Essential Seasonings For Your Kitchen

I looked up top 10 or 20 lists of spices, herbs or seasoning blends. The one from Bon Appétit magazine looked the best.

Essential Seasonings For Your Kitchen

I looked up several top lists and the one at Bon Appétit magazine I found was the most useful for me.  They also have a few hints about seasonings. Unless you need a larger size, it is best to buy small amounts as the potency of most spices/herbs reduces over a year or two. Also, whenever you use a seasoning, do a smell test to see if you should replace it. You should smell a distinct aroma.

The list below is alphabetical so the order is not indicative of the importance of a seasoning,

If I've written about a particular seasoning, I will link to it.

  1. Allspice
  2. Apple Pie Spice
  3. Basil
  4. Bay Leaves
  5. Cayenne Pepper
  6. Chili Powder
  7. Cinnamon - Ground and Stick
  8. Cloves
  9. Cumin
  10. Curry Powder
  11. Dill Weed
  12. Garlic Powder
  13. Ginger - Ground
  14. Nutmeg - Ground
  15. Onion Powder
  16. Oregano
  17. Paprika
  18. Black Peppercorns
  19. Red Pepper Flakes
  20. Rosemary
  21. Saffron
  22. Sage
  23. Tarragon
  24. Thyme
  25. Vanilla - Extract and Beans

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