Clove (Laung, Lavanga)
During the 16 th and 17 th centuries, Portuguese, French and Dutch, all fought to control the trade of this amazing spice. The Arabs tried to keep the origins of their Clove cargo a closely guarded secret.... -
Rose Parade - what a beautiful way to welcome the New Year.
This time I went to see the Floats on Jan 2nd, the day after the parade. It was beautiful. I have never seen so many orchids and roses in one place before.
All Floats are decorated using... -
Holiday season is almost here and soon we all will get busy shopping for our friends and family. Here is a wonderful gift idea for someone who appreciates and enjoys the exotic spices. This gift set of ... -
Spice extracts are natural, pure and consistent in flavor, aroma, and color. The advantages of quality spice extracts are widely recognized. These include:
- Uniform and wholesome flavor of the spices
- Consistent... -
Saffron is rightfully called the " King of Spices ”.
The number of hours spent plucking the saffron flowers and then the stigmas is just mind blowing. Something like 50,000 flowers must be grown, over a football field-sized... -
Asafoetida (Asafetida, Hing)
Asafoetida is an integral part of Indian cooking and is a must for lentil dishes and curries with green leafy vegetables.
It was introduced to the West by Alexander the Great in 4 th century... -
Why is Masala Chai good for your health?
One cup of authentic Indian masala chai is enough to make you forget coffee.
Masala chai has typically 6 spices added to it - Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove... -
Gewürztraminer ( guh-vertz-trah-MEEN-er ) - a real tongue twister.
Probably the most difficult name among all wines. But I love it. I know, I know. It’s not the #1 on a of wine lover’s list. But I just love this wine. And the... -
Turmeric - probably the most revered spice in India. We Indians cannot imagine any of our festival or wedding without turmeric. It is also the most researched spice today. Ayurveda has known, understood and used turmeric for centuries now. Indian cuisine... -