5 Spice
Allspice
Angelica
Aniseed
Balsamic Vinegar
betel
Blachan
Caraway
Cardamom
Cayenne Pepper
Chilli
Cinammon
Cinnamon
Cloves
Cumin Seed
Curry Leaves
Curry Powder
Fenugreek
Fish Sauce
Galingale
Garam Masala
Ginger
Gourmet Powder
Hoisin Sauce
Kalongi
Kalonji
Laos
Lemongrass
Mace
Mignonette Pepper
Monosodium Glutamate
Mustard
Mustard
Native Aniseed
Nutmeg
Paprika
Pepper
Prickly Ash
Quatre Epices
Saffron
Salt
Salt and Pepper
Saltpetre
Sambal
Sambel Ulek
Sansho
Satay Powder
Seasonings
Spice
Star Anise
Szechuan pepper
Tahini
Tamarind
Turmeric
Vanilla
Worchestshire sauce

Salt

Salt is mostly sodium chloride. It from two main sources - sea water and rock salt (found in the earth in crystalline form). It is essential to animal life. Herbivorous animal have a greater need for salt than Carnivores. The UK Food Standards Agency recommends that adults consume no more than 6gms (a level teaspoon) a day. Over-consumption may contribute to high blood pressure and other health problems. The same agency says that 75% of our salt intake is from processed foods

Salt is a natural preservative and has been used for centuries. Even with modern refrigeration salt is used to preserve and flavourn meat (e.g. bacon and corned beef), fish (e.g. baccala and anchovies) and vegetables (e.g. capers).

Salt is one of the four basic flavours (sour, sweet, bitter and salty).

Table salt is refined to provide a pure white salt that, with additives, pours easily. It often has iodine added to it to replace that lost in the modern diet.

Cooking salt (Kosher salt in the US) is less refined than table salt and is evaporated from salt water. It contains no additives.

Sea salt, as the name suggests, comes from evaporated sea water. It comes as both crystals and flakes. It includes a number minerals, depending on its source, which effect its flavour. Some of these salts have become the flavour(s) of the month with each chef having his or her, own preferred brand.

Rock salt is mined from the earth. It comes in large crystals and is used as a garnish (e.g. oysters), in hand operated ice cream churns and in some pickling operations.

Essence
Coffee
Pepper
Butter
Cornflour
Tuna
Dates
Barley
Bouquet Garni
Sherry
Lamb
Vegemite
Coconut
Oil
Egg
Vinegar
Duck
Mayonnaise
Water
Sugar
Garlic