Spices and ingredients

    Also known as Paradise seed. In the realm of black pepper.

Candied Ginger
    Going beyond the pumpkin pie spice.

Rethinking Cinnamon
    There are several varieties of what is called cinnamon today. These distinction were important to people in the Middle Ages.


Spices and ingredients of the Middle Ages in the Middle East.

There is much overlap between the Middle East and Europe, in many way because of the Ancient health manuals which describe spices as cures for ailments.

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. Ms. Arabe 2964, fol. 60. Detail
Herbal. Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. Ms. Arabe 2964, fol. 60. Detail. 1198 Persia.
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