Cumin, coriander, cardamom. Sichuan pepper. Cinnamon sticks, cinnamon powder. Nutmeg, allspice, black pepper and ginger. Fermented black beans, red pepper flakes. These are just a few of the spices in my cupboard — all well-loved and frequently used. Storage for my heaps of spices has been a chronic challenge in my little kitchen; they've been squirreled away in bags, stuffed into tiny jars, spilling loose grains to drift into mounds on the floor of the cupboard.
But now, at last, I feel that I have finally found a practical solution that keeps my spices fresh, organized, and neat. Want to see it? (It involves Mason jars.)
But that's not the only spice storage solution out there; over the years we have featured many other clever, creative spice racks and storage solutions from our readers. Here are ten of our most popular, practical ideas for spice storage.