Autumn is a wonderful time to get cooking in the kitchen. You’ve got hearty root veggies to experiment with, rich soups to simmer on the stove, and baked goods that take the best of the season’s flavors and make them shine.
And the reason fall cooking is so tasty is frequently due in part to the spices.
Cinnamon! Cardamon! Ginger! Turmeric!
The bold and earthy tastes of these spices are what make dishes feel warm and comforting.
So, if the chill in the air has driven you away from the campfire and into the kitchen, here are five of our favorite Fall spices and a few corresponding recipes to inspire you the next time you don a chef’s hat.
Let's Get Spicy
Turmeric is a brightly-colored, yellow spice that lends a bitter, warm flavor in rich dishes like curry (it’s a main ingredient in curry powder).
Much like ginger, people love to talk about turmeric’s health benefits (better regulation of inflammation), so in addition to its good taste it’s also good for you. WIN-WIN.
What are you waiting for? Pick out a recipe, put on the Fall Playlist we created just for nights like these, and head into the kitchen to make something awesome!
What's your favorite Fall recipe? Let us know in the comments!
Maggie Dodson is a creative writer living in New York City. An avid hiker and film buff, she spends most of her days sneaking wine into movie theaters and climbing mountains in the Hudson Valley with her husband and rescue dogs, Billie Holiday and Walnut.
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