Spicelight: Grains of Paradise

When you close your eyes and dream of paradise, what do you smell? When I close my eyes and smell fresh ground Grains of Paradise, I sense hints of hazelnut, cocoa butter and citrus. There’s…

Spicelight: Long Pepper

Back from the brink of culinary extinction, long pepper takes the spicelight. Long pepper, Piper longum, is the sweeter and spicier cousin of the black peppercorn you already know and love. It was once the…

Spicelight: Maple Sugar

  Maple sugar is among the oldest agricultural products in North America. We owe the existence of this saccharine sap to the indigenous peoples who first created it. Nearly everywhere you find maple trees growing…