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    Post #1 - October 6th, 2020, 3:46 pm
    Post #1 - October 6th, 2020, 3:46 pm Post #1 - October 6th, 2020, 3:46 pm
    Besides salt and pepper.

    For me, it is Hungarian sweet paprika and ground cumin.
  • Post #2 - October 6th, 2020, 4:15 pm
    Post #2 - October 6th, 2020, 4:15 pm Post #2 - October 6th, 2020, 4:15 pm
    Most used: garlic powder, onion powder and paprika
    Most often used: msg
  • Post #3 - October 6th, 2020, 6:42 pm
    Post #3 - October 6th, 2020, 6:42 pm Post #3 - October 6th, 2020, 6:42 pm
    Overall, my most used spice is:

    Joe's Stuff
    https://store.nosoc.com/

    There really is no substitute.
  • Post #4 - October 6th, 2020, 6:50 pm
    Post #4 - October 6th, 2020, 6:50 pm Post #4 - October 6th, 2020, 6:50 pm
    Garlic powder
    Ground chipotle
    Ground ancho
    Pre-made blend: Spice House "Pullman."
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #5 - October 6th, 2020, 6:58 pm
    Post #5 - October 6th, 2020, 6:58 pm Post #5 - October 6th, 2020, 6:58 pm
    Probably cumin. It could be chimayo sun-dried powdered chile, because I use more of that when I use it. Ground coriander and smoked paprika are up there.

    Lately though, it's been more fresh flavors: chiles, garlic, ginger, fresh herbs. With winter coming on fast, the dried spices will start to dominate again.
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    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #6 - October 6th, 2020, 7:23 pm
    Post #6 - October 6th, 2020, 7:23 pm Post #6 - October 6th, 2020, 7:23 pm
    Cumin
    Cinnamon
    Sichuan peppercorn
    Turmeric
    Scary
  • Post #7 - October 6th, 2020, 7:38 pm
    Post #7 - October 6th, 2020, 7:38 pm Post #7 - October 6th, 2020, 7:38 pm
    cilantro wrote:Cumin
    Cinnamon
    Sichuan peppercorn
    Turmeric
    Scary

    No cilantro?! :lol:

    =R=
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  • Post #8 - October 6th, 2020, 7:42 pm
    Post #8 - October 6th, 2020, 7:42 pm Post #8 - October 6th, 2020, 7:42 pm
    Half-sharp paprika
  • Post #9 - October 6th, 2020, 8:37 pm
    Post #9 - October 6th, 2020, 8:37 pm Post #9 - October 6th, 2020, 8:37 pm
    Cinnamon and/or cardamom in my coffee.

    Otherwise, probably ginger, garlic, and cumin top the list.
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  • Post #10 - October 7th, 2020, 7:09 am
    Post #10 - October 7th, 2020, 7:09 am Post #10 - October 7th, 2020, 7:09 am
    Hard to determine as it depends on the cuisine.
    French-Thyme
    Italian-Oregano-Basil
    Mexican-Cumin-Mexican Oregano
    German-Juniper Berries
    Greek-Oregano
    Indian-Tumeric
    And the list goes on....
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  • Post #11 - October 7th, 2020, 7:13 am
    Post #11 - October 7th, 2020, 7:13 am Post #11 - October 7th, 2020, 7:13 am
    I'm also a big fan!

    Joe's Stuff
    https://store.nosoc.com/
  • Post #12 - October 7th, 2020, 10:02 am
    Post #12 - October 7th, 2020, 10:02 am Post #12 - October 7th, 2020, 10:02 am
    Nutmeg- freshly grated goes into my cup of coffee daily
    Spice House's Vulcan Fire Salt
    Smoked Paprika
    Powdered Chipotle
    Old Bay
    Curry Powder
    Cardamom
    Until about 15 years ago I used garlic powder all of the time. Now I just seem to use garlic fresh for some reason.
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  • Post #13 - October 7th, 2020, 10:47 am
    Post #13 - October 7th, 2020, 10:47 am Post #13 - October 7th, 2020, 10:47 am
    Depends on what I am cooking, as the spice combinations are pretty specific to the cuisine. I rarely use just one spice. Cumin was probably the one common spice in all the different combinations I use. So to try to mix things up I don't use cumin except when I make South Indian stuff.

    Cumin, Coriander, Fenugreek Seeds, Urad dal+ Chana dal (yes, in South Indian cuisine, these dals are used as spices!), and dried long Chilis when making South Indian food.

    Otherwise: Ajwain, Allspice, Nutmeg, Caraway (as a Cumin substitute) for when I make non-Indian food; and Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Shah Jeera (cumin substitute), Fennel seeds, Amchur and Kala Namak for North Indian stuff.

    As you can see: I LOVE SPICES!!! And I use all of these pretty regularly.
  • Post #14 - October 7th, 2020, 1:36 pm
    Post #14 - October 7th, 2020, 1:36 pm Post #14 - October 7th, 2020, 1:36 pm
    Just re-ordered from Penzeys so it's easy to index what we've moved through most in these 6+ months of constant home cooking:

    - Dried pasta spices (Pasta Sprinkle / Italian Seasoning / Herbs de Provence)
    - Mural of Flavor (kitchen pepper with lemon peel)
    - Smoked paprika
    - Dill
    - Ginger
    - Garlic (granulated)
    - Garam Masala
    - Szechuan pepper salt

    Separately, we were stressed enough running near the end of our Bomba (Calabrian chili paste) and salt grinders to make a TJ run, and also picked up more Everything But the Bagel and Coffee BBQ Rub.
  • Post #15 - October 7th, 2020, 2:03 pm
    Post #15 - October 7th, 2020, 2:03 pm Post #15 - October 7th, 2020, 2:03 pm
    Salt, pepper, garlic, and cinnamon
  • Post #16 - October 7th, 2020, 2:28 pm
    Post #16 - October 7th, 2020, 2:28 pm Post #16 - October 7th, 2020, 2:28 pm
    Thyme, garlic, cumin, ginger, oregano, and paprika. In about that order.
  • Post #17 - October 7th, 2020, 2:52 pm
    Post #17 - October 7th, 2020, 2:52 pm Post #17 - October 7th, 2020, 2:52 pm
    MSG or za'atar
  • Post #18 - October 7th, 2020, 3:27 pm
    Post #18 - October 7th, 2020, 3:27 pm Post #18 - October 7th, 2020, 3:27 pm
    When it comes to the dry stuff:

    garlic powder
    Hungarian sweet paprika
    oregano
    cumin (never purchased pre-ground)
    ancho chile powder
    onion powder
    cayenne pepper

    =R=
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    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #19 - October 7th, 2020, 4:19 pm
    Post #19 - October 7th, 2020, 4:19 pm Post #19 - October 7th, 2020, 4:19 pm
    Oregano and crushed red pepper flakes...
    Always have them close by for Lou’s or Panino’s carryout.
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  • Post #20 - October 8th, 2020, 3:53 am
    Post #20 - October 8th, 2020, 3:53 am Post #20 - October 8th, 2020, 3:53 am
    I would dab great ground cumin(SWAD is amazing), otherwise I roast and grind my own(in the molcajete with the tejelote) perfuming it behind my ears as I waltz through the rural Illinois streets in my fuchsia Kurta bought for me at FabIndia in Mumbai years ago. I have a beautiful Greek oregano. My Three Squirrels red peppercorns. My collection of garam masalas from friends and stores. And, when I am up for it, I roast and grind a variety of chiles for pozole or chili.
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  • Post #21 - October 8th, 2020, 4:20 am
    Post #21 - October 8th, 2020, 4:20 am Post #21 - October 8th, 2020, 4:20 am
    Christopher Gordon wrote:SWAD is amazing

    Best taste in town, IMO.
  • Post #22 - October 8th, 2020, 6:58 pm
    Post #22 - October 8th, 2020, 6:58 pm Post #22 - October 8th, 2020, 6:58 pm
    Santander wrote:- Szechuan pepper salt


    Is this what I think it is? I think it's about 80% of what's on dry chili <insert food item> aside from chopped garlic, chili oil, and maybe a hint of sesame oil?

    If so, my fish stick game is about to be ratcheted up several notches.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #23 - October 9th, 2020, 7:52 pm
    Post #23 - October 9th, 2020, 7:52 pm Post #23 - October 9th, 2020, 7:52 pm
    seebee wrote:
    Santander wrote:- Szechuan pepper salt


    Is this what I think it is? I think it's about 80% of what's on dry chili <insert food item> aside from chopped garlic, chili oil, and maybe a hint of sesame oil?

    If so, my fish stick game is about to be ratcheted up several notches.


    Yes. It's a crutch but a solid one. They (Penzeys) also now carry whole Szechuan peppercorns, but my kids pour the pepper salt on fried tofu and rice (even leftover pasta) and enjoy the little bit of numbing heat. At the rate we've gone through the first two jars it stays fresh and reasonably potent, and it's the right coarseness for good coatings.

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