Penzey’s spices it up in the kitchen

For all you foodies who love to cook – have you checked out Penzey’s Spices ( 516 W 19th St. ) yet? It is a homey and amazingly scented shop dedicated to nothing but herbs and spices for your cooking and consumption pleasure.

If you are already a fan of their catalog, you’ll love being able to actually smell the spices you are buying. I guess scratch-n-sniff tecnhnologies haven’t made it big yet in the spice world :)

Because I personally like to cheat when cooking my own curries, I went just for a bag of sweet curry powder (see spice wheel above) and barely escaped without a bagful of other spices. Soooo tempting. It’s worth a trip, especially as you know you’ve got that 2-year-old bottle of oregano that you’ve been meaning to replace.

5 Comments so far

  1. a~lotus (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 2:57 am

    spicy food always looks aesthetically appetizing, but i can never get myself to actually like spicy food… for example, there are lots of variations for curry.. i never liked the curry i eat in my culture or in a few other asian-type curries….

  2. cybertoad (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 10:25 am

    My husband discovered Penzey’s a few months ago and loves the place (can you tell he is the cook in the family?)…

  3. Nanyaar? (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 7:31 am

    Wow all these spices sound Indian. :)

  4. adrian (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 5:10 pm

    Their maharajah curry is absolutely fantastic and well worth the price. Seriously, I’ve not been pleased with any other curry since tasting that one.

  5. Katie (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2006 @ 9:51 am

    We use their Vindaloo on everything. We call it our “secret spice.” I need to go and get some garam masala. And, since you mentioned it, I guess I need some sweet curry too.

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