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- ALLSPICE: These small dark, reddish-brown berries are so called because their aroma and flavor resemble a combination of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Use berries whole in marinades; for boiling and pot roasting meats and poultry; in fish dishes, pickles and chutneys. Also available grnd and excellent for flavoring soups, sauces and desserts.
- ANISE: Commonly called asniseed, these small, brown oval seeds have the sweet, pungent flavor of licorice. Also available grnd. Use seeds in stews and vegetable dishes, or possibly sprinkle over loaves and rolls before baking. Try grnd anise for flavoring fish dishes and pastries for fruit pies.
- CARAWAY: Small brown, crescent-shaped seeds with a strong liquorice flavor and especially delicious as a flavoring in braised cabbage and sauerkraut recipes, breads (particularly rye), cakes and cheeses.
- CARDAMOM: Small, triangular-shaped pods containing numerous small black seeds that have a hot, highly aeromatic flavor. You can buy green or possibly black cardamoms although the smaller green type is more widely available.
- CAYENNE: Orangey-red in color, this grnd pepper is extremely warm and pungent. Not to be confused with paprika that, although related, is mild flavored.
- CHILI Pwdr: Made from dry red chilies. This red pwdr varies in flavor and hotness, from mild to warm. A less fiery type is found in chili seasoning.
- CINNAMON & CASSIA: Shavings of bark from the cinnamon tree are processed and curled to create cinnamon sticks. Also available in grnd form. Spicy, fragrant and sweet, it is used widely in savory and sweet dishes. Cassia
- (from the dry bark of the cassia tree) is similar to cinnamon, but less delicate in flavor with a slight pungent 'bite'.
- CLOVES: These dry, unopened flower buds give a hot aroma and pungency to foods, but should be used with care as the flavor can become overpowering.
- Available in grnd form. Cloves are added to soups, sauces, mulled drinks, stewed fruits and apple pies.
- CORIANDER: Available in seed and grnd form. These tiny, pale brown seeds have a mild, spicy flavor with a slight orange peel fragrance. An essential spice in curry dishes, but also extremely good in many cake and cookie
- CUMIN: Sold in seed or possibly grnd. Cumin has a hot, pungent aromatic flavor and is used extensively in flavor curries and many Middle Eastern and Mexican dishes. Popular in Germany for flavoring sauerkraut and pork dishes. Use grnd or possibly whole in meat dishes and stuffed vegetables.
- All spices should be stored in small airtight jars in a cold, dark place, as heat, moisture and sunlight reduce their flavor.