Spice- The Myths Surrounding Spices
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The Indian Subcontinent was a hotspot of the spice trade for many centuries, with an extensive documented history of spices as far back as the 1st century CE in the writings of Charaka and Sushruta II. These writings described spices as a crucial element in the Ayurveda lifestyle as a means of promoting health and well-being.

The Mughal empire’s royal kitchens used spices in elaborate recipes and as a means to elevate Royal cuisine. Many crucial cooking techniques, recipes and styles of preparation have all descended from this period in Indian history, and are an integral part of the country’s culinary tapestry.