Spice it up!
We love our spices at Simple & Beautiful catering!
The art of balancing spice blends has intrigued me, ever since I cooked my first meal. Now granted as a 4 year old creating a one pan style mince dish - I can now fully appreciate my parents support - it may not have come out with the desired piquant flavours I had in mind, but it was a step!
It wasn't until I had the privilege of working with Chef Amit Gupta, who now runs the absolutely amazing Cumin Courtyard in QLD that I truly began to understand. Amits' understanding of the subtle changes that are created when one toasts, grinds, pastes or powders the spices available to the modern shopper was immense, and I was fortunate to learn what I could.
Nowadays at S&B, we use the huge variety of spices we keep on hand to add whimsical elements to many of our dishes, so that our guests enjoy a truly unique experience.
Some of our favourites are featured in that lovely little pic above... cumin, turmeric, cardamon, curry leaves, sumac, cinnamon, black cumin, carraway, and kashmiri chilli. We're going to feature some recipes over the next few months that incorporate some of these lovelies, so that you too can enjoy the wonderful flavours that are ready to be unlocked in your kitchen.
23/7/2018 08:23:23 pm
Well, I've been to Thailand last year and the country is indeed the best country for spices! I've been a hoarder I never dreamed to be because when I got the chance to taste their food, I asked the locals what ingredients they have put on that particular recipe. They answered me and I was lucky enough because they shared their secret spices. I went back to America with a smile on my face ands excitement with the idea that I'll be preparing a good food soon!
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