Chef Secrets: Spices 101

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – A pinch of this, or a teaspoon of that…spices can change the whole profile of your food, but do you know the secrets to recreating your favorite flavors at home. Personal Chef Bill Collins from ChefBill.com, shared his Chef Secrets for pairing spices!

Basic Dried Herbs that Go With Everything
Oregano
Thyme
Basil
Chili Powder
Cinnamon
Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper

Add these spices to create:

Asian flavored dishes
Chinese Five Spice, ginger, curry, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, garlic powder

Mexican flavored dishes
Cinnamon, cumin, chili powder, cayenne, hot pepper flakes

Indian flavored dishes
Curry, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger

Tex Mex flavored dishes
Cinnamon, cumin, chili powder, cayenne, hot pepper flakes, garlic powder, brown sugar

Mediterranean flavored dishes
Basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, cumin, garlic powder

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