Cumin is one of the most widely used spices in the world. For good reason: its husky, earthy, slightly smoky flavor accentuates the flavors of meats and galvanizes vegetables like cauliflower and beets. Try it in our Spicy Stir-Fried Cumin Beef to get a real sense of its potential. Or try tarka—an Indian flavoring agent that blooms spices in hot fat. It’s drizzled over all manner of beans, vegetables, soups and stews. We even like it over popcorn.
The easiest way to change the way you cook is to use high-quality spices—it will transform food with minimal effort. Fresh and potent, they pack a fresh, lively punch. We’ve sourced our Milk Street spice line from some of the best producers around the world to help you cook in a simpler, bolder way.