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Spices

Origin of the Spice Trade

Take a look at this beautiful photograph of a spice stall in an Aswan market.

Visit Eternal Egypt’s website to view a photo of a massive stone pestle used in ancient Egypt to crush corn and other hard food and another photo of a stirrer that was used to grind seeds.

Arabic Audio Recordings

learn how to pronounce this Egyptian word

doe-ah

 

Learn more about Spices and the Spice Trade

Colorful Spices

Cinnamon Sticks and Saffron

Allspice and Mustard Seed

Fennel

A Brief History of the Spice Trade

Gernot Katzer’s Spice Pages

Information on 117 different spice plants with the emphasis on their uses in cooking

Encylopedia of Spices

Spices: Exotic Flavors and Medicines - Medicinal Spices Exhibit

Culinary Cafe: Spices and Herbs Encyclopedia

Read about Egyptian Cuisine: Unique Egyptian Ingredients. One ingredient that is popular in Egyptian cooking is the chili pepper. This article explains how Egyptians like to flavor many of their foods with hot pepper, which the country now imports because not enough is grown locally to meet the huge demand.