Spices have been with us as long as mankind has. Man needs to cook, and spices have been the most important to enhance taste.
The exploration and discoveries of lands in ancient times brought with it different cuisines and palettes that have evolved with every passing generation.
Several wars have been fought over spices and empires have been built and demolished over it.
And why not? The multiple flavors that burst in the mouth with the addition of spices is soulful.
Each spice has its story and comes with its tradition and history. Spices like Black Pepper, Cumin, Ginger, Cloves and Nutmeg trace back to the Middle Ages.
While Black Pepper is known as the King of Spices, Saffron is cherished for being the rarest spice. The stories behind each of the spices is as delightful as they taste.