[Sca-cooks] Herb? Spice? Other?

Antonia Calvo ladyadele at paradise.net.nz
Wed Feb 11 18:14:44 PST 2009

Antonia Calvo wrote:
>> I'm trying to decide if dried flowers are spices or not. I tend to 
>> list items such as roses, lavender, and safflower separately from 
>> spices.
>> Same goes for animal products, such as musk and ambergris, that were 
>> used in foods. I tend to list them separately from spices, too.
> Well, that looks like my classifications from Wikipedia, so I think 
> it's accurate :-)
> I'd be OK with adding flowers to the list, if I knew of any flowers 
> used specifically as culinary spices.  I agree that musk and ambergris 
> are *not* spices.

OK, I thought of one... elderflowers.  But then that seems like more of 
a herb than a spice...

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo 

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