The Secret History of the World’s Priciest Spice

Summary: “Saffron has a long and colorful history. You may be surprised by how it is made.

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Don’t toss those old spices you never use. Make blends you can use on everything.

Summary: Lior Lev Sercarz was, “Raised in a kibbutz in Israel where he recalls the food as being either bland or vinegary, Sercarz sees spices as the place where recipes should start, rather than an afterthought sprinkled on just before serving. “A potato can be transformed into a meal, just with the addition of spices,” he says.

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The Spice That Built Venice

Summary: “The story of an import so prized, royals were literally rolling in it.”

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The Transformational Power of the Right Spice

Summary: “The spices he laid out smelled and tasted nothing like the time-forgotten powders in my pantry. They were steroidally potent, burrowing in my nostrils like tiny aromatic voles. After giving an umber mound of cumin a whiff, I felt as if someone had probed my sinuses with a wire brush. I realized then how ignorant I had been.”

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