Food Gift: Ethnic Spices and Recipe Ideas

Food Gift: Ethnic Spices and Recipe Ideas

Joanna Miller
Dec 17, 2008

Most of us don't have access to the beautiful, bountiful mountains of spices seen here. But many of us do have well-stocked grocery stores and/or ethnic markets nearby where we can find a wide variety of spices, which can make a great gift.

Read on for our favorite picks and a great packaging idea.

We came across this Flickr photo that shows a great way to package spice gifts – cut out pieces of a map that highlight the country where the spice originates and attach it to the jar lid. We love this little touch.

It would also be nice to include a few recipe recommendations if you think the recipient might be unfamiliar with the spices.

So what spices to choose? Here are a few suggestions:

Related: Weekend Project: Stocking the Spice Cupboard

(Images: Flickr users Carol Mitchell and kag2u, licensed under Creative Commons)

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