Rumi Spice Blog: News, Updates, Saffron Tips, & More – Tagged "Spice 101"

Spice 101

3 Ways to Toast Whole Spices For Aromatic & Robust Flavors

There's Only One Reason to Toast Your Spices Toasted spices taste better. Toasting is an absolute must-do if you wan...

INTRODUCTION TO CORIANDER SEEDS

From Indian garam masala to Ethiopian berbere, the little beige to green coriander has been used by different food cultures worldwide for its versatile, bittersweet citrus flavor. Learn why whole coriander is a must-have spice for your pantry.

What is Fennel?

Fennel is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. This verdant little seed is prized for both its unique flavor profile and versatility in global cuisine. Learn why fennel should be on of your pantry staples.

The Rumi Guide to Baharat

Have you heard of baharat, the essential, all-purpose Middle Eastern & Mediterranean spice blend? Learn all about the history, uses, & dishes of baharat in our definitive guide.

How to make your own Baharat spice blend

With a well-stocked spice cabinet, you can develop your own Baharat recipe.

Baharat: Comparisons to Other Spice Blends

Baharat is often compared to other spice blends from the Middle East, India, & Northern Africa like garam masala, ras el hanout, za'atar, & advieh. While there are some similarities in ingredients, it would be a disservice to each distinct blend's cultural and culinary legacies to lump them together. Read on to learn

How to Use Baharat

While used frequently in stew-like dishes, baharat as a rub or in a marinade provides a mild spiciness to lamb, fish...

The History of Baharat

While it is difficult to pinpoint when and exactly where baharat started, it is assumed it developed out of the impo...

What is the Baharat Blend?

What do naan, chai, & baharat have in common? All three names simply translate to what they are: naan means bread...

How to Clean Out & Organize Your Spice Rack

Tips for cleaning out and organizing your spice cabinet. Our tips include the shelf life of spices, how to store your spices for freshness, and decluttering.

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