Everything Bagel Seasoning

Everything Bagel Seasoning: A New York City Spice Blend

Everything bagel seasoning refers to the blends of seeds and other toppings applied to the exterior of everything bagels. Everything bagel seasoning is responsible for the complex savory flavor of everything bagels, which may be the most popular bagel variety. Everything bagels are relatively new to the scene. While there …

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Cinnamon Sugar

Cinnamon Sugar: A Sweet Spice Blend

Cinnamon sugar is a blend of ground cinnamon and granulated sugar. It can be made with true cinnamon — also known as Ceylon cinnamon — or cassia cinnamon. Its traditional use is as a topping for sweet pastries and bread. Cinnamon sugar has been around since the 19th century. While …

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Hawaij: The Yemeni Spice Blend

Hawaij refers to either of two spice blends traditionally used in Yemeni cuisine but now have growing reputations elsewhere.  Hawaij has its roots in the spice trade that brought spices from the Far East to the Middle East, Africa, and beyond. Yemen was one of the important stops along the …

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Advieh: A Distinctly Persian Flavor

Advieh (Also called adwiya) is a Persian spice mix that (like many spice blends) has been likened to India’s garam masala. The word advieh translates simply to “spice,” and an advieh blend may contain multiple or just one in some cases. As with the many spice blends that have been around long …

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Chervil_Fines Herbes

Fines Herbes: Four Of Provence’s Best Herbs

Fines herbes — or fine herbs — is the term for a set of lightly flavored herbs from Provence, France. Not only do the residents of Provence enjoy mild weather and seafood, but their cooking style is heavily influenced by the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The Ancient Greeks made …

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Malaysian curry powder

Malaysian Curry Powder: A Multicultural Curry Blend

As with Jamaican and Madras curry powders, Malaysian curry powder is another variant of Indian spice blends like garam masala. Malaysia is home to numerous ethnic groups and has been influenced by many different cultures at various points in its history. Along with colonization by the British, there has been …

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Japanese curry powder

Japanese Curry Powder: Japanese Tastes With A British Touch

Curry powder is a British invention, not an Indian, even though it is made with Indian spices. It was through the British that the Japanese were introduced to curry. Contact between the two cultures occurred at the start of the 19th century, when Japan was reopened to the world after …

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Charcoal Seasoning

Charcoal Seasoning: A Dark Spice Blend From The South

Charcoal seasoning is a simple spice blend consisting of activated charcoal, MSG, and a handful of basic seasonings like onion powder and garlic powder. Charcoal seasoning blends often contain salt as well. The activated charcoal in charcoal seasoning typically lists bone char, olive pits and coconut shells among its ingredients. …

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