Tips On The Use Of Spices

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach as they say. Well not only is this true for man it is true for everyone. Good tasting food is a must for it being palatable. Purely bland food is a tough nut to crack. You can have the bland food for a day and not more than that and will crave for something tastier than that.

Spices and herbs actually provide that very much needed taste to the food. Now for the spices to be added you need to make sure that the spices are fresh and also the adequate quantities to be added. Proper mix or proportion is very important for the addition of spices. Most of the spices come in the powdered form or in the leaves form.

For addition of spices in the food you need to know a few things. The first and foremost is what is called compatibility. This is to know what type of spices gel well with other spices. This is the same way as you should which wine goes with what kind of food.

Let us say for example if you are preparing fish then you need to know whether basil leaves will work well or not. For that the bets way is to understand the basic properties of each spice and condiment. Some are only used for providing color and garnish and some are added to kill original flavor and get a new flavor form the herb. Herbs are also used to help in digestion of a few dishes.

Less or more of spices both are dangerous and that is why make sure that you get the quantity right. Put in a wrong proportion and the food will whacked out of taste and flavor. There are enough websites out there in the internet world as well as there are enough recipe books to help you out. But take precaution as all these recipes are overly commercial types and if you need to cook the food in a home cooked style then you definitely need to rely on your instincts. Also take help of your friend or neighboring aunt for advice if you are not sure.

Packaging of spices is very important as that retains the freshness, taste and the flavor of the spices. So make sure that you buy spices of a good brand and once if you opened them make sure to close them properly or seal the mouth of the bottle or the pack correctly

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