I designed this magnetic spice rack after searching fruitlessly for a creative way to display all my spices. I loved the idea of a magnetic spice rack to go along with my magnetic knife rack, but store bought options were either too boring or too expensive. Then I found some test tube spice rack designs on Instructables. As an engineer and Alton Brown fan, I wanted to stick to the idea of cooking as chemistry. I borrowed a commenter's idea of using taxonomy as a way of organizing spices and ran with it. After a few hours on Wikipedia, I decided to group the herbs and spices by Order and include the Family and Latin and English names on each box.
Two thumbs up, Tyler! That is pretty awesome.
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(Images: Tyler via The Kitchn's submission form)