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

How to Use Berbere Spice Blend

Often described as hot and spicy, berbere can be substituted in recipes calling for chili powder since it adds earthy, aromatic, and slightly sweet flavoring. Although its origins are North African, the spice works well in Italian and Mexican recipes that require some "heat." 

History of Berbere Spice Blend

The Ethiopian roots of berbere go deep into its history. Today we know Ethiopia as a land-locked country. Two thousand years ago, it was part of the Aksum kingdom, which included parts of modern day Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Yemen, and southern Saudi Arabia. More importantly, it bordered the Red Sea.

What is Berbere Spice Blend?

Berbere is a spice with its roots in Ethiopia and prevalent in Eritrea and other countries in the Horn of Africa.

Rumi Guide To Berbere

Have you heard of berbere, the fiery and peppery spice blend prevalent in Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine? Learn all about the history, uses, & dishes of berbere in our guide.

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Send your friends and loved ones thoughtfully packaged gifts of flavorful spices and blends that will inspire and bring joy to their kitchens and do good in the world.

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...

8 Cooking Tips and Tricks from Real Moms

As a child, some of our best moments were in the kitchen watching our moms prep, cook, and taste her favorite dishes....

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