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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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Latest Blog

New Product Line Up

News

Barberries… Dried Barberries, most widely known in Middle Eastern cuisine, especially in Iranian dishes (where they are known as zereshk) have a host of other uses too. These mild, slightly sweet,...

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Classic Indian Recipes by Manju Malhi

Claims to Fame, News

We’re over the moon with the latest addition to the Seasoned Pioneers bookcase – Classic Indian Recipes by Manju Malhi Impossible to put down, this delightful book showcasing 75 signature...

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Tamarind unveiled

Understanding Spices

Originally native to Africa, but used for centuries across all continents, the tamarind tree yields long seed pods with a hard, brown shell. Contained within these pods are up to...

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Off to University?!

News

There are probably a lot of anxious parents amongst you, concerned about youngsters embarking on University courses away from all the home comforts that they are accustomed to, including good...

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Some new things from Seasoned Pioneers…

News

Over the last few months here at Seasoned Pioneers we've been updating our range of spices and seasonings.  Our latest additions include a wider selection of dried herbs as well...

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Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed!

Seasonal Ideas

Here in the UK Mother's Day will soon be upon us (Sunday March 31st, as if you needed reminding!).  While Mother's Day around the world falls on different days, the...

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Seasonal focus: leeks

Seasonal Ideas

Although it seems they're just about coming to the end of their best, with St David's Day kicking off the month of March, it would seem wrong not to give...

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The Red Hot Chilli Cookbook

News

This great new book is a must-have for all those chilli fans out there. The author, Dan May, is certainly a most well respected authority on the subject having set up...

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Seasonal focus: carrots

Seasonal Ideas

They help you see in the dark, Bugs Bunny loves them, they bring colour to your roast dinner and they're generally yummy. Hooray for the humble carrot! Again they tend...

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Spice up the food of love

Seasonal Ideas

February 14th is St Valentine's Day and while many people do want to take the time to show their loved ones how much they care on this particular day, there's...

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Christmas inspiration from around the world

Seasonal Ideas

Fancy something a little different on your table this festive season? We taken a look at a couple of other countries for some festive feasting inspiration. When thinking about Christmas,...

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Inspiration for Christmas gifts from your kitchen

Seasonal Ideas

Looking for a last minute Christmas gift or just some treats for festive visitors? Look no further than a simple, but delicious Panforte - a traditional Italian dessert containing fruits,...

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Christmas Recipes: Thinking ahead

Seasonal Ideas

It can be frowned upon to talk about Christmas too much before December but for some things it’s essential not least for anyone making Christmas cakes and puddings or chutneys...

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Seasonal focus: cauliflower

Seasonal Ideas

“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education” Mark Twain. Not a vegetable that necessarily stands out on the seasonal vegetable lists – though it might be because it’s...

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Kashmiri Chilli

Understanding Spices

After being unavailable from Seasoned Pioneers for a number of years, Kashmiri chillies are once again available to buy online. Originating from South India, the chilli has a sweet flavour...

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Indian Spices – Indian Restaurant Curry Range

News

A selection of the classic Indian spice restaurant curries...  each resealable foil pouch has an easy to follow recipe on the back and contains all the authentically dry-roasted Indian spices...

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Seasoned Pioneers used on Delia through the Decades on BBC2!

Claims to Fame, News

Seasoned Pioneers used on Delia through the Decades on BBC2...! In the TV series Delia through the Decades on Monday evening, Delia used our Cardamom Masala in her recipe for...

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Gourmet Salt & Pepper

Understanding Spices

Those essential condiments used to season our food every day come in many different guises and flavours. From the finest sources worldwide, each has their own highly distinctive flavour to...

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Delia Smith and Seasoned Pioneers on BBC2…!

Claims to Fame, News

In her book, How to Cheat at Cooking, (published in 2008), Delia used no less than ten of Seasoned Pioneers spice blends and seasonings in her easy to make recipes....

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Pioneering… Alternative Christmas recipes

Seasonal Ideas

Turkey Hangover...?! Are you fed up with the same old turkey curry or sandwiches for days after your Christmas dinner? Why not try some of these ideas for different ways...

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Inspiration…Christmas Gift Ideas

Seasonal Ideas

Mulling Drink Spice Mixes... For guaranteed festive cheer try one of our mulling drink spice mixes (1.95 each) including our latest Mulled White Wine, best selling traditional Mulled Wine for red wine, Mulled Cider,...

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Radio 4 – The Food Programme

Claims to Fame, News

Do you send spices to India..?  What Radio 4's the Food Programme found out about Seasoned Pioneers! Earlier this year, Shelia Dillon from Radio 4's The Food Programme visited the...

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Inspiration… Recipes for healthy eating

Health and Wellbeing

 We are all very aware of the importance and benefits of eating healthily. While we are increasingly getting the message that opting for a balanced diet and exercise is safer...

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Discover… Seasoned Pioneer Seasoning Collectionsnews

News

Is your spice cupboard in need of a freshen up? Need a gift for someone who's just starting to get creative in the kitchen or for a spice aficionado?... at...

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Middle Eastern Street Food-Dukkah (DOO-kah)

Understanding Spices

Dukkah is a delicious combination of Middle Eastern spices and flavours: Hazelnuts or chickpeas as a base, along with pepper, coriander, cumin and sesame seeds. Dukkah has a long tradition in...

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Planning Your Indian Spice Dinner Party

News

When planning your meal, bear in mind that there are generally 3 items in a traditional Indian spiced meal: Main dish Side dish Staple (Bread or rice) Chutneys, salads and...

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