Why Chinese Five Spice Powder Puts Pumpkin Spice to Shame

We have barely kicked off fall baking season, but does anyone else feel like we’ve already hit peak pumpkin spice? I’ll always love this cozy pumpkin pie spice blend, but by now PS (even without the...

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Substituting ground cardamom for cardamom pods

by pagal 1 year ago

Hi, In general I never buy ground spices and prefer to grind my own. Recently however, I ordered some green cardamom pods from a store in New York. They were out of cardamom pods and sent me groun...

Spice mixture for chicken

by codmeister 1 year ago

I am looking for some kind of powder or spice mixture that I can shake on (sprinkle on) chicken before I fry it . . . importantly, it must be a mixture that has great flavor to it. I saw a produc...

Cinnamon sticks in recipes

by pagal 1 year ago

Forgive the odd question, but in general when a recipe calls for a 1 inch stick of cinammon is that a 1 inch strip from a cinnamon stick or a 1 inch of the entire stick? I’m leaning toward it being...

"The 13 Spices"?

by BadBob 12 years ago

Hi all - I brought home a package of this interesting looking stuff from an Asian market, but have no idea what to do with it, and have found next to nothing about it online. Anyone familiar with ...

Good spices in small quantities?

by careme_fan 1 year ago

What is a good source for high quality spices in small quantities (= 1/4 cup)? Even the best spices deteriorate after a year or so, and dried herbs even sooner: I cook only for two most of the ...

Different Flavours of Cinnamon?

by Seitan 4 years ago

I recently bought some cinnamon at my local supermarket. It's sold in bulk there, so I usually buy maybe half a pound a couple of times per year. I've been buying my cinnamon there for the past s...

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

by GeneClark 9 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 ...

Does anyone know what is in the Buckhorn Grill tri-tip rub?

by joshmill 10 years ago

I recently had some tri-tip from the Buckhorn Grill and fell in love with that spice rub! If anyone knows what they use or how to make it, I'd love to know!

Difficulties creating homemade curry powder

by Bill_Rizer 2 years 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 2 years 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...

How to replicate Goya Sazon?

by venividibitchy 11 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 2 years 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 2 years 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...

Recipe for merquen?

by jakek1956 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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...

Table Talk with Chetna Makan of The Great British Bake Off

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 2 years 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 ...

Spice Islands brand spices and spice blends

by teddybtoronto 2 years 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 2 years 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...