Seasonings


Summer and Spices!


Summer is here, grills are out BBQ parties invitations are being sent out. Have you noticed that seasonings are popular in the summer. The difference between chicken this week and chicken last week are the wonderful scents and flavors of herbs and seasonings. You can buy rubs, marinades, and basters. The premixed seasonings finally go on sale and provide great examples of how to use them. Some are for one use and others can be used often.
But do you know what's inside of them? Spices and preferences of them differ on region and country of origin. Let's take a look at them:

India
Cardamom
 Bay Leaves
Cayenne Pepper
Chilies
Chili Powder
Cilantro Cinnamon
Mustard Seed
Nutmeg
Ginger
Mango Powder
Saffron
Tamarind
Turmeric...etc

Japan
Salt-Pickled Ginger
Ginger Rot
Wasabi
Yuzu
Mirin
Sake...etc

Jamaica
Cassia
Clove
Escallion
Garlic
Ginger
Nutmeg
Allspice
Turmeric
Vanilla...etc

Germany
Mustard
Paprika
Caraway
Chives
Parsley...etc

Do you have some or all of these seasonings in your pantry? Seek out your favorites, and try some new ones. Spices take on a different flavor when fresh or dry. Find a local spice store and year about new flavors. They will come in hand this summer!

Stay tuned. We will all learn something new with Food Pieces!


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