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March 22, 2005

Spices in Any Language

Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages are amazing!

Not only can you look up your old, familiar spices to find out what they are called in many other languages, but the search function operates in other languages, too!

Today I discovered that the Шалфей I bought is sage. *grin* I wish I had discovered this three years ago. . .

Not only does this site provide the names of spices in various languages, but also the botanical names, photos, illustrations, uses of spices, cultural info and recipes. An amazing resource for the gourmand, or simply curious.

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This is a helpful reference for those studying other languages; spice names aren't generally included in curricula. Not to mention the fact that you can flavour your food multilingually.

Posted by: Karin at March 24, 2005 08:24 PM

Sage is absolutely the best thing on beef. Good in pot roasts.

Posted by: Paul Baxter at March 24, 2005 09:38 PM

Paul, and now you know the Russian word for it. *wink*


Karin, even our really good bilingual dictionary is missing a lot of herbs and spices. Thankfully, many of them are cognates. Others I've figured out by trial and error. But, it makes shopping difficult at times. . .

Posted by: TulipGirl at March 24, 2005 09:48 PM

Ahhhhh! I wished I knew this awesome site existed last year. I spent tons of time staring at the outside of spice envelopes in Slovak markets trying to figure out what it was I might be buying. :)

Posted by: Mamaka at March 24, 2005 11:36 PM

Cool. Now if you could just find something like that for berries.
;-)

Posted by: Kelly at March 25, 2005 05:02 AM

Great. Now I have an old Sandi Patti song stuck in my head... :)

Posted by: Megan at March 25, 2005 04:10 PM

Kelly, with illustrations, even! I wish!

Megan, that was me last night. . . *L* Only, I couldn't remember whether it was Sandi Patti or Twila Paris.

Posted by: TulipGirl at March 25, 2005 04:21 PM

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