An Introduction to Masala Chai: India’s Spiced Tea

The spices utilized in Indian Masala Chai were historically employed in medicine, in line with the Hindu approach to balance utilizing diet, herbs, and yogic breathing. Eventually, chefs discovered that these same spices greatly enhanced both sweet and savory dishes.

An Introduction to Masala Chai: India's Spiced Tea

All About Persian Steamed Rice With Saffron Tahdig

Rice, or “polow” as it’s called in Farsi, is the quintessential grain of Persian cuisine. . Persian chefs have perfected the art of cooking rice, resulting in a dish that is not only delicious but also beautiful to behold.

All About Persian Steamed Rice With Saffron Tahdig

Zereshk Polo ba Morgh

Zereshk Polo ba Morgh, a traditional Persian dish, is a favorite party rice dish in Iran. This festive rice is layered with a mixture of red zereshk berries and golden fried onions, then garnished with almonds and/or pistachios.

Zereshk Polo ba Morgh

Celebrating Nowruz, the Persian New Year, A How-To Guide

The Persian New Year is beloved for its elemental and seasonal nature. As it coincides with the arrival of spring, it serves as a literal marking of a new year, differentiating it from other celebrations that occur in the dead of winter.

Celebrating Nowruz, the Persian New Year, A How-To Guide

Persian Cooking

Persian Cooking The ancient Persian Empire (today’s Iran) once ruled the region from India to Greece. A key point along The Great Silk Rd., Persia would benefit from the influences…
Persian Cooking

Spices of Africa

Spices of Africa It can be easy to get hung up on the same basic spices when cooking our most-loved meals. Branching out in the spice department with little direction…
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Star Anise, the Beautiful Spice

Star Anise, the beautiful spice Native to China and Northern Vietnam, star anise is a spice that has both health benefits and culinary applications. This is a unique spice and…
Star anise the beautiful spice

Mole and it’s Ingredients

Mole and its Ingredients What is mole? The term mole originates from the word mōlli of the Nahuatl (or Uto-Aztecan) language, which translated means “sauce”. The traditional ingredients in mole…
Mole and it's ingredients

Secrets behind Thai Green Curry

Secrets behind Thai Green Curry Thai green curry is a popular Thai dish. Its popularity may be due to both its fresh green look and its sweet vs spicy sour…
Thai green curry

Berbere, the Ethiopian Spice Blend

Have you Tried Berbere?   Berbere is an Ethiopian spice blend you should try! This spice blend is a tradition originating from Ethiopia. The name “berbere” comes from the Berber people…
Berbere the Ethiopian spice

Health Benefits of Turmeric

What are the Health Benefits of Turmeric Turmeric, in addition to being a popular spice used in many cuisines around the world, is also a staple ingredient in many supplements,…

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