Now that you’ve learned the basics of cooking, it’s time to spice things up. Many of our parents only had a few spices available to them, typically salt, pepper, some form of all purpose seasoning salt and maybe paprika for color. Ah, what we were missing! The addition of a few spices can transform a “meh” dinner into a feast. The Culinary Institute of America, through The Great Courses, offers a six, thirty minute video lecture series called Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking. Again, this lecture series can be purchased through The Great Courses or rented from various libraries. In this series, Chef Bill Briwa reviews spices from:




The Mediterranean

Northern Europe


Yum! Now that you’ve learned about the spices from various regions, how about trying them? Denton has numerous ethnic restaurants and grocery stores!



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