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Meat Rubs and Spice Blends for a Gift

Please recommend me your favorite meat rubs and spice blends (pre-packaged, not homemade) that will make grilled or braised meat taste AMAZING. [more inside]
posted by subject_verb_remainder on Aug 15, 2014 - 12 answers

Help Me Jazz up baked chicken breasts!

As part of developing better eating habits, my new go-to dinner has become baked chicken breast and vegetables. Now I love me some chicken, but this can get pretty boring after a while. What are some good spice mixes, rubs, or marinades that you guys use to make chicken delicious? [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Feb 2, 2014 - 26 answers

Looking for commercial kitchen supply store, north Chicago burbs

I'm looking for a restaurant supply/commercial kitchen supply store in the northern (near Gurnee) Chicago burbs. I'm setting up a business in Japan, and there are some things (like clothing in my size, certain specialized utensils) that are difficult or expensive to find here. I'm also interested in GFS/non-membership stores that sell bulk spices, if there are any in the area.
posted by Ghidorah on Dec 18, 2013 - 5 answers

How can I make spices the most packable?

My brother is a vagabond ski-bum, who lives in a tree house in the summer, cooks on a camp stove, and lives off of oatmeal, rice and beans, ramen, cans of tuna, and PB+Js. He does not like "owning things." I'm going to civilize him a little bit by sending him a selection of spices for Christmas. BUT they need to be able to kept in a backpack or in a shoebox or something, take up very little space and weight. Any suggestions on A. How to package them? and B) Which herbs and spices you think I MUST INCLUDE? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur on Dec 4, 2013 - 24 answers

Source for myrtle leaves and berries

Where can I order myrtle leaves and berries online for delivery to the United States? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Sep 6, 2013 - 6 answers

I have time and tamarind paste

I would like to make worcestershire sauce in my kitchen. I have an extensive spice cabinet and I can get my hands on anything and everything else necessary. I'm willing to toast, mince, simmer, ferment, and strain for as long as it takes. [more inside]
posted by mgar on Aug 26, 2013 - 4 answers

Which Indian spices should I get to be able to cook Indian food?

I have a gift card for a fancy spice store, and the only spices that are missing from my kitchen are Indian food spices, which is a shame because I LOVE Indian food. What spices/herbs/seeds/nuts should I get to be able to cook complete Indian dishes? And what should I make with them? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Aug 3, 2013 - 22 answers

Top Rub?

What is your favorite (and tested) meat rub recipe? For beef? For chicken? For ribs? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Nov 11, 2012 - 16 answers

One world, one pantry, all that jazz

I know it's a rule of cooking that ingredients that grow together taste good together: the same climate conditions give us the best tomatoes and the best basil. But are there any pairs (or trios, or whatever) of foods from really really disparate parts of the world that go shockingly well together? [more inside]
posted by firstbest on May 15, 2012 - 33 answers

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins, new and improved?

I need more ideas for how to spice up/flavor my turkey meatloaf muffins. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Jan 1, 2012 - 26 answers

Best book on how to cook with herbs and spices, and NO Salt?

Best book on how to cook with herbs and spices, and NO Salt? [more inside]
posted by talljamal on Dec 14, 2011 - 6 answers

the spice who loved me

What are the essential spices to have around for cooking modern, eclectic/internationalized vegetarian food? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Nov 29, 2011 - 17 answers

How do I make a good curry with a curry powder?

How do I make a good Indian curry with a pre-made curry powder? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Sep 15, 2011 - 13 answers

Why have a herb & spice rack if you dont use it?

My herb and spice rack never gets used. I would like to use them all up this year, if not I will probably throw them away. Since I don't have a chef's instinct, I don't know what foods they are best used for, or probably more importantly, what foods they wont work well with. [more inside]
posted by chrisdab on Apr 18, 2011 - 28 answers

Penzey's-Pick-and-Choose

What spice blends (and perhaps other stuff) from Penzey's should I try? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jan 25, 2011 - 44 answers

Presents for a chili cook?

Present ideas for the chili lover. I'm trying to think of a gift basket for a burgeoning chili-chef, but I know very little about chili and have no ideas outside a nice cut of meat and it would be nice to get them something that would last a little more long-term. Chili-makers, are there any really nice spices you like in your chili or other special ingredients? A specific tool or pot you find indispensable? Any "idea" books (this person is not the type to follow strict recipes, but would likely follow something that said "try this for this effect")? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Dec 8, 2010 - 23 answers

It's the season..for salt.

I have been using seasoned salt lately, and noticed that they mostly share a combination of paprika, onion, pepper, chili powder, etc. So I was wondering, what's your absolute favorite, game-changing seasoned salt, the one that turns something bland into a dish that you impress your friends with? It can be a commercial or DIY recipe, of course. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Nov 5, 2010 - 37 answers

He who controls The Spice, controls The Universe.

Halp! We have too many spices and not enough time. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Aug 9, 2010 - 19 answers

Spice me up!

Spices. We just discovered Saffron and want to know more. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Feb 17, 2010 - 32 answers

Help me not have to eat a giant vat full of tasteless mush

Help me save this giant pot of soup I just made! [more inside]
posted by Dormant Gorilla on Jan 3, 2010 - 30 answers

Light Metal Indian Dishware?

Indian Cooking - I want those authentic tin plates and bowls - where? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Nov 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Can I order prepared black recado online?

Is there someplace I can order prepared black recado (aka recado negro aka chilmole) online? [more inside]
posted by anazgnos on Nov 23, 2009 - 2 answers

I like sugar and spice, but which ones are nice?

I like cooking, and I have a variety of spices, but I have never learned how to really use them. How should I learn to use them? What are some tips for trying things out? Do you have any any good recipes that highlight particular spice blends in traditional or unusual ways? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 29, 2009 - 16 answers

I love you, fresh egg

What cooking secrets take your food to the almost-pro level? [more inside]
posted by chalbe on Aug 24, 2009 - 135 answers

Delicious date-based falafel seasoning

Help me find a date! Powdered dates, that is, in Seattle. [more inside]
posted by hattifattener on Jul 23, 2009 - 8 answers

More abstract recipes please

I'm looking for more abstract recipes like this. [more inside]
posted by bigmusic on May 25, 2009 - 23 answers

Chili When It's Chilly

I'm going to make a pot of chili tomorrow. Besides the usual kidney beans, tomato schtuff, burger and trinity, what do you like to put in yours to liven things up? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jan 22, 2009 - 79 answers

What else can I grind in a pepper mill?

What else can I grind in a pepper mill? [more inside]
posted by Lizc on Aug 20, 2008 - 20 answers

Cancelling out spicy odors?

Is it possible to make Indian food without smelling up the joint? [more inside]
posted by knave on Oct 22, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me find my daily grind

I am looking for a new pepper mill, but an Amazon search produces an overwhelming 800 results and very few customer reviews. So I turn to you, my Metafilter test market. I use the mill often enough that Target's selection just isn't cutting it anymore, but I don't know which models and brands offer the most bang for my buck. And, aren't Peugeots cars? It should be manual (not electric), it should have a variable grind, a heft in the hand, and a steel or red finish (though I prefer function over form). Tell me if you've got a great grinder. Thanks in advance everybody!
posted by B-squared on Sep 3, 2007 - 29 answers

A pinch of this, a dash of that

I'm about to restock my spice cabinet, and I'm hoping to get some advice on what herbs/spices/extracts I should invest in. What dried herbs/spices vary most in quality? [more inside]
posted by roundrock on Apr 28, 2007 - 24 answers

Your cumin is in my peanut oil.

What are the rules of thumb for mixing various spices and cooking oils for optimum flavor? [more inside]
posted by bingo on Apr 5, 2007 - 18 answers

Grinding mondo peppercorns

I love Tellicherry pepper, but I need to find a pepper mill that can handle these extra-large peppercorns. [more inside]
posted by wryly on Dec 7, 2006 - 15 answers

Sugar and spice and everything nice

I'm looking for some premium, gourmet, fancy-pants spices (e.g., saffron, really good vanilla beans, etc.) as a gift for a food-savvy friend. I'm clueless about where to look, and Google turns up all kinds of shady e-commerce sites. Where do I go for the really nice, high-quality stuff?
posted by oissubke on Aug 2, 2005 - 29 answers

Cardamom

MoreCookingfilter. Calling all cardomom experts. [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on Sep 28, 2004 - 11 answers

Unsalting food

Despite years of cooking, I still occasionally over-salt dishes, particularly sauces. Does anyone have any good tips for how to make an over-salted sauce taste less salty the next day? At the moment I have a curry sauce that is good for several applications; but at the moment it is *salty*!
posted by carter on Dec 27, 2003 - 8 answers

What do you know about saffron?

What does saffron taste like? Also what are the differences between Greek, Indian, Iranian and Spanish saffron? Also which is the best? [more inside]
posted by riffola on Dec 19, 2003 - 11 answers

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