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Spice up Your Cooking


Spice Club

Are you a little bored with your own cooking? Want to broaden your repertoire and try some new flavors? Spice up your fall 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).


This month, we're cooking with garam masala, a spicy but not hot blend of cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, cumin, cloves and black pepper. 

Kits available:          Tuesday, March 7

Discussion:               Saturday, March 25, 12 noon

March's recipes are here.


Click the spice links to view or download each recipe booklet.

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.

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