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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One of the most expensive spices in the world, cardamom is native to India, Bhutan and Nepal and has a rich, intoxicating flavor used in sweet and savory dishes and teas worldwide.
By Jeremy Glass
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What other spice can you name whose specific ingredients may vary?
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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?
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.
You may be familiar with the names of most of the herbs and spices on our list, but do you know which ones will accent a particular dish best, or better yet, which offer health benefits to you and your family?
Spices are an important part of cooking. It is spices that give dishes, like pumpkin pie, their flavor. By adding spices to your food, you can quickly and easily enhance your favorite recipe. Find answers to your spice questions in this article.
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