How do you organize your dried herbs and spices? In a drawer? On the wall? We're always so impressed when our readers send in their own organizational accomplishments — but Tyler really wins the award for most awesome (and most nerdy!) approach! Read on for more...
Tyler sent us these photos and told us:
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)