galangal vs. turmeric

Galangal Vs. Turmeric: SPICEography Showdown

Galangal and turmeric are two rhizomes in the Zingiberaceae family, which means that they are both related to ginger. Galangal and turmeric are both widely used in Asia and increasingly all over the world. You will need both spices if you want to make Authentic dishes from Southeast Asia and …

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tarragon vs. dill

Tarragon Vs. Dill: SPICEography Showdown

Dill and tarragon are two of the classic herbs and are each associated with several famous European dishes. Because of similarities in their flavor, they are commonly suggested as substitutes for each other but are they always perfectly interchangeable? Let’s answer that question by taking a closer look at how …

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Tarragon Vs. Thyme

Tarragon Vs. Thyme: SPICEography Showdown

Tarragon and thyme are both commonly used in French cooking. They show up in many dishes together. How similar are they? Is tarragon a good thyme replacement and vice versa? Let’s take a closer look at these two herbs in this edition of SPICEography Showdown. How does tarragon differ from …

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basil vs cilantro

Basil Vs. Cilantro: SPICEography Showdown

Basil and cilantro are two popular culinary herbs in North America, Asia, and many parts of Europe. Both are widely available and have some flavor notes in common. If you are unfamiliar with these herbs or simply want to experiment, it is natural to wonder how basil and cilantro compare. …

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Basil Vs. Thai Basil

Basil Vs. Thai Basil: SPICEography Showdown

Basil is the herb that is sometimes called sweet basil (AKA Italian or Genovese basil) in much of the English-speaking world. Thai basil is a relative of basil that is a traditional staple herb in Southeast Asia, but that has become popular around the world as people become more aware …

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Rosemary Vs. Sage: SPICEography Showdown

Rosemary and sage are both members of the mint family. As such, they have a lot in common, including some elements of their flavor profiles and fragrances. They also have some major differences that keep them from being perfectly interchangeable and that you will need to consider before you choose …

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Oregano Vs. Parsley: SPICEography Showdown

Oregano and parsley are two of the most popular herbs in American cooking. Their major roles are the result of the huge influence Mediterranean immigrants have had on US food culture. While they are often recommended as substitutes for each other, they have less in common than you might think. …

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dried rosemary vs fresh

Dried Rosemary Vs. Fresh: SPICEography Showdown

Dried rosemary and fresh rosemary are two forms of the same pungent, resinous herb. Rosemary is a Mediterranean plant with narrow, needle-like leaves and that belongs to the same family as mint and thyme. If you want to learn more about how the dried herb compares to the fresh, read …

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