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Spotlight On Spices! Issue July 2012 - Cumin, a Spice For All Cuisines!
July 10, 2012

July is the national month for Baked Beans, Culinary Arts, Ice Cream, and Hot Dogs. So, embrace your culinary arts skills and release your creative juices, and try out cooking dishes from some cuisines you've never done before. While you're at it make sure you have plenty of this month's ....

THE SPICE OF LIFE - Cumin, a Spice For All Cuisines!

Cumin is the world's second most popular spice. It is a member of the Parsley family. Cumin spice looks and smells like caraway seed, another member of the Parsley family. Other popular members of this plant family include anise, carrot, dill, and fennel.

Cumin dates back to Old Testament times, originating in the Mediterranean but now grown in India, China, Indonesia and Japan.

Cumin is traditionally used in Asian, Mexican and Middle Eastern cooking for curries, chillis, stews and breads.

Cumin is good for foods like: beans, cheese dishes (fondues, soufflés), chicken, chili, eggs, fish (tuna), ham, meatloaf, pasta, rice, seafood, soup, stews, stuffing, turkey, vegetables (beet, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, pumpkin, squash, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes.

For more about Cumin and its healthful properties >>>


July is the Month for:

Blueberries, Baked Beans, Culinary Arts, Hot Dogs, and Ice Cream

Our Favorite National Food Days in July Include:

July 1st - National Gingersnap Day

July 3rd - National Eat Beans Day

July 4th - National Barbecued Spareribs Day

July 4th - National Caesar Salad Day

July 5th - National Apple Turnover Day

July 6th - National Fried Chicken Day

July 9th - National Sugar Cookie Day

July 9th - National Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Omelette Day

July 11th - National Blueberry Muffin Day

July 12th - National Pecan Pie Day

July 13th - National French Fries Day

July 13th - National Beans 'n' Franks Day

July 14th - National Pick Blueberries Day

July 16th - National Corn Fritters Day

July 18th - National Caviar Day

July 19th - National Ice Cream Day

July 18th (Third Wednesday) - National Hot Dog Day

July 20th - National Lollipop Day

July 20th - National Fortune Cookie Day

July 21st - National Junk Food Day

July 23rd - National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

July 27th - National Crème Brûlée Day

July 30th - National Cheesecake Day

July 31st - National Cotton Candy Day


Check here for the latest news on any spice recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts:

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Websites for Spice Retailers:

Atlantic Spice Company -

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McCormick® -

Milford Spice Company -

Penzeys Spices -

Savory Spice Shop -

Spice Islands® -

The Spice House -

Spice Accessories Websites:

Bottles, Containers & Jars:

Bottle Store - -

SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc. -


Online Labels -

Spice Racks:

Tubular Spices -

Spice Rack Source -

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Ellen White

Eat Well. Live Well. Cook everyday with spices and herbs!

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