, but you should remove the sprig after cooking. Learn more about sprigs here.