Spices & Seasonings
Steer clear of shelf-stable brands and head straight to the refrigerator aisle.
Cinnamon used to be the most basic spice in your cupboard. Now it’s gone upscale. So will a fancy brand from Vietnam costing $8 an ounce actually make baked goods taste better?
The best versions of this renowned Hungarian spice pack a punch that goes beyond pigment.
You only use a grind or two on your food, so does it really matter what brand of peppercorn you buy?
We tested five brands of Five-Spice powder to determine which really delivered an authentic Asian flavor.
Liquid smoke can be just fine—as long as you know what to avoid when selecting a brand.