Nearly every pantry is stocked with black pepper, and for good reason. Earthy and pungent, black pepper enhances the flavour of meat, gives a spicy bite to soups and stews and brings layers of additional flavour to vegetables.
Sweet and fragrant basil complements tomato-based dishes including pizza, pasta and marinara sauce. It also pairs well with vegetable, chicken, pork or seafood. Its sweet, minty, anise flavour is spectacular in chicken, fish, pasta, salads, vegetables and tomato dishes.
Peppery and minty oregano brings a world of flavour to a wide variety of foods. An assertive cousin to marjoram, oregano livens up classic Italian tomato sauce, Greek meats, fish dishes, and cooked and raw vegetables.
Pungent and strong, savoury garlic adds instant flavour into whatever you’re cooking. A member of the lily family, garlic is native to Central Asia and cousin to leeks, chives, onions and shallots.
Ground allspice contains all the sweet, savoury and warm flavours of your spice-cupboard favourites. Use it when you’re looking for a fragrant, somewhat peppery note for sweet and savoury dishes like pumpkin pie, gingerbread, sausage, pickles, glazes for ham and Jamaican jerk seasoning.
Rich, earthy and warm, cumin adds instant depth to any dish. One of the main flavours in chili powder and taco seasoning, ground cumin adds complexity to vegetarian dishes and enhances the savoury flavour of rich meats like beef and lamb.
While curry powder is best known for adding flavour and fragrance to Indian dishes like curries featuring lamb and chicken, it can be used for so much more. Our curry powder combines the spicy zip of black pepper, cloves, nutmeg and ginger with the satisfying earthiness of turmeric, bay leaves and coriander, then balances the mix with onion, celery seed, fenugreek, and cumin.