Are you like many everyday cooks who tend to stay away from using spices when cooking or baking? Most of us may only use table salt and pepper or maybe a little garlic and oregano here and there. Let’s see how to incorporate additional spices and enjoy the food that God’s given us.
A basic understanding in the difference between spices, herbs, and seasonings will be helpful.
Spices are actually seeds, bark, roots, buds, cardamom or berries. We can break it down further with examples of cooking spices. These include Capers, Chiles, Cayenne, Cinnamon, Cloves, Coriander, Cumin, Ginger, Mustard, Nutmeg, Peppercorns, Saffron and Turmeric.
Herbs are the leaves, stems and flowers of aromatic plants. Again we can break herbs down further by showing what they are: Basil, Bay leaf, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon and Thyme.
Seasoning(s), are the herbs and/or spices that are used in your pot as you prepare your food dish. Many people use the term seasoning(s) interchangeably with spices and herbs, but distinguishing between these flavorful enrichments will better enable you to create delicious meals.
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