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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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Use your ‘loaf’ and make the best seeded bread ever!

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Seeds for Bread Is there anyone who doesn't go weak at the knees when confronted by the sensational aroma of freshly baked home-made bread? For almost sixty years we have...

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The weird and wonderful uses of spice

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Spices and herbs are a staple of every kitchen providing interest to many dishes by enlivening the taste buds. Not only have they played a role in cooking but, historically,...

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Boosting your immune system – Top 10 healthiest spices and herbs

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Throughout history, herbs and spices have been used not just to flavour dishes, but also for their medicinal properties. Even small doses of herbs and spices can pack a punch...

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Bizarre food: the story of Bau Nyale

Spicy Adventures

Picture this: a beautiful tropical island tucked away in the Indonesian archipelago. It’s a place where you’ll find stunning, empty beaches. Rolling hills covered in lush, green rainforest that tumbles...

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Jerk Seasoning Uncovered

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What is Jerk Seasoning? No matter where you are in the world, Jamaican cooking can transport you to the tropics  thanks to the distinctive flavours of the ubiquitous jerk seasoning....

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Khmeli-Suneli Uncovered

Understanding Spices

What is khmeli suneli? The fun sounding khmeli suneli is a Georgian spice blend which is used in many different recipes from the Caucasus region. Translating to ‘dried spices’, the...

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Why we can’t wait to have restaurants back

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After a long, bleak winter, the latest announcements from the British PM Boris Johnson have finally offered a glimmer of hope in the UK. Perhaps, after all, there is light...

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Advieh Spice Blend Uncovered

Understanding Spices

What is advieh? Literally translating to ‘spice’ in Persian, advieh is a spice blend used in Iranian cuisine. It’s a staple in Persian cooking, often compared to India’s garam masala....

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A brief history of: Beef Rendang

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Beef rendang is a dish that has always been popular throughout South East Asia and in more recent times, throughout the world. In 2011, CNN International ran a poll in...

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What is Healthy Eating?

Health and Wellbeing

Eating healthily is one of the choices we can make to give ourselves the best possible chance of physical, mental and emotional well-being. "Food is better medicine than drugs."(Patrick Holford)....

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Food Extinction: What can you do to turn the tide?

Understanding Spices

If you haven’t had the chance to do so already, have a read of our article highlighting the plight of some of your favourite foods. In short, the future does...

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Shichimi Togarashi Uncovered

Understanding Spices

This spicy Japanese spice blend may sound exotic, but since appearing in recipes by Jamie Oliver and the Hairy Bikers, it’s popping up more and more in British cupboards. What...

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Food extinction: your favourite, but for how long?

Understanding Spices

By now, it’s impossible to deny climate change and the fact that the earth is well on its way in a sixth mass extinction event. Whichever way you look, from...

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All about candlenut

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What is candlenut? The candlenut (Aleurites moluccanus) is a flowering tree and is also known as candleberry, Indian walnut, kemiri, varnish tree, nuez de la India, buah keras, godou or...

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A Brief History of: Lasagne

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Lasagne is one of those classic Italian pasta dishes. It’s beloved not just by humans, but cats too - Garfield being the chief champion of it amongst the feline kingdom...

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