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Sultry Spiced Short Ribs

Slow cooked short ribs are the perfect vehicle for spices and the secret ingredient for this recipe is black cardamom. Black cardamom is a milder cousin of the better known variety and has a deep …

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Chicken Vindaloo

The World Spice Cookbook Club is getting a taste of grandmotherly love. Next month’s cookbook selection, In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World, is a memorable compendium of portraits featuring grandmothers …

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South Asian Coconut Butter

Things are getting saucy. For the April 2016 Meet & Eat, we’re going to be joined by Susan Volland, the author of Mastering Sauces! This book is full of inspired and delicious sauces like this …

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Massaman Curry

At our February Cookbook Club Meet & Eat, we’re trying recipes from all across Asia, courtesy of Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes. The book features a mouthwatering lineup of dishes, like this recipe for …

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DIY Chai

The chai teas from India are legendary, and the warm aroma of simmering spices will instantly transport you there. Like many great slow-foods, the perfect cup of chai can’t be reduced to an “instant” occurrence. …

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Carrot Cake with Kashmiri Garam Masala

It’s time to celebrate! World Spice at Home is hot off the presses and we are sharing one last sneak-peek with this incredible cake recipe. Enjoy! Sometimes change is good—and in this case the flavor …

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Curry Bread Pudding with Cardamom Cream

Who says you have to make curry with your curry? No one! This warm winter pudding was inspired by our friends at Hunger Restaurant, and since trying theirs we have come up with some delightful …

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Easy DIY: Spiced Hot Fudge Sauce

Want an easy DIY  project that you can take from start to finish in under an hour? This is your post. But beware! Once you start gifting this hot fudge sauce you won’t be able …

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Sri Lankan Sweet Potato Pie

Our holiday motto? Don’t skimp on the sweets! And add ambrosial spices whenever possible… As such, this incredible sweet potato pie is a must for our Thanksgiving menu because it does both. We adapted this …

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Chaat Masala Fruit Salad

Want to raise a few eyebrows at your next picnic or barbeque? Try our Chaat Masala Fruit Salad for a wholly unexpected treat. This traditional Indian street food combines pungent, piquant and savory spices with …

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Continental Curry Biryani

It’s almost Buddha’s birthday! Buddha’s birthday is celebrated on the eighth day of the fourth month of the Chinese lunar calendar in nearly all east-Asian countries, and this year it falls on Friday May 17th in …

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Kala Masala Skillet Cornbread

This savory cornbread knocked our collective socks off at first bite. Our Kala Masala spice blend is a complex one, and that complexity of flavor transfers easily to the skillet cornbread.  There’s a tiny bit …

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Five Seed Roasted Potatoes

This fabulous twist on roasted potatoes generously comes to us from chef Jerry Traunfeld of Poppy restaurant here in Seattle. The spice mix is a version of Panch Phoron, a.k.a. Bengali Five Spice, using ajwain seed in place of fennel. I made …

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Kashmiri Garam Masala Pecans

Sometimes I just like to have fun with my food, and this recipe is a direct result of a playful Sunday afternoon in the kitchen.  The delicate aromas wafted out of my kitchen window enticing …

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Panch Phoron Bengali Roasted Chicken

This dish was featured on the cover of Sunset Magazine’s October 2010 issue featuring one-dish dinners. It was a great issue — not just because they lauded World Spice Merchants as their “holy grail for …

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Tikka Masala Lamb Skewers

PrintTikka Masala Lamb Skewers IngredientsFor Marinade: 3 tablespoons ground Tikka Masala 1 teaspoon Sel de Mer 1-1/2 lbs. lamb leg sirloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 cup Greek yogurt (not non-fat) For Sauce …

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Madras Curry

Ever notice how curry tastes better the second day? It’s because the flavors have combined into something greater than the sum of the parts. For best results, the ingredients and especially the spices must be …

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