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Spice Up Your Life
Herbs and Spices
"Spices can be the life blood of a recipe. Take a little tour through the store cupboard and 'Spice Up Your Life'."
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This spice has a warm, slightly bitter, taste and is used extensively in Mexican cuisine. It is a small green seed that can be used whole or ground.
This spice tends to be used quite sparingly. In its raw, uncooked, state it has an unpleasant odour which changes dramatically on cooking. It is known in India as hing.
This plant has a flavour that reminds you of aniseed. It can be used as a spice, a herb, and a vegetable. It is now cultivated in many parts of the world.
This spice comes in two varieties, green and black. The green variety is one of the most expensive spices by weight. It can be bought either whole or ground.
This spice has the Latin name Curcuma longa. It is a rhizome that is used after being boiled and then dried and ground. In medieval Europe it was often called Indian saffron.
Not all spices are used in making curry. Which spice has been given the alternative name 'Japanese horseradish'?
Peppercorns are, perhaps, the most widely used spice. Which of the listed varieties is NOT a true peppercorn?
The mustard that is served as a paste to flavour foods such as roast beef and hamburgers is Not classed as a spice.
This spice is used to impart not only flavour, but also colour. It can vary from warm and mellow, to quite hot. It is native to Mexico, and is produced by drying and grinding a particular fruit. It is a required addition to an aromatic European dish.
This spice is usually, but not always, used in desserts. It is one of two spices that are obtained from a single source. This one is obtained by grating the fruit of the tree that produces it.
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Compiled Jun 28 12