What spices do you use when you cook?

United States
February 18, 2010 1:29am CST
I believe that adding flavor is one of the most important aspect of cooking. Too much flavor can add to saltiness and not enough flavor will be too bitter. Also using spices for your food changes the taste? what spices do you use?
9 responses
• United States
23 May 10
For most meals I use Morton's Nature's Seasonings... its a good combination for most meats and veggies. Otherwise I use garlic, rosemary, garlic salt, lemon pepper, salt, ...
@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
28 Mar 10
hmm... chili, ginger, black pepper and cayenne pepper...
18 Feb 10
It depends on the dish but generally black pepper, chillies, mixed spcies, turmeric, paprika, mixed herbs, garlic, ginger - not altogether though...lol Do onions count?
@Masihi (4428)
• Canada
18 Feb 10
It all depends on which herbs/spices you use which various meats/sauces. It definitely depends on your tastes, so it's usually trial & error. I prefer basil, oregano, and italiano with tomato-type dishes. I use both freshly-ground black and white pepper in my roast beef, along with rosemary and mustard. Honey and garlic is good for chicken. LOL the list goes on. I do avoid the steak spices and chicken spices as they're just like spicy-flavoured salt. But if you do have some chicken spice in your cubboard you can reduce the saltiness by finely grinding up rice krispies and adding it to the spice, then coating your chicken with it.
@p3ks626 (6548)
• Philippines
18 Feb 10
I usually use garlic, onions and pepper to spice up the dishes I cook. It is also one of the most common spices we have here in our country. I have seen other spices in the market but I use them depending on the food that I am cooking.
@vathsala30 (3728)
• India
18 Feb 10
Hi hanxyoung I generally use cumin, black pepper corns, sour spice, red pepper and the necessary spices which is demanded for my dish.
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
18 Feb 10
Our cabinets are full of jars of spices, nothing is cooked around here that parsley is not in, garlic salt, is probably used daily, we use a lot of thyme, sage and rosemary, they are good for the heart. You can go online and look up spices and see which goes in what. I can not imagine eating with out the spices. The food is so bland. But then I come from southeast Louisiana where every one uses the spices, and when we moved back home to Ohio going out to eat was disappointing, every thing in resturants especially speghetti sauce is tasteless, because it is not seasoned like we do. But I do understand that resturants have to cook for the majority of the people so they don't use a lot of spice. Since we have been home now people call me and ask me to do some of the food they have gotten used to the taste with the spices and like it.
@saanjh (784)
• India
18 Feb 10
I use saltiness spices sour spices and I use spices which is needed for the food It's depend on the dish what I'm cooking.
• India
18 Feb 10
When i cook i never used any spices masala because it doesn't give a taste.