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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 Thai Cooking

Featured, 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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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 beginners guide to Caribbean spices

Understanding Spices

From Jamaica to the Dominican Republic and Haiti to Barbados, nowhere does food quite like the Caribbean. You’ll often find a beautiful variety of spices mixed into all kinds of...

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A history of… Pho

Spicy Adventures

What is pho? Vietnam’s national dish, pho is a traditional noodle soup. Go anywhere in just about any city, town or village in Vietnam first thing in the morning and...

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A History Of Spice In London

Understanding Spices

London. What hasn’t been said about this capital of capitals? It is one of the greatest cities on earth and, at one point, was the very centre of it. As...

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The best low-sodium herbs and spices

Understanding Spices

How to reduce salt in your diet without compromising on flavour If you suffer from high blood pressure, kidney disease or heart failure, you might be wanting to reduce the...

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The weird and wonderful uses of spice

Featured, Understanding Spices

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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Top 10 rarest spices

Understanding Spices

Today, it’s easier than ever to find spices. Online shops, supermarkets and speciality shops all offer the opportunity for us to try spices from around the world. Some spices like...

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Spicy “Lockdown” Poem

News

I could abide Lockdown moreIf everything wasn't such a choreBut cooking keeps me acting niceEspecially if I'm using spice I wander up and down the housekeeping as quiet as a...

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Boosting your immune system – Top 10 healthiest spices and herbs

Featured, Understanding Spices

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: guinea pigs – pets or food?

Spicy Adventures

Despite our own obsession and adoration of these cute little pets in the UK (we all know someone who owns a guinea pig), the love is not universal. At least,...

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Spice on the road: Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar

Spicy Adventures

Quite literally sitting on top of the point where east meets west, straddling both Europe and Asia, Istanbul is one of the great melting pots on earth. For millennia, it...

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Cook your way through the Coronavirus

News

“Be-versed” in the way of healthy living. The 'Lockdown' Meltdown? At this time of isolationAnd restricted expectation,There has to be a wayTo occupy each day... We really must prioritise -Finding...

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A history of The Spice Islands

Understanding Spices

“The Spice Islands” - the name given to the Moluccas or Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia. This archipelago consists of over 1,000 islands with a total land mass of 75,000...

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Spice Mixes – Origins and Developments

Whether it’s Adobo from Latin America, Baharat from the Middle East or Tikka Masala from the Indian subcontinent, we have all at some point had a taste of spice mixes....

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The Silk Road

Spicy Adventures

The Silk Road. What feelings, images and thoughts does that name conjure up for you? Is it the thought of exciting new spices making their way from a new world...

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The medicinal and well-being properties of herbs and spices.

Understanding Spices

The healing power of herbs and spices has been known for thousands of years and, to this day, a large proportion of the world's population still benefits from their medicinal...

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A Consumer’s Guide to Food Delivery UK

News

The Covid-19 pandemic struck the UK at the beginning of 2020 with unprecedented force. One of its most unwelcome side effects was the frenzied buying of frantic food shoppers, desperate...

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A brief history of spice in Liverpool

Featured, Understanding Spices

If you take a walk along the world famous waterfront of Liverpool, you cannot escape the past. For mile after mile, along the shores of the River Mersey, a vast...

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Customer Reviews

Claims to Fame

“Ras-el-Hanout Spice Blend from Seasoned Pioneers saves you from having to unearth all the different spices” Alistair Hendy Olive Magazine "… all comes dry-roasted and blended from Seasoned Pioneers to bring,...

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Spice Pioneer Power Pods

News

A Revolutionary Way to Cook Easy Midweek Meals For those too busy to enjoy the tasty results of home cooking, there is now a way to produce restaurant quality cuisine...

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Sous Chef – Herb & Spice Experts of the Kitchen!

News

Literally translating ‘under chef’, the French term 'sous chef' means second in command to the executive or head chef within a commercial grade kitchen. The role is both rewarding and...

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We Need Your Help

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We are looking for a piece of land suitable to plant trees to create a carbon capture woodland and reserve. Ideally within the boundaries of the northern forest - https://lnkd.in/gdhZKS6....

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Why is Vanilla so Expensive?

Understanding Spices

We all love the familiar, floral scent of vanilla. From the delicate fragrance drifting from your reed diffuser in the living room to the sweet tasting ice-cream that you bought...

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Fortnum and Mason Herbs and Spices

News

Selling Earl Grey tea rumoured to be fit for the Queen, it’s really no surprise that the high-end London retailer Fortnum and Mason is reaping the rewards of a successful...

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Hello Fresh Spices – Recipes that work

Claims to Fame, News

Supplying Hello Fresh with Seasoned Pioneers Spices 2012-July 2019. Patrick Drake originally began a career in Law. In 2012 his passion for food set him on track to co-founding the...

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Cook from Scratch, with these amazing Spice Kits

News, Spicy Adventures

If your goal for 2019 is learning to cook, or simply cooking more from scratch, then a spice subscription with the Spice Pioneer is the perfect place to start. This...

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Spices and Slimming

Health and Wellbeing

A New Year’s Resolution you can keep!! The Christmas binge is probably reaching its finale (ah…!).  What an opportunity to ‘kick into touch’ your eating habits and be transformed by...

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Wholesale Suppliers of Gin Botanicals

Trade

Here at Seasoned Pioneers we are renowned for sourcing premium and authentic worldwide seasonings. Seasonings are flavourings such as herbs and spices that improve the overall flavour of food. Some...

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Pancake Day Spicy Poem

News, Spicy Adventures

Shrove Tuesday - have a pancake bake! There's lots of spicy feasts to make. An opportunity to grapple With the mix and lots of apple! Do not be a 'pancake...

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Spice Poem – Ode to Spice Blends

News, Spicy Adventures

Blends, blends, magnificent blends The Spice Pioneer is setting new trends. Poudre de Colombo, Paella mix Flavours galore to knock 'em for six - Blends, blends, magnificent blends. Blends, blends,...

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Hello, I’m the Spice Pioneer!

News, Spicy Adventures

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new and exciting spice box subscription service – The Spice Pioneer! This is a unique concept developed exclusively by Seasoned...

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Meet the Spice Pioneer

News, Spicy Adventures

Introducing a superb new and unique subscription box, unlike anything previously seen in the UK! We treasure our loyal following of adventurous cooks and wanted to take things a step...

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Herb and Spice Stockists – Case Studies

Trade

Seasoned Pioneers are based on the Wirral, a peninsula bordered by the River Dee on one side and the River Mersey on the other. Wirral is a mixture of coast,...

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10 copies of fundraising #CookForSyria Recipe Book to be won

The conflict is Syria is considered to be the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. Over 8 million children’s lives are in danger within Syria and children...

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Gifts for cooks!

News, Seasonal Ideas

It can be difficult to think of original and innovative gifts at Christmas or any other time of year. We think that for anyone who enjoys cooking and eating, a...

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The Indian Cookery Course by Monisha Bharadwaj

News

Techniques, Masterclasses and Ingredients with over 300 recipes! These are the claims on the cover of this newly released treasury of Indian cuisine and take our word for it, it...

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Chronicles of Nadiya

News

The recent BBC series ‘Chronicles of Nadiya’ had us enthralled with stunning images of Bangladeshi life and the fascinating dialogue of Nadiya Hussain, last year’s winner of The Great British...

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