Quick Guide to Every Herb and Spice in the Cupboard
(Image credit: Jag_cz/Shutterstock) Ever get coriander confused with cumin? Or wonder just what exactly curry powder is made out of? As much for our benefit as for yours, we've put together this quick reference guide to all the most common (and some uncommon) herbs and spices! For any herb or spice listed below, click on the name to read the full description. We'll continue adding to this list as we cover more of the seasonings we use in our cooking. Dried Herbs & Spices Asafoetida (Asafetida) - Used as a digestive aid in Indian cooking, asafoetida has a strong odor that mellows out into a garlic-onion flavor. (Image credit: mythja/Shutterstock) Fresh Herbs Basil (also: Thai Basil) - Highly aromatic with a robust licorice flavor. Ras El-Hanout (Image credit: Quanthem/Shutterstock) Spice Blends, Rubs & Mixes Baharat - Black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, and cloves. Are there any herbs or spices you've been wondering about?