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Quatre Epices

Despite it’s name, which means “four spices” in French, this blend never seems to keep strict count on the number of its ingredients. Quatre epices can be used in both savory and sweet dishes. Often …

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Curried Roasted Cauliflower

Here at World Spice Merchants, we have some “tried and true” cookbooks that we can’t do without. This recipe for Curried Roasted Cauliflower comes from The Side Dish Handbook by Tori Ritchie, our November Cookbook …

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Rabbit in a Clay Pot

Our October Cookbook Club selection is Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking by Portland chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales. Her acclaimed Portland restaurant Kachka celebrates the vivid world of Russian cuisine, with an emphasis on locally sourced …

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Chow Fun – lemongrass sausage, pea vines, mint

Our September Cookbook Club selection is from James Beard Best Chef-nominee Rachel Yang, who with her husband, Seif Chirchi, owns three restaurants in Seattle (Joule, Trove, and Revel) and one in Portland (Revelry). My Rice …

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Raw “Couscous” Cauliflower with Almonds, Dried Cherries, and Sumac

We’re excited to do a Pacific Northwest cookbook for our August Cookbook Club Selection, Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables.  Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award Best Book in Vegetable-Focused Cooking and topping many …

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Chole

Our July Cookbook Club selection is Chai, Chaat & Chutney: a street food tour through India, and we’ve been looking forward to it ever since we heard that author Chetna Makan was coming out with …

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Meatballs with Pumpkin & Spice Butter

Our June Cookbook Club selection is Istanbul and Beyond: Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey, and we’ve been looking forward to it ever since this cookbook came out! With its location between the Mediterranean, the …

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Quesadillas with Brussels Sprouts, Cascabel Chile Oil and Salsa Macha

Our May Cookbook Club selection is Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen, and we can hardly wait! Gonzalo Guzman, head chef as the San Francisco restaurant Nopalito, takes simple ingredients, such as vegetables, chiles and masa, and …

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Kofte Meatballs with Marash Yogurt Sauce

These Kofte Spiced lamb meatballs are a crowd pleaser, made more marvelous with Marash Chile Flakes and warm yogurt sauce. Sound exotic? It is! But they are easy to make and the seasonings have wide …

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Khingal

  We are so excited to feature Olia Hercules‘ new book Kaukasis: A Culinary Journey through Georgia, Azerbaijan and Beyond for our March Cookbook Club selection. Full of stunning photographs evocative of the region, this book …

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African Peanut Soup Grains of Paradise

This peanut soup recipe is the perfect showcase for Grains of Paradise, and who can resist a name like that? This mythical African spice has a mild peppery taste with floral top notes that hint …

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Cascade Mushroom Mash

These amazing mushroom mashed potatoes are our latest secret ingredient revelation! Infused with Cascade Mushroom Mix, the addition of just one seasoning takes these mashed potatoes from super to spectacular. It’s easy, too! Just sprinkle …

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Spicy Fish Salad

The countries in the Persian culinary region are home to many religions, languages, cultures and politics. In culinary traditions, however, they all have a deep love for food that has tart flavors and is fresh …

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Fried Eggplant Roll-Ups

One of the countries in the Persian culinary region that has colorful and flavorful food is Georgia. Nestled between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, Georgia has a climate similar to the Mediterranean’s, and …

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Pomegranate Ash with Meatballs

The countries in the Persian culinary region are home to many religions, languages, cultures and politics. In culinary traditions, however, they have a deep love for food that has tart flavors and is fresh and …

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Cuban Spiced Pork with Mojo Sauce

This Cuban spiced pork is an easy recipe for the slow cooker as summer slides into fall, when the comfort of a warm roast starts to sound appealing, but you’re not quite ready to let …

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Down South Goat Biryani

From My Two Souths and Chef Asha Gomez, we get this stunning recipe for Down South Goat Biryani.  With her love of Deep-South cooking as well as her southern Indian roots, this recipe is sure to …

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Southern-Style Pork Vindaloo and Green Bean Verakka with Cardamom Cornbread

If you’ve never had vindaloo, you don’t know what you’re missing. From My Two Souths and Chef Asha Gomez, we get this recipe for a Southern-Style Pork Vindaloo and Green Bean Verakka with Cardamom Cornbread. Tangy, …

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Shawarma Chicken Salad

Shawarma Chicken Salad brings exotic taste to a familiar recipe, with delicious results! When our Shawarma Spice debuted this spring, it shot to the top of the bestseller list and remains there- with good reason! …

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

My first taste of Elote corn was love at first bite, and now I look forward to it every summer. The smoky, tangy, salty combination of grilled corn with lime and cotija is….perfect. And it …

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Summer Squash Soup

Summer squash soup? What a revelation! This soup is light and lemony, with a delightful range of flavors from our Emerald City Seasoning. Lemon thyme and chives are paired with pink and green  peppercorn for …

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Bebinca de Rabano (XO Daikon Cake)

 This recipe from The Adventures of Fat Rice, the August 2017 Cookbook Club selection may take a little work and ingredient hunting, but the spicy and crunchy result is well worth it. From the Author: …

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Curried Beef and Tendon with Turnip

We love the use of spice and combining of textures in this curry dish from the August 2017 Cookbook Club selection The Adventures of Fat Rice. From the Author: “In Macau “turnip” usually means daikon, or …

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Steamed Cuban Beef Buns (with Chicken Stock)

At one time, Havana’s Chinatown was the largest Chinatown in Latin America. The large influx of Chinese workers also brought food traditions such as dumplings, chow mein, egg rolls and fried rice which still linger …

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“Portuguese” Barbecued Clams

We love this recipe from The Adventures of Fat Rice, the July 2017 Cookbook Club Selection of the Month. With a sauce that can be prepared weeks ahead of time and stored until needed, this …

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Grilled Chicken and Pineapple with Ayam Peanut Sauce

Ayam peanut chicken has been on my summer menu for years, and this updated version is the best one yet. Our Indonesian Ayam spice lends the peanut sauce a special flavor to peanut sauce that …

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Havanese Pork Loin (with White Rice)

Cuba is a vibrant, bold and colorful country that is full of life. Fascinated by its people and their endlessly delicious home-cooked cuisine, friends Dan Goldberg and Andrea Kuhn have been visiting this hypnotic country for …

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Chimichurri screams SUMMER FOOD!

Our Chimichurri Spice combines a whole lot of flavors. The almost apricot flavor of aji mirasol chiles, the peppery sweetness of guajillo and New Mexico chiles, and the earthiness of oregano, cumin and bay make …

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Bread & Butter Pickles

Growing up in the South, Heather Earnhardt used to help her Granny in the kitchen whenever she would can, pickle or preserve fruit and vegetables in the summer. Big Food Big Love: Down Home Southern Cooking …

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Big Love Buttermilk Fried Chicken

When Heather Earnhardt opened her tiny cafe, The Wandering Goose, in Seattle, she added a little bit of Southern charm and comfort to the city. From her childhood in the South with her close-knit family …

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Thackeray Ethiopian-Spiced Fried Chicken

A while back, we stopped for lunch at Thackeray and had a meal that totally blew us away. The lamb shawarma and Spanish prawn bowl were both fantastic, but the highlight for us was the Ethiopian-spiced fried …

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Chicken Drumsticks with Spices and Coconut Milk

This lovely recipe comes from Béatrice Peltre’s My French Family Table, the World Spice Cookbook Selection for May 2017.  This recipe is one of the author’s favorite chicken “go to recipes” for when she needs …

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Mummy’s Nutty Saffron Rice

  If you’re looking for a spectacular side dish, perfect for any dinner, look no further than this delicious Saffron Rice. It’s easier to make than you might think…but you don’t have to let anyone …

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Sweet Potato and Squash Parathas

If you love Indian food, you’re sure to love Summers Under The Tamarind Tree: Recipes and memories from Pakistan.  We selected this wonderful cookbook as our April 2017 featured book partly because it showcases a full-flavored cuisine with …

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Kung Pao Chicken

Many Americans would be surprised to learn that their favorite Chinese dishes are either not Chinese at all, or greatly altered from the original. Our March 2017 Cookbook Club selection, Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees by …

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General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s Chicken is very popular in the United States, but is usually pretty sweet. This authentic version from our March 2017 Cookbook Club selection Phoenix Claws & Jade Trees by Kian Lam Kho is …

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Georgian Spiced Lamb Chops with Molasses Mustard Glaze

If you’re tired of the same old meat & potatoes, then whip up this delightful dinner seasoned with spice blends from Georgia. We’ve grilled up some spiced lamb chops with Khmeli Suneli, an exotic blend …

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Buddha Bowl

This Buddha Bowl from “a modern way to cook” by Anna Jones is chock full of good-for-you things and a rich curry, fragrant with a homemade curry paste and peanuts, all served over over brown …

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GG’s Stewed Tomato Casserole

, When it comes to a holiday spread, sometimes it’s the sides that make the meal. Passed down from Great Grandma, kids and adults alike love this delicious recipe for stewed tomato casserole.The table just …

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Michael’s Boeuf A La Bourguignonne

Turkey dominates the center of the Thanksgiving spread, but it doesn’t have to be the only protein on the table. Boeuf a la Bourguignonne is a French peasant dish from Burgundy that uses beef simmered …

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