The History of Spices

Monday, 18. July 2016 What was the Spice Route?

In the late Middle Ages ever more exotic spices came from Asia to Europe. Since the spices were very expensive, Europeans looked for cheaper ways to get their favorite new flavors. Thus the spice route was discovered.

Monday, 10. August 2015 A Brief History of the Spice Trade

Humans have used spices for a very long time. There is evidence that they were already used as early as the Neolithic period. Later in history, spices became a luxury and even triggered wars. Here is a brief account of the fascinating history of...

Wednesday, 08. July 2015 Typical South American Spices

From the pampas of Argentina to the sprawling jungles of the Amazon to the slopes of the Andes - South America is a continent of contrasts. With such a diverse landscape, it is not surprising that this area is home to a variety of spices. Many of...

Wednesday, 24. June 2015 India - Land of Spices

What comes to mind when you think of Indian cuisine? Is curry for you a food or a spice mixture? Do you think of ginger, cumin and cardamom? Just thinking about classic Indian spices makes the mouth start to water. On closer inspection, this is...