Category Archives: Spices

Basic information about flavor profiles as related to spices and herbs, fresh, dried and sometimes in liquid (sauce) forms.

Spices: What’s in there ? Teriyaki

Teriyaki This is No. 7 in our series of discovery about Combination Spices. In this edition we’ll take a look at the specific ingredients and flavor profiles in the  combination that, when put together, make up the flavoring ingredient commercially marketed … Continue reading

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Spices: What’s in There ? Creole Seasoning

This is No. 6 in our series of discovery about Combination Spices In this edition: Creole Seasoning. Like Cajun, Creole Seasoning is not only used as a seasoning for soups and stews, it is also known to noteworthy chefs in the Mississippi Delta … Continue reading

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Spices: What’s In There? Cajun Seasoning

This is No. 5 in our series of discovery about Combination Spices In this edition: Cajun Seasoning. Not only used as a seasoning for soups and stews, Cajun seasoning is known to noteworthy chefs in the Mississippi Delta  and Louisiana as a great rub … Continue reading

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Spices: What’s In There? Italian Seasoning

This is N0. 4 in our combination spices series:  Italian Seasoning Yes, we sometimes need authentic goodness in a hurry.  Those times when we don’t have time to sort through jar after jar, or bag after bag of dried herbs … Continue reading

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Spices: What’s In There? Herbs d’ Provence

Herbs d’ Provence: This is No. 3 in our series of discovery about Combination Spices. In this edition we’ll take a look at the specific flavor profiles in the spice combinations that make up Herbs d’ Provence. Herbs d’ Provence: Say what you … Continue reading

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Spices: What’s in There? Chinese Five Spice

This is No. 2 in our series of discovery about Combination Spices. In this edition we’ll take a look at the specific flavor profiles in the spice combinations that, when put together, make up the spice commercially marketed as Chinese Five Spice. … Continue reading

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Spices: What’s in There? Curry (Curry Powder)

This is the first in a series of discovery about Combination Spices that seriously busy cooks have come to depend upon.  It’s always good to know how to get there from scratch, “just in case”. Let’s take a look at … Continue reading

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About Spices: Part II PEPPERS

Peppers The following is not meant to be a complete analysis or guide to peppers, but is intended to be a quick summary of some facts about their differences which may help in deciding their best usage as adaptation is … Continue reading

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About Spices

About Spices I recently had a personal conversation with a friend, Karen, who expressed an interest in understanding spices and seasonings better, so consider this commentary a starter conversation on the subject.  We’ll do research, we’ll share thoughts and in … Continue reading

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