While I have spent years collecting and growing my own herbs and spices, that hasn’t stopped me from acquiring hundreds over others over time. After all of that accumulation, I came to realize spices tend to have a somewhat limited shelf life
Below I’ve assembled a list of 20 spices that I feel are the most essential to have on-hand in your kitchen.
-Paprika- sweet and smoked
-Sea and Kosher Salt
Of course, sugar and brown sugar are not technically spices-but I consider them essential for not only adding sweetness, but much needed for caramelization which builds flavors.
-Chef Carl Fazio