This week, we’re looking at some very different foods that share a common, but unusual, trait.
Cinnamon has been in use by humans for thousands of years—possibly as early as 2,000 B.C.
By analyzing Stone-Age clay cooking vessels, researchers have found the earliest conclusive evidence of humans using spices to flavor their food.
As an antidote, a symbol of bravery and a kitchen staple, thyme has a long and storied past.
Explore the strong influence of Indian cuisine on the English food scene, and try out a recipe for mulligatawny soup.
Once a highly valuable spice, pepper has influenced regional cuisine the world over.
Not just tasty but essential for life, salt has a long and tumultuous history all its own.
Explore the ancient Egyptian diet and try out a traditional spice blend at home.