As one of the most aromatic spices, cumin gives off a pungent earthy aroma that is warm and almost sweet with hints of pine and lemon.
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In her book Spice Kitchen, Madhur Jaffrey speaks of spices as a vivid palette, with each spice as a primary color exhibiting dozens of shades of flavor. The Spice Library is here to get you started on your flavor adventure with information about different spices and classic spice blends. Learning the nuances of combining and cooking with different spices can seem a bit overwhelming, but Jaffrey gives the best advice for overcoming this: "plunge in." We hope you will have fun, too.