Herbie’s Spice Q & A With our USA Distributor

Herbie and Liz visited their USA distributor Williamson Wines, and together with owners Dawn and Bill Williamson, and their winery Executive Chef Tommy, himself a CIA Alumni. they recently addressed the Culinary Institute of America on the effective use of spices and how spice blends work with wines. Here are videos of Herbie’s answers to questions from that session.


 

  • What does the “Best Before Date” on the Spice packages mean? ~

  • How important is it to use high quality spices? ~

  • How are ingredients listed on spices? ~

  • Do you list ALL of the ingredients on the packet? ~

  • Why are Herbie’s spices so much more potent than commercial spices? ~

  • Why use Herbie’s Resealable Spice Packets instead of bottles? ~

  • Are Herbie’s Spices gluten-free? ~

  • What is the “Country of Origin” included on your packets? ~

  • Do Herbie’s Spices contain Salt? ~

  • Are Herbie’s Spices organic? ~

  • How do I know Herbie’s Spices are handled safely? ~

  • What is the difference between an Herb and a Spice? ~

  • What is the Spice and Herb bible? ~

  • Do spices pair well with wine? ~

  • You have so many spices-Where should I start? ~

  • When should I use fresh vs dry herbs? ~

  • When should I use whole vs ground spices? ~

  • What is so good about Spice Blends? ~

  • What is the difference between “Spicy” and “Hot”? ~

  • Why does Herbie’s have so many curries? ~

  • Can you explain the different kinds of pepper? ~

  • What Mexican Chilis should I cook with? ~

  • Are Spices Good For Your Health? ~

  • What is Herbie’s Spice Tonic? ~

  • What are Australian native herbs and spices? ~

  • What is Australian Native Pepper? ~

  • What is Lemon Myrtle? ~

  • What is Wattleseed? ~

  • What is Strawberry Gum? ~

  • What is Jaggery? ~

  • What is Cinnamon? ~

  • What is Sumac? Isn’t that poisonous? ~

  • Where does Anise come from? ~

  • What is Dill Weed? ~

  • What are Za’atar and Dukkah? ~

  • What is Paprika? ~

  • How do I use Herbie’s Liquids and Extracts? ~

  • Why use flowers in cooking? ~

  • Should you roast your spices? ~

  • What is Tamarind and how does it add acidity to the dish? ~