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Do you love to cook? Do you like to try new flavors and recipes? We have just the thing for you! FCML is hosting a spice club. Drop by at the beginning of each month to pick-up your spice packet. Packets include information and history of the month's spice, recipes using the spice, and pre-measured spice for the recipes. 



Curry Powder


Garam Masala


All information and recipes for Spice it up! are from the A to Z World Food Database from World Trade press.


Paprika is a spice made from the ground dried red peppers of the Capsicum annuum species. It comes in colors ranging from bright red to light brown. Its name is derived from the Hungarian word paparka, which in turn is derived from the Latin word piper.

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Curry powder is a general name for a spice mix usually sold in non-Asian countries that can be used as a seasoning or base for making curry. It approximates the flavor of curry dishes common in Indian cuisine. Curry powder is mostly composed of turmeric, which gives it a distinctive yellow-orange hue, and other spices.

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Garam masala, Hindi for “hot” and “mixture of spices,” is a combination of toasted and ground spices that is common in India, Pakistan, and throughout South Asia. Garam masala has no authoritative recipe, but typically includes peppercorns, cumin, bay leaf, clove, mace, cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon. 

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