Keeping your spice cabinet well-stocked is key to easier cooking and baking.
In addition to salt
and pepper, the following are spices, herbs and flavors
recommended to keep on-hand.
The seven most essential spices and seasonings. This list is a great place to begin if you are just learning to cook, packing a camp box, or planning on being marooned on an island.
To expand your spice pantry, the following are suggested:
Personalize Your Pantry
The following spices are recommended for your pantry if you like to prepare
certain types of food.
Italian Cooking -- Fennel, Crushed Red Pepper, Italian Seasoning, Oregano, Garlic Salt
Mexican Cooking -- Cumin, Chili Powder
Asian Cooking -- Curry Powder, Crushed Red Pepper, Sesame Seed, Chinese Five Spice Powder
Baking -- Allspice, Cardamom, Cloves, Nutmeg, Poppy Seeds
German -- Caraway, Juniper
Spices that may be needed only in special recipes: