Mar 13, 2008
My Favorite Spices
Spices are such a beautiful thing. And for anyone wanting to learn about all the amazing spices the world has to offer I would have to tell you to run out and buy "The Spice and herb bible" by: Robert Rose. This guide not only tells you what each one taste like and will pair well with but it also has the name of the spice in all languages, recipes, history and much much more. Worth the money you spend trust me.
Now let me go on to tell you that I came from a mother who's idea of spices were salt and pepper so if I can learn everything that I know oh trust me you can as well. I have became slightly obsessed with spices and actually use cabinet's to store them. Yes, I did say cabinet's lol. Each country has their on main spices that they use but the spices that I use mainly are Middle Eastern, Indian and African. I will now list my top ten list for my spices and the list anyone who wants to pick up my recipes should have.
1. green cardamom pods
3. ground cardamom
5. curry powder
8. dried lemon
Also, please see my spice mix ingredients to make your own spices for certain countries these are key and instead of adding several you can just make a jar and use what you need.