10 Must-Try Recipes from a Midwest Spice House
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The magic of spices
Midwest spice sellers say they see a growing interest in exotic spices. "All the cooking shows and magazines out there have really turned people on to the magic and multitude of flavors available to them," says Patty Erd, who with her husband, Tom, runs the Spice House in Evanston, Illinois.
Burgers can be transformed with a dusting of kosher flake salt, peppers, garlic powder and parsley. An omelet dressed with herbes de Provence turns ooh-la-la. Debi Myer, buyer for Planters Seed & Spice Company in Kansas City, Missouri, says the average kitchen has only 12 spices, but she's noticed "a move away from the basics" in the past five years. "You know, you can't hurt anything by experimenting with different spices, really. Unless it's hot pepper powder," she says.
The next slides feature 10 recipes from the Spice House.