Spices Quotes For Adding Zest And Flavor

Clifton Sankofa

Add some flavor to your life with our spices quotes. 

Humanity has explored various spices’ beauty, fragrance, and flavor for centuries. 

Check out our spices quotes below. 

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What are spices? 

Spices refer to any dried plant part used for seasoning a recipe. 

Spices add flavor to the main ingredients in a meal. 

Check out these astonishing facts about spices you may have at home below: 

  • Cloves are dried flower buds. 
  • Cinnamon is the bark of a tree. 
  • Allspice is made from dried berries. 

What is the difference between a spice and an herb?

Herbs and spices are essential to the culinary world. 

But what is the difference between them?

Well, many of our spices come from plants. 

As stated above, the spices come from the dried parts of the plant.

The green or leafy parts of a plant are considered herbs. 

Many herbs add delicious flavor to your favorite dishes. 

Try adding fresh mint, cilantro, or basil to your recipes. 

What is the best way to use spices?

It is important to remember that when you ground a spice down, they lose some of their flavor. 

So, it is always beneficial to grind your spices before you want to cook with them. 

Fresh spices add better flavor to dishes compared to preground spices. 

This is why many people choose to keep mortar and pestle in their kitchen. 

If you want to use a grinder, that is okay too.

Just make sure you either use a separate grinder for your coffee. 

You don’t want your morning cup of joe tasting like spices. 

Can my spices expire?

Spices do not rot, but they lose flavor. 

It is always good to use fresh spices when you can, but if you have to use preground spices, they usually last up to three years. 

Spices are best stored in cool, dry locations. 

Keeping spices beside your oven or stove might seem convenient, but this significantly reduces flavor and life. 

An enclosed spice rack or opaque container away from your oven or stove will keep your spices fresh for longer. 

To learn more, check out our spices quotes below. 

Short spices quotes about the flavor of life

These spices quotes are short, sweet, and zesty. 

1. “Spice is life.” — Emeril Lagasse

2. “Variety is the spice of love.” — Helen Rowland

3. “The plural of spouse is spice.” — Christopher Morley

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4. “The spice of life is to befriend.” William Arthur Ward

5. “Each spice has a special day to it.” — Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

6. “He who controls the spice controls the universe.” — Frank Herbert

7. “Spice a dish with love, and it pleases every palate.” — Plautus

8. “Words are like spices. Too many is worse than too few.” — Joan Aiken

9. “Variety’s the very spice of life. That gives it all its flavor.” — William Cowper

10. “There has never been any great genius without a spice of madness.” Seneca the Younger

The top spices quotes about sensuous smells 

Spices add an element to our foods that excites our senses. 

11. “Women never throw out spices.” — Erma Bombeck

12. “A different spice is the most interesting thing to me.” — Nobu Matsuhisa

13. “Fear is the spice that makes it interesting to go ahead.” Daniel Boone

14. “Once you get a spice in your home, you have it forever.” — Erma Bombeck

15. “I love the mixture of spices and the subtle flavors. It’s really erotic.” — Joe Perry

16. “Love is like a spice. It can sweeten your life. However, it can spoil it, too.” — Confucius

17. “You can make just about any foods taste wonderful by adding herbs and spices.” — Jorge Cruise

18. “The Egyptians were buried with their spices. I know which one I’m taking with me when I go.” — Erma Bombeck

19. “I just think you need to spice up life every now and then with a bit of adventure and excitement.” — Richard Branson

20. “I add flavor, herbs, and spices to everything because I don’t want them getting used to starchy, bland food.” — Alison Sweeney

The best spices quotes about health and cooking

Spices are essential to healthy cooking because they add flavor.

21. “Lots of spices like curcumin or cumin help aid digestion. Some superfoods.” — Adam Ondra 

22. “Black pepper is necessary to absorb the key antioxidants in most spices and foods..” — Steven Gundry 

23. “Cook meat with spices, and eat it with rich cakes and pies, and you have a bad quality of blood.” — Ellen G. White 

24. “Ethiopia was one place that just blew me away. How many spices they used in their cuisine? Incredible.” — Jock Zonfrillo 

25. “The secret of happiness is variety, but the secret of variety, like the secret of all spices, is knowing when to use it.” — Daniel Gilbert

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26. “Vegetables, herbs, and spices. If you can combine those ingredients, that would be the best dish you’d ever cook!” — Rinrin Marinka

27. “Great cooking is about being inspired by the simple things around you; fresh markets, various spices. It doesn’t necessarily have to look fancy.” — G. Garvin

28. “All those spices and herbs in your spice rack can do more than provide calorie-free, natural flavorings to enhance and make food delicious.” — Suzanne Somers

29. “I have a great love for cuisine, so Im always interested in local food, and there are so many interesting dishes, spices, and ingredients in India.” — Romain Grosjean

30. “Cooking is very therapeutic. That preparation, the fragrance of spices, the wafting aromas – it just sweeps aside my depression, tiredness, and name what you may.” — Shreya Ghoshal 

Spices quotes and sayings to enhance your cuisine

Spices have made the world go around for a long time. 

31. “Indian spices can find a place in any cuisine.” — Maneet Chauhan

32. “That’s the Indian in me; you must put spices on everything.” — Aasif Mandvi 

33. “I love the food in Thailand because of the exotic spices they use.” — Venus Williams 

34. “Peruvian food is so simple yet amazingly flavored with their traditional spices.” — L’Wren Scott

35. “Ounce for ounce, herbs and spices have more antioxidants than any other food group.” — Michael Greger 

36. “I’m a big guy. I always carry a fork, little bottles of spices, and Sriracha. I eat what I feel like eating.” — Robert Irvine 

37. “I measure in my palm and use my eyes to estimate amounts; a tablespoon is a full palm of dried spices.” — Rachael Ray 

38. “I may find something that looks interesting and then go on to alter the recipe by adding spices, things of my own.” — Paul Lynde 

39. “The food in such places is so tasteless because the members associate spices and garlic with just the sort of people they’re trying to keep out.” — Calvin Trillin 

40. “It is easy to go vegan in Palestine, which is where I quit eating food with a face. The vegetables and spices are one of a kind, and you don’t even miss the meat.” — Maysoon Zayid 

Famous spices quotes about life

These quotes remind us that spices are synonymous with passion. 

41. “Spices, of course, are essential.” — Marcus Samuelsson 

42. “What’s life without a spice of stupidity?” — Nancy Springer

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43. “When our hands have touched spices, they give fragrance to all they handle.” — John Vianney

44. “And the breeze brought to my nostril the odor of spices, As balm of healing for a sick soul.” — Moses ibn Ezra

45. “I think that if you grind your spices and keep them in small batches, you can use them in endless ways.” — Marcus Samuelsson

46. “The key thing is to have a spice mill or a coffee grinder, and to keep your spices cold and in tightly lidded boxes.” — Marcus Samuelsson

47. “Cooking turkey every year doesn’t have to be monotonous. I want people to always mix it up using different spices and preparations.” — Marcus Samuelsson 

48. “A juicy chicken breast can be the perfect accompaniment to a classic Caesar salad or a club sandwich. It’s also easy to cook, and can be as simple as dressing it with a few spices and popping in the oven.” — Marcus Samuelsson 

49. “But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose, I am proceeding solely in quest of them.” Christopher Columbus 

50. “Regular readers will know that curries are my favorite thing, and I wanted to go back to the start and really research the history and philosophy of Indian cuisine, rather than just toasting spices, slow-cooking onions.” — Jack Monroe 

How did spices influence our history?

The word spice comes from the Latin word species, meaning exceptional wares. 

Spices have been valued for flavor, but many have spiritual, medical, and ceremonial uses. 

Spices influence our lives in the present moment, and they had a significant impact on our history. 

The spices trade drove aspects of empire, colonization, and economy. 

Most of the world’s spices come from Asia, particularly South East Asia. 

Many of the world’s spices could only be found in the tropical East or Southern China for a long time. 

Spices such as nutmeg or cloves could only be found in the Pacific. 

The Silk Road is famous because it connected Asia to Europe. 

The spice trade was dangerous, but it thrived for centuries. 

Advancements in sailing technology sped up the shipment of spices. 

Spices have been shaping how nations interact and trade for a long time. 

What is your favorite spice?

Be sure to let us know in the comments section below. 

Clifton Sankofa
Clifton Sankofa has Master's degrees in English, Teaching, and School Leadership. He is a veteran educator and school leader. Clifton has built his career around teaching language arts, social-emotional learning, hip-hop(e), and vegan cooking. Across the country, Black and Brown communities die over preventable diseases. Clifton's aim is to help reverse this trend through cultural shifts. Using hip-hop and cultural-centered activities, he educates young people on how to reclaim their health and heritage through sustainable vegan eating, cooking practices, and literacy skills.
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