Ingredient Guide: Spices
Stock your cabinet with these common spices and you'll be prepared for most any recipe. For best results, be sure to store them in a cool, dark place for no longer than 6 months.
The inner bark of a tropical evergreen tree is what we have come to know as cinnamon. There are two varieties: Ceylon and cassia. Ceylon cinnamon is lighter in color and has a mild, sweet flavor. Cassia cinnamon is the most common type sold in the U.S. and has a darker color and slight bittersweet flavor.