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1. Belonging to the same botanical family as parsley, this spice is known for its peppery flavor. The seeds are commonly used in cuisines of the Middle East, North Africa, and India and Pakistan. Name this popular spice.
2. Also known as man root, this herb's two varieties are native to North America and Asia. Although it produces bright red flowers, it's the root that is valued most. Commonly used in tea, its restorative powers have long been known all over the world. By what name is man root commonly known?
3. If you've ever eaten Italian food, you're likely to be familiar with this pungent herb. Originally from the Mediterranean, it belongs to the same family as marjoram. What is this herb that tastes so good on pizza?
4. Native to Siberia, this herb is essential in French cooking. It has a delicate, anise-like flavor and it is an essential ingredient in Béarnaise sauce. What is the name of this herb?
5. This herb is in the same family as parsley and is sometimes referred to as French parsley. Native to Eastern Europe and West Asia, it has long been a symbol of spring and often used to flavor Easter meals. Name this herb.
6. Picked by hand from the stigma of the purple crocus, this spice is highly prized and highly expensive. Grown in India, Iran, Spain, and Mexico and used throughout Europe and the Middle East, what is the name of this spice?
7. It is both an herb and a spice and is a member of the bean family. The seeds must be ground to bring out the flavor that's a blend of maple and curry. With an odd-sounding name, can you identify it?
8. Its name comes from the Latin word clavus, which means nail. It's actually a flower bud, picked when bright red, then dried. What is this spice called?
9. Having a slight licorice flavor, this herb was well known to Roman soldiers who used it to flavor hardtack, a hard bread similar to Italian biscotti, which they carried with them as they traveled. What is it called?
10. This last herb is actually from the same botanical family as mint. It's native to India and spread to Asia and Egypt as early as 2000 B.C.E. It tastes great on Italian food. By what name is this herb known?
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