What Is Za'atar and How Do I Use It?

It's possible you've seen earthy za'atar seasoning piled up in soaring mountains in an Israeli shouk or tucked away in packets in your local spice shop. But if not, you may be wondering: What is za...

Difficulties creating homemade curry powder

by Bill_Rizer 4 days ago

For a while now, I have been trying to duplicate store bought curries (such as McCormick) by mixing and grinding whole spices. Unfortunately I have had no success. My curries don't taste "bad" but ...

Homemade Onion and Garlic Powder

by FalkCulinairUSA 7 days ago

This is something that I have been doing for a while and thought I would share it with the community. Because I smoke a lot of meats I got the idea to smoke some garlic and onion to see if I coul...

Best mail-order spice company?

by Howard-2 15 years ago

I need some spices and I'm thinking of getting them from some mail-order spice company. What experiences have you had--good or bad--with these companies? Any you particularly recommend, or recomm...

Table Talk with Chetna Makan of The Great British Bake Off

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 8 months ago

We are delighted to have Chetna Makan, one of the breakout stars of The Great British Bake Off for a Chowhound Table Talk. Chetna is celebrating the release of her third cookbook, Chetna's Healthy ...

How to replicate Goya Sazon?

by venividibitchy 9 years ago

I'm looking to replicate Goya Sazon (or Gayon Sazon y culantro y achiote) without all the msg that makes my tongue itch. Does anyone have a good recipe? Can Adobo be substituted for it? Fo...

Old fashioned southern treat... Pickled spiced peaches

by ggeorgio 3 months ago

When I was growing up, when preparing for guests, my mother served pickled spiced peaches with the meal which were the highlight on her southern table. I always begged at least one from my mother, ...

Looking for a Lebanese Spice

by burgeoningfoodie 4 months ago

I have a recipe that calls for Lebanese 7 spice or Baharat. I thought Med Deli would have it but did not locate it there. Does anyone have any recommendations of another place that may have it be...

Ok, what the heck are THESE things and how do I use them?

by GeneClark 7 years ago

My GF got these in Mexico recently. I was able to determine that "azafran" is "saffron". It just doesn't look like any saffron I know. A Google search for brown saffron pods gave **nothing**. Even ...

Recipe for merquen?

by jakek1956 4 months ago

So I fell in love with merquen when I was in Chile, but it's so expensive online. I found a big bag of ground goat horn chile, which is the main ingredient, but I can't seem to find a recipe for wh...

Indonesian spice pastes in Montréal?

by lagatta 7 months ago

Marché Hawai used to carry the Dutch Koningsvogel brand as well as some Indonesian brands, in little jars, but no longer have them, only envelopes that are far costlier per use and not as versatile...

Best superfine sieve for grinding spices?

by hungry_united 6 months ago

Wondering if anyone can recommend a good superfine sieve for grinding spices? I have a cheap set of sieves from India where the mesh is made of thread (nylon maybe) in a metal frame that you can po...

Spice Islands brand spices and spice blends

by teddybtoronto 7 months ago

I know many Chowhounds grew up in households stocked with Spice Islands brand spices in the kitchen, and with many favourite dishes owing their unique flavour to Spice Islands spice blends, like Be...

Chef Olivier Roellinger's spice mixes

by lovetocookPEI 7 months ago

Several years ago while travelling in France, I purchased several of his spice mixes in St Malo. Fantastic flavour enhancers, this Michelin chef concocted spice and herb mixtures, one in particular...

Old Bay Seasoning vs. Chesapeake Bay Seasoning.

by ggbustin 12 years ago

My marriage is on the line here. My husband, who is from Baltimore, claims Old Bay Seasoning is different from Chesapeake Bay Seasoning. I thought Old Bay was a brand of Chesapeake Seasoning. Who i...

Costco - Good Deal on Saffron

by ferret 9 months ago

Costco is selling 1/2 ounce of Spanish saffron online for $70. Great quality at a good price.

Kitchen/cooking related stops in Seattle

by rararobb 11 months ago

I will be visiting Seattle in February. Are there any unique or special kitchen/cookware/cooking related shops that people would recommend visiting? I am not looking for things like the SLT or ot...

Converting Indian spices

by wayne keyser 13 years ago

Can someone help me convert: 1 cardamon pod = how much ground cardamon? 1 teaspoon cumin or coriander seed = how much ground? Thanks!

Spice Ace Closing Sale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

"Fond Farewell! Store is Closing on Jan. 30th. 30% off everything! After 6 years, we are are closing on January 30th. Enjoy 30% off everything. All sales final. If we find an item is out of sto...

Best 2018 additions to your pantry

by highlyunlikely 11 months ago

Bon Appetit currently has an article about 2018's best pantry additions. I discovered Maille's Cayenne Cornichons but no real revelations this year. Nothing like my previous years' discoveries ...