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Taste Awards 2021

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We are pleased to announce that the following products have been awarded a Great Taste award 2021. The largest and most trusted food and drink awards on the planet, we...

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Great Taste Awards 2020

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WE WON 6 GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2020 We work so hard in providing you with the best herbs, spices, spice mixes and gourmet cooking sauces on the market. We couldn’t...

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The Best Food Gifts for Foodies

Featured, Understanding Spices

The good news keeps on coming here at Seasoned Pioneers. After six of our products won at the Great Taste Awards 2020 (one of the highest awards in the food...

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Top 10 Indonesian dishes

Featured, Spicy Adventures

Spread across 17,000 islands and home to 270 million people, Indonesia is a diverse mix of landscapes, people, cultures and traditions. It also has a rich food heritage which has...

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A Guide To Chickpeas

Health and Wellbeing

Here’s everything you need to know about this legume, from its health benefits to how to cook with it. What are chickpeas? Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a...

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Gousto Spices

Understanding Spices

We have all probably heard or seen an advert for Gousto on the many platforms we have these days, but did you know Gousto had an online cookbook using a...

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Sulphites (Sulfites) and Spices

Understanding Spices

We were asked recently if our spices and spice blends contained sulphites. It turns out that this question wasn’t straight forward, so we thought we would write a short blog...

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10 Essential Ingredients in Mexican Cooking

Understanding Spices

Mexican food is bright and colourful, making the most of fresh produce, fragrant herbs and bold spices to create intense flavours. Starting with the native foods and flavours of Mexico,...

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A Guide To Tofu

Health and Wellbeing

Here’s everything you need to know about this plant-protein ingredient and how to cook with it. What is tofu? Tofu is a food made from soya milk which is curdled...

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Zahtar Spice Blend Uncovered

Understanding Spices

What is zahtar? Zahtar (also spelt za’atar or zaatar) is a Middle Eastern spice blend and is a gateway into Middle Eastern cuisine. It’s a delightful blend of so many...

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Last order dates for Christmas 2021

News

We want to make sure we do everything we can to get your Christmas gifts & ingredients to you in time. Order by the dates below to guarantee that we...

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All About Wasabi

Understanding Spices

What is wasabi? Wasabi is from the plant family Brassicaceae also referred to as Japanese horseradish plant. Fresh wasabi rhizome can be grated and ground to form a paste and...

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Taste Awards 2021

Featured, News

We are pleased to announce that the following products have been awarded a Great Taste award 2021. The largest and most trusted food and drink awards on the planet, we...

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10 Essential Ingredients In Vietnamese Cooking

Understanding Spices

Vietnamese food is a colourful blend of flavours and aromas. It’s very balanced, reflecting the Buddhist five-element philosophy which pairs a natural element (wood, fire, earth, metal and water) with...

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10 Essential Ingredients in Thai Cooking

Understanding Spices

Thai cuisine is known for its complex flavours and mix of sour, sweet, bitter and salty. If you’re looking to cook more Thai dishes at home, the first thing you...

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Great Taste Awards 2020

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WE WON 6 GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2020 We work so hard in providing you with the best herbs, spices, spice mixes and gourmet cooking sauces on the market. We couldn’t...

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All About Lemongrass

Understanding Spices

What is lemongrass? Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) is a tall, perennial grass which is native to Asia, Australia and Africa. It also goes by the name barbed wire grass, silky heads, Cochin...

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7 Best eco-friendly kitchen products

Health and Wellbeing

When it comes to making your home more environmentally friendly, the kitchen is a great place to start. Whether it’s food prep, cooking, cleaning up or enjoying a drink on...

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10 best recipes using a tin of beans

Understanding Spices

Do you have a tin of beans that’s been hiding away in the back of your pantry for… who knows how long? Well, it’s time to make good use of...

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Sourcing Spices

Spicy Adventures

It’s important to know where your herbs and spices are sourced from and all the hard work that goes into the process too! We thought we would share a compilation...

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Food Fermentation – Garum: The Ancient Roman Condiment

Understanding Spices

Ferments have been around for thousands of years. It started out as a necessity, a way to preserve food for longer. Many cultures have fermented food in their culinary heritage,...

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Top 5 Foodie Places in the UK

Spicy Adventures

The UK has plenty to offer visitors, from the seaside to castles and world-class cities. But while British food has never really been a drawing factor, times are changing and...

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10 Essential Ingredients in Japanese Cooking

Understanding Spices

Craving Japanese food and fancy a crack at making a few dishes yourself? The first thing you need to do is assemble all the right ingredients. Shopping for Japanese products...

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A Guide to Tea Varieties

Understanding Spices

All types of tea come from the Camellia sinensis plant. Originating in southern China thousands of years ago, there are two main varieties of the plant: Camellia sinensis var. sinensis,...

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On the edge: why do so many people choose to live under volcanoes?

Understanding Spices

Since the dawn of humans, volcanoes have been present in our culture, history and general existence. Ethiopia - where modern Homo Sapiens first appeared - is chocked full of them....

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How to make your breakfast more Eastern Mediterranean

Spicy Adventures

It’s no secret that the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world. It’s full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, healthy fats like olive oil, and seafood...

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How did Padang cuisine take over Indonesia?

Spicy Adventures

If you’re travelling through Indonesia, island hopping by bus, train, plane, ferry or however else you can imagine moving around, we challenge you to travel more than five minutes without...

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What is umami?

Understanding Spices

If you’re any sort of foodie, there’s no doubt that you’ve heard the term ‘umami’ being used in your favourite food programmes. But what does it actually mean? Our taste...

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 (21): What’s on the menu?

Health and Wellbeing

Finally, after a year delay (thanks, Covid), the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is about to get started, which begs the question why it hasn’t been renamed Tokyo 2021. Anyway… Over...

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All about cassava

Understanding Spices

What is cassava? Cassava, also known as manioc or yuca, is a root vegetable and the underground part of the cassava shrub. Native to South America, it’s also widely grown...

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How to up your salad game

Understanding Spices

If you’re trying to get more vegetables into your diet, there’s a high chance that salads see a regular spot on your dinner table. It’s a great way to up...

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The Best Secret Santa Foodie Gifts

Seasonal Ideas

With Christmas just around the corner (it seems to come faster every year), you may find yourself in a familiar position. It’s secret Santa at work and you’ve drawn somebody...

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Eighth Wedding Anniversary

Health and Wellbeing

Celebrate with salt! From 'salt' to 'marriage' might seem a bit of a stretch but the many qualities of salt typify the positive values necessary in the making of a...

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Berbere Spice Blend Uncovered

Understanding Spices

What is berbere spice blend? Berbere is a traditional spice blend that is the foundation of Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine. The name itself means ‘pepper’ or ‘hot’ in Amharic, the...

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The best Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown episodes

Spicy Adventures

June 25th is known by those in the culinary world and many fans alike as ‘Bourdain day’. This is the day that marks the late, great Anthony Bourdain’s birthday and...

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The Best Food Gifts for Foodies

Featured, Understanding Spices

The good news keeps on coming here at Seasoned Pioneers. After six of our products won at the Great Taste Awards 2020 (one of the highest awards in the food...

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Top 5 foodie cities in Europe

Spicy Adventures

Planning a culinary adventure through Europe? You’re spoilt for choice. Europe is so diverse and each city has its own speciality. The food scenes in different cities are constantly evolving,...

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A brief history of: the Wiener Schnitzel

Spicy Adventures

The Wiener Schnitzel (sometimes the words are joined to form wienerschnitzel) is a favourite of many European nations. In Austria, it’s a national dish - the pride of Vienna. Walk...

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Dukkah Uncovered

Understanding Spices

What is dukkah? Dukkah is a mix of spices, herbs, nuts and seeds which originated in Egypt but is found all over the Middle East and North Africa. Dukkah has...

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10 Best foods for a good night’s sleep

Health and Wellbeing

Getting a good night’s sleep is very important for your health. Sleep can affect everything from your mood to your immune system, and getting enough of it can keep your...

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