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A World of Tacos
We’ve taken the humble taco and reimagined what taco night could be by inspiring authentic and flavorful meals.
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Dinner is on us. Get your free Spice Islands™ Sauté Sensations™ Seasonings in Oil by signing up below. A one-of-a-kind, simple meal solution that’s available in five globally inspired flavors: Asian Stir-Fry, Mexican Fajita, Greek Chicken, Garlic & Herb, and Shrimp Scampi.
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Introducing SPICE ISLANDS® SAUTÉ SENSATIONS™ Seasonings in Oil
Fulfill your sense of culinary adventure with our new SAUTÉ SENSATIONS™ Seasonings in Oil – a package of premium seasonings blended in pure canola oil. It lets you set sail on the most flavorful of journeys in just minutes. In the storied history of spices, there has likely never been such convenience readily available at your fingertips.
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5 Ways to Usher in Spring Flavors
Here are some cooking tricks and tips to take advantage of the season's fresh promise.
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Chili Powders: Adding Smoke and Fire
Grown in the Americas for over 6,000 years, the chile is a key ingredient for enticing palates that crave spice in their foods.
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Cooking with Beer
The craft beer movement has gone from the bar to the kitchen, where crisp lagers, hoppy IPAs and velvety stouts are adding intrigue to a range of savory and sweet dishes.
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Irish Whiskey: Beyond the Blarney
What defines an Irish whiskey? Generally, Irish whiskeys are triple-distilled and unpeated, lending to their reputation as being lighter and less harsh on the palate than their Scottish counterparts.
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Celebrate National Tamale Day
National Tamale Day — March 23 — offers the perfect excuse to celebrate this traditional Latin American dish.
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Rosemary: The Incomparable Evergreen
During the Middle Ages, brides, grooms and guests each wore a headpiece or sprig of rosemary during the wedding ceremony. Ever since, rosemary has been viewed as a love charm — and it's easy to see why.
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An Ocean's Worth of Flavored Salts
From boiling pasta to finishing a steak, a little sprinkle of salt is critical to just about every recipe in our repertoire.
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Yule Libations
When the weather outside is frightful, something boozy, warm, and tipsy is oh-so delightful!
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8 Holiday Dishes To Pass They Can't Pass Up
Few things are certain in life, but we all know that invitations to holiday office parties and family gatherings with requests to bring food are inevitable.
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Holiday Treats in (Pepper)Mint Condition
Looking for a simple way to boost the holiday spirit? Try a little peppermint love.
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Root Vegetables: Underground Flavors
When the first frost appears and ripe, red tomatoes and plum summer squash are but a distant memory, what's a vegetable lover to do?
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5 Ways to Up Your Pie Game
Step aside, turkey. Everyone is really waiting for pie, the true star of the Thanksgiving show.
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Veggies, the Other Noodles
They're slurp-able, they're twirl-able, they're filling and hearty. What they're not? Pasta! With an inexpensive spiral veggie cutter in hand and the legendary flavors of Spice Islands® spices, you can easily turn vegetables like zucchini, sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, and butternut squash into healthy, veggie-forward bowls of un-pasta.
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Warm 'n Boozy: This Year's Best Hot Cocktails
When there's a chill in the air, nothing quite hits the spot like curling up on the couch and sipping from a warm drink. Snuggle up to these boozy beverages this winter and call it a cozy night.
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Garlic Powder—A Tale of Vampires, Mosquitoes and Angel Hair
Allium sativum, the divine essence, the stinking rose—it has many names but one distinctive taste. Garlic is the cornerstone of so many dishes and is one of the oldest known species of cultivated plants. It was found in King Tut's tomb, revered by the Romans and author Bram Stoker gets credit for propagating the notion that it wards off vampires.
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Clove and Happiness
Crisp air, trees exploding with color, orchards and pumpkin patches. No matter what time of year, nothing instantly transports you to fall like cloves. While its pungent aroma and sharply sweet flavor is found in many exciting dishes from pumpkin pie to mole sauce, the story of this mysterious spice is just as exciting… as spice stories go.
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Make What Your Mama Gave You: The Five Mother Sauces
Early on in the history of modern gastronomy, nineteenth-century chef Marie-Antoine Carême, founder of haute cuisine, identified four sauces that were the building blocks of all dishes worth cooking. And because from them all things delicious were said to be born, he called them "mother sauces."
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Eating The Best Of What's Fresh - Corn
Who doesn't love corn? It is versatile, sweet and tastes like sunshine. Whether you choose to grill it, boil it or sauté it, the result is the same: delicious.
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Eating The Best of What's Fresh - Apples
It might come as a surprise to learn that the humble apple, as all-American as its namesake pie, turns out to have exotic origins.
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Stick With Spice Islands Cinnamon
Thousands of years ago, cinnamon was so highly prized that it was regarded a precious rarity, gifted only to monarchs and gods. That’s the feeling we get while using Spice Island cinnamon.
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Bay Leaf: The Hero's Spice
Historically awarded for only “true valor,” bay leaves are a symbol of praise and nobility.
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What's the Big Dill?
Ah, dill. Anethum graveolens. The little weed that layers a breeze of fresh and cleanliness atop delicious salmon, salads and sauces. It’s actually not a weed at all but farmers call the wispy leaves “weed” to distinguish them from the seeds.