+
General Discussion

'Expensive' spices vs 'cheap' spices

Monica | Feb 14, 200705:31 AM     43

I am sure this topic was discussed before but I need to know if there is a difference between dry spices bought from a gourmet shop and spices bought from a local supermarket for like $.79(or two for dollar when they go on sale).
Insn't herb all the same after all? There is no such thing as high quality expensive fresh basil..at least I never noticed although my local gourmet shop charges 99 cents for a bunch of fresh herbs while some high end gourmet shops in Manhattan charges like $2.99 for a bunch.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

Anthony Bourdain's Chef's Knife, Records & Other Belongings to Be Auctioned
Food Trends

Anthony Bourdain's Chef's Knife, Records & Other Belongings to Be Auctioned

by David Watsky | Nearly 200 items personally accrued by the late Anthony Bourdain will go to auction next month including...

The Trader Joe's Lunchbox Staple This Cookbook Author & Mom Keeps on Hand
Food Trends

The Trader Joe's Lunchbox Staple This Cookbook Author & Mom Keeps on Hand

by David Watsky | School lunches for young ones can start to feel like mission impossible after a while. On the one...

Get Cozy with These 15 Creamy Mushroom Recipes (No Can Opener Required)
Recipe Round-Ups

Get Cozy with These 15 Creamy Mushroom Recipes (No Can Opener Required)

by Chowhound Editors | Cream and mushrooms are a magical combo, and these creamy mushroom recipes celebrate it in all its...

A Guide to Sage, Our Favorite Fall Herb
Guides

A Guide to Sage, Our Favorite Fall Herb

by Jen Wheeler | Here's everything you need to know about sage, our favorite fall herb. When it comes to the savory...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.