What are your favorite spices for cooking?

United States
August 14, 2007 4:21pm CST
What spices do you love to add to your food when you are cooking? Do you add them to everything or stick to using them in just a few dishes? Right now my favorite things to use are cheyanne pepper and cinnamon together, it gives a sweet yet spicy taste and both spices are said to aide in wight loss too.
7 responses
@dk_y2k5 (118)
• India
16 Aug 07
wow! never knew these spices could aid in weight loss too.Now wait and watch, I'll put these in my tea also...lol...just kidding! Coming onto the point of adding spices, same here i guess, I love adding the cinnamon and pepper. I don't know how you call them in english, but in the regional language it's called Garam Masala (to add hotness) , Degi Mirch (to add color along with chilliness), Aamchoor (to add a sweet & sour taste) and chat masala (to add spicy tinge to the dish) I love cooking and my favorite ones are spicy dishes indeed. :)
• United States
16 Aug 07
Well guess what? They actually make tea with those two in it to aide in weight loss, lol. I haven't tried that one but I bet it's not bad, the cinnamon when paired with that pepper looses it's cinnamon tastes and acts almost like a sugar brining out the natural sweetness in food. I have heard of some of the spices you mentioned. I'm just now learning to like spicy dishes, the area I live in now has huge Mexican and Indian populations so the restaurants are everywhere and everyone here cooks their food spicy.
@dk_y2k5 (118)
• India
17 Aug 07
hehehe! great then! TIME to put cinnamon and pepper in my morning tea ;) LOL!
@andrejuly84 (1047)
• Romania
18 Aug 07
i like to use rosemarin.don't know if is right said cause i really don't know the english name just trying a translation from my language.i like also curry and i have one more using a lot but really don't know how to say it.is so difficult sometimes to find the right words so i can rspond clearly to you.
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
18 Aug 07
Ah don't worry, you mostly got it right. And you also reminded me of a spice I missed. (I have plenty to keep track of)
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
I love the smell and the taste of garlic and onion. They are my favorite spices. By the way, I had read an article which says long time ago, spices are regarded as treasures. People have even shed blood just to get spices. We should be happy that now, they are everywhere and could easily be reached.
• United States
16 Aug 07
garlic an onion are great and I love that they can go into pretty much any food to make it taste great.
@brimia (6588)
• United States
15 Aug 07
I love cinnamon and use it in many things like baked goods (cookies, quick breads, fruit crisp...), oatmeal, and cider. I like cumin and pepper for many dips, salsas, sauces, soups, chili, and stews.
• United States
15 Aug 07
Those are all great!
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
22 Aug 07
I love to use spices while cooking. Although i dont know english names for all these i am mentioning some name in hindi itself. Cardamom, black peper, cloves, ajwain, dal chinni, tej patta, kari patta, turmeric.
@phayeth (519)
• Philippines
18 Aug 07
well, i like garlic, onions, pepper, bellpepper. and many more..
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
18 Aug 07
Cheyanne pepper, red italian pepper, curry powders, wasabi, garlic for spicy. Saffron, ginger, basil, minced red onion, cumin for specific palette tastes. Sage, oregano, mesquite, sea salt for bold tastes. Cinnamon, brown sugar for sweeter tastes.