White Pepper Vs. Black Pepper: SPICEography Showdown

Black Pepper Vs. White Pepper

Pepper is the most popular spice in the world and was so prized at one point in history that it was actually used as currency. In fact, European explorers were primarily seeking pepper when they found their way to the new world. Both white and black peppers come from the same plant and both are useful seasonings. In order to use these spices effectively, it is important to know how they differ in terms of appearance and flavor. Let’s breakdown the similarities and differences in another SPICEography Showdown.

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Garlic Powder Vs. Garlic: SPICEography Showdown

Garlic Powder Vs Garlic

Garlic is one of the most popular and commonly-used ingredients in kitchens all over the world. It’s also one ingredient that a lot of chefs have strong, passionate opinions on when it comes to the question of how garlic powder should be used.

Many chefs and culinary hobbyists have a purist view on garlic, refusing to cook with anything but fresh garlic cloves. However, garlic powder does have a place in the kitchen. Before you dismiss garlic powder as inferior, let’s take a closer look at these ingredients so you can decide for yourself whether or not to stock your kitchen with both fresh cloves and garlic powder. What are the similarities? What are the differences? Let’s take a look.

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Turmeric Vs. Cumin: SPICEography Showdown

Turmeric

Popular curry spices go head-to-head…

Over the past several years, Westerners have begun to sit up and take notice of herbs, spices and seasonings that have been used in other parts of the world for thousands of years. Two spices of particular interest are turmeric and cumin. Ethnic foods like curry dishes continue to rise in popularity, with more and more people cooking up their own homemade curries. Both turmeric and cumin lend their characteristic flavors and heat to these dishes.

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Rosemary Vs. Thyme: SPICEography Showdown

Rosemary vs Thyme

Sure they’re paired in a famous Simon and Garfunkel album

And rosemary and thyme are both very popular in the spice rack, but how much do you know about their similarities and differences? How different do they taste? Do they provide similar health benefits? Can one even substitute for the other in a pinch? You’ll learn all this and more in another SPICEography Showdown.

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Coriander Vs. Cumin: SPICEography Showdown

Coriander vs Cumin

Complementary spices square off…

Few spices pair as well as coriander and cumin. With flavors that complement each other so beautifully, it’s no wonder that these two spices are often used together. Not only does this dynamic duo play a starring role in various dishes, but it’s not unusual for one of these spices to be mistaken for the other.

In this spice versus spice showdown, you can examine these spices from a few key angles and determine how coriander and cumin really measure up!

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