Did you know cardamom is a natural breath freshener? Ancient Romans and Greeks used it as a tooth cleaner.
To get the most out of your spices, you should temper them. This is done by cooking whole or ground spices in a bit of hot oil. The heat allows the volatile compounds in the spices to be released into the oil, which will end up flavoring your whole dish.
Did you know rosemary is a member of the mint family?