Growing up in the Caribbean, I recall the savory smells of pots bubbling which in turn would cause me to anticipate what I would consume. Saltfish, conch in butter sauce, kalaloo, stew fish red peas soup, arroz con pollo, oxtail, curry chicken, pelau, are dishes that initially come to mind when I think of some of my favorite meals. These complex dishes begin with an blend of spices and sometimes vegetables. If you have ever made your own blend of spices to season your favorite meat, starch, vegetable, baking dish, etc. whether you know it or not you can consider yourself a mini food technologist.
I’m a food scientist and spices are my profession and passion. The fascinating world of food includes the spice industry, one of the world’s oldest businesses. My blogs will be dedicated to the history of spices, their origins, and uses. Beginning in 2017, each month we will take a trip around the world to explore and experience the many uses of spices from A to Z. Here’s a preview.
Keep visiting my blog for more on the A to Z history of spices.