[Sca-cooks] Are you an herb or a spice?
ranvaig at columbus.rr.com
Fri Nov 20 19:05:15 PST 2009
Johnnae, you are so fast!! You answered the question before I even saw it.
I'd say sesame and poppy are spices. Mustard too. Spice Islands
sells basil and thyme, and they are on Katzer's wonderful site, that
doesn't make them spices.
>Spices are aromatic (odorous) seasonings obtained from the bark,
>buds, fruit, roots, seeds, or stems of various plants and trees.
>Examples of spices are cloves, cumin, and black pepper.
>Herbs, on the other hand, usually come from the leafy part of a
>plant. Examples of herbs are oregano, basil, cilantro, and bay
>so it's just not Spice islands.
>On Nov 20, 2009, at 3:57 PM, lilinah at earthlink.net asked:
>>So, what think you, O collected cooking wisdom?
>>Should sesame seeds and poppy seeds be listed as spices? or not?
>>(and not because Spice Islands brand sells them in bottles in the
>>spice section of the stupormarket or Gernot Katzer includes them in
>>his Spice Pages)
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