Allspice and nutmeg are often paired with each other. You may see them showing up together a lot in both savory and sweet recipes. The fact that both get used in the same dish along with the fact that they have certain flavor similarities can lead to some confusion if you are not familiar with these two spices. If you want to know exactly how allspice differs from nutmeg and the best way to use each of them, the SPICEography Showdown below is for you. Take a look at allspice vs. nutmeg.
It can be easy to confuse paprika with chili powder, especially if you are in the habit of grabbing and opening spice jars based on the color of the contents instead of what is on the labels. They both have a similar deep red color and may even have a similar smell depending on which types you are using. There are a few differences along with those similarities. Below is a look at how they compare to each other.
Herbes de Provence and Italian seasoning are two blends of European herbs that not only include some of the same herbs, but they also come from the same general part of Europe. Both the Provence region and Italy are known for their rich culinary histories that feature classic dishes that are still popular today. Each of the herbes in these blends is well known for its own unique flavor profile that blends well with the other components in each mix. How similar is herbes de Provence to Italian seasoning? If you wanted to, could you swap them? We will consider these questions in another SPICEography Showdown.
Vanilla powder and vanilla extract offer two ways to add vanilla flavor to desserts, beverages, and pastries. While they are both effective, they do not have exactly the same characteristics. In the SPICEography Showdown below, we compare them so that you can decide which is right for your application.
Cream of tartar and baking powder have a lot in common; you should have them both on hand if you bake pastries regularly. While these two ingredients do share some of the same properties, there are some significant differences between them and the ways that they are used. Read on to see how cream of tartar and baking powder compare to each other.
As products of the same plant, cacao nibs and cacao powder have a lot in common. The Theobroma cacao tree from which both of them come has been cultivated for thousands of years. Both are nutrient-dense and provide the pure flavor of unprocessed chocolate, which means that they can be fairly bitter. Cacao nibs and powder both provide a range of health-enhancing benefits but despite their similarities, they are considerably different products with very different applications. If you are faced with making a choice between them, you will need to consider factors like the ways that they differ and the best ways to use each of them.
Sesame seeds are full of nutrients and add a significant amount of flavor in both Eastern and Western dishes. If you want to make sesame chicken or bake your own bagels, you may find yourself needing one or the other. If you are unfamiliar with either type, you may be wondering whether they are interchangeable or just what their differences are. Is one better for some dishes than the other? We will answer that question and more in this SPICEography Showdown.
Vanilla powder and vanilla paste are two great ways to add vanilla flavor to dishes. What’s more, neither of them contains alcohol, which means that neither will give the alcoholic aftertaste that can come with vanilla extract. How do these two forms of vanilla compare to each other? How should you use them to get the most benefit from each? We will consider these questions and more in this SPICEography Showdown.