Essential Turkish Spices

Essential Turkish Spices

Turkish cuisine, along with the use of Turkish spices, varies widely throughout Turkey, and is based on the climate of each region. The arid climate of western Turkey produces many olive trees and olive oil based dishes. Traditional Turkish spices are used sparingly here, with 

Chili Spices: Everything You Need to Know

Chili Spices: Everything You Need to Know

The perfect blend of chili spices can make or break your next pot of chili. While ground dried chilies are an obvious ingredient, what are the other key herbs and spices to have on hand to add to your next batch of chili? What is 

Turkish-Style Stuffed Tomato Recipe

Turkish-Style Stuffed Tomato Recipe

This stuffed tomato recipe is a classic Turkish dish. Combining cooked rice with ground beef, onion, spices, pine nuts and currants, creates a delicious dish perfect for a light lunch or first course at dinner. Spices in Stuffed Tomatoes These stuffed tomatoes include allspice and 

Kosher Salt vs. Sea Salt: Which Salt Should You Use to Cook?

Kosher Salt vs. Sea Salt: Which Salt Should You Use to Cook?

Kosher salt vs. sea salt: which salt should I use to cook? This is a question I get asked often when I teach cooking classes. Throw out your table salt for good, and read on to learn a few things to help you make a 

How to Use Cumin (and 9 Other Herbs & Spices)

How to Use Cumin (and 9 Other Herbs & Spices)

Have no idea what to do with cumin? Does coriander mystify you? Knowing which spices to keep on your spice rack may seem overwhelming at first, but if you start small, and build up over time, you will soon find yourself an expert, tossing a