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Old 05-22-2006, 06:47 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good book dealing with food seasonings. I mainly want to learn what seasonings to use on different type of foods mainly meats and what seasonings I can or should not mix together. Also where does everyone get their not so common seasonings? Sometimes I'm preparing a recipe that calls for a seasoning or ingrediant that my local super markets do not stock or the people there do not know anything about this seasoning / ingrediant.

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Old 05-22-2006, 06:55 PM   #2
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http://www.bulkfoods.com/spices.asp?referer=gospi

http://whatscookingamerica.net/herbs.htm

Before going spending money on books search the Internet. Those 2 sites are just examples. But mostly trust your taste. Try new things see what you like or do not like. You do not have to use some fancy seasoning if you do not like the taste of it even though the recipe calls for it. What good is it to make a dish that you are going to hate.
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Old 05-22-2006, 06:59 PM   #3
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You might also check the current thread we have about basically the same thing .... on matching flavors.
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http://www.bulkfoods.com/spices.asp?referer=gospi

http://whatscookingamerica.net/herbs.htm

Before going spending money on books search the Internet. Those 2 sites are just examples. But mostly trust your taste. Try new things see what you like or do not like. You do not have to use some fancy seasoning if you do not like the taste of it even though the recipe calls for it. What good is it to make a dish that you are going to hate.
Yes thats a good source for the seasonings, I had already thought of doing that and had saved a link to a few places. Of course that delays things a bit but no big deal. I remember seeing a spice store in my county but unfortunately its not so close and with the gas prices, well I'll just purchase from the internet. Thanks.

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Old 05-22-2006, 08:15 PM   #5
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Start with simple things, I'm sure what you have in your grocery store will be plenty to expiriment. After years of experimenting, I went back to simple things like paprika, parsley, dill, caynne pepper, brown sugar, yes I use brow sugar too when season meats. Those are the things I use the most. Yes I use oregano and rosemary, all spice and cloves, cinnamon and citric acid, cumin and fajita seasoning, orange and lemon peel (thouse you do not have to buy, you can dry them your self), bay leave and cilantro ... but really the main things are those few that I use all the time.
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Check this out.

http://www.recipegoldmine.com/kitchart/kitchart.html
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:26 PM   #7
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Also where does everyone get their not so common seasonings? Sometimes I'm preparing a recipe that calls for a seasoning or ingrediant that my local super markets do not stock or the people there do not know anything about this seasoning / ingrediant.

Allen
Hello! I shop with The Spice House and Penzey's for my spices. They both have web-sites that I suggest you visit. I hope this helps you.
http://www.thespicehouse.com/

http://www.penzeys.com/

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