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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 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.

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