Mmmm, nutmeg. It’s the spice that adds a certain something to pumpkin pies, custards, and hot cups of coffee. We love our nutmeg to an embarrassing degree, but as a recent archaeological discovery shows, its origins date back to a very different time—and far longer ago than we realized.
What’s in your spice cabinet right now? Some paprika, turmeric, and a little bit of cardamom, perhaps? How about salmonella?
Homemade sausage is so good and so cheap to make that you’ll never buy it from a store again. Here’s my take on a super healthy hot Italian.
In this quick short, Foodie explores how Cassia (synonymous with cinnamon in the States) is harvested to make cinnamon. It's an interesting and decidedly old school process, the bark of the trees are cut and peeled off and then scraped and dried (where the bark curls up). Big pieces become powder, narrower pieces…
We know it's tasty and delicious but who knew flavor could be so beautiful? This audio visual installation by Schwartz Flavour Shots riffs off the explosion of flavors one tastes with spices by literally exploding those flavors. Several tons of black pepper corns, cardamom, turmeric, paprika, cumin seeds, ginger,…
By analyzing the contents of an ancient pot, archaeologists have shown that that neolithic chefs prepared their food with a bit of spice — and a delicious one at that.
If you like to be as physically involved with your cooking as possible, swap your electric spice grinder for this beautiful alternative that puts a unique spin—or shake—on the traditional mortar and pestle. Inside the Paprikum is a polished metal ball bearing that can turn any dried spice into a powder in no time.
Apparently the twist to grind method that handheld spice mills have employed for years was in need of improvement. At least that's what the designers of the MillMii grinder must have been thinking when they designed a mill that you have to rub between your hands instead of twisting.
Ever look at a cookbook and think, "That recipe looks so good, I could just eat that page!"? My guess is no. Nobody has ever thought that. But just in case, we present this concept.
The Spice Gun by Chinese designer Zhu Fei takes the rotating spice caster to a whole new level. Using an air bag that compresses when the trigger is pressed, the Spice Gun allows for the bottom of the seasoning bottle to be hit by the handspike, blasting seasoning all over your food. Details on on the Spice Gun are…