Spice up Your Cooking
Are you a little bored with your own cooking? Want to broaden your repertoire and try some new flavors? Spice up your life with our Spice Club! Each month you'll get a sample of a different spice and a variety of recipes to try featuring that spice. We'll also include some online resources if you'd like to find your own recipes.
You can share your results (triumphs and epic fails!) with other Maynard cooks on social media (#maynardspiceclub or @maynardpubliclibrary) and/or in a discussion (with shared food).
In September, we're cooking with sage, which adds an earthy pungency to fall dishes.
Kits available: September 6
Discussion: Saturday, September 23, 12 noon
The September recipes are here.
Click the spice links to view or download each recipe booklet.
Aug 2023 Mint
July 2023 Basil
June 2023 Mustard
Apr 2023 Tamarind
Mar 2023 Garam Masala
Feb 2023 Fennel Seed
Jan 2023 Sesame Seed and Tahini
Dec 2022 Spicy Holiday Favorites
Nov 2022 Nutmeg and Mace
Oct 2022 Cinnamon
Sept 2022 Five Spice Powder
August 2022 Tarragon
July 2022 Lemongrass
June 2022 Cumin
May 2022 Sumac
April 2022 Coriander
March 2022 Paprika
February 2022 Cardamom
January 2022 Ginger
Would you like more ingredient information and recipes? You can use the online resource AtoZ World Food, available free from the Boston Public Library with an e-card. Click here to sign up for a BPL e-card.
Need more inspiration? You can watch a six-part Great Courses class called The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking, free on Kanopy. Click here to set up your Kanopy streaming account.