Spices
05/31/2011

Sirloin with Coffee Bean and Peppercorn Crust

A double jolt of coffee comes from crushed beans in the crust and coffee in the vinaigrette—an eye-opening dish with tons of flavor....(more)

08/20/2010

Salt

Salt was so highly prized in ancient times, the word “salary” comes from the salt allowance given to Roman soldiers. It is the...(more)

Garam Masala
06/11/2010

Garam Masala

Garam masala, which means hot spice, is the Indian equivalent of the French herbes de Provence or the Chinese five spice powder. The...(more)

Allspice
06/10/2010

Allspice

Allspice takes its name from its aroma, which smells like a combination of spices, especially cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg....(more)

Garlic
06/10/2010

Garlic

The word garlic comes from Old English garleac, meaning “spear leek.” Dating back over 6,000 years, it is native to Central...(more)