It’s a common misconception that allspice is a spice blend consisting of many spices. In reality, allspice is a single spice made from the unripe berries of evergreen trees indigenous to the lush rainforests of Central and South America. This spice derived its name from the English in the 1600’s, as they found it had […]
Related to turmeric and cardamom, ginger is indigenous through China. From there, it spread to other parts of Asia, the Spice Islands, and West Africa. Today, India is the largest producer of this popular culinary and medicinal herbaceous plant root, though it’s widely grown around the world.
Cloves are one of the oldest and most popular spices in the world. Native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia, cloves are the flower buds of a variety of evergreen tree.
Garam Masala is a complex blend of many spices that originated in Northern India. While it was first used during the cold winters to help warm all those who enjoyed it, it quickly gained popular and is now a staple of traditional Indian cuisine. Translated, Garam Masala means “hot spices”. This refers to the warming […]