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Alison Sandle's here with a pottle of allspice. It really is the four-wheel-drive of spices, a bit like nutmeg, hints of pepper and cinnamon, and great as a marinade.
Alison Sandle's getting spicy with cardamom. It's the spice the ancient Egyptians used to clean their teeth, and the Vikings loved to bake with!
Alison Sandle on the spice that also lovely eaten green and fresh as a herb.
Alison Sandle on the yellowy orange spice that's worth more than gold but doesn't seem to taste of much.
Alison Sandle spices things up with chilli. It's a huge and varied branch of the capsicum family and includes everything from the hottest habaneros and nagas to red and green peppers.
Star anise has been loved by Chinese cooks for millenia, and these days it's infusing its way into global cuisine. Alison Sandle with more.
The spice that's handy for treating horse flatulence. And it's also not too bad in a chilli either! With spice specialist Alison Sandle.
Alison Sandle on two fragrant rhizomes rooted in Asian cooking.
The world's most popular spice, pepper, with Alison Sandle. You used to be able to pay the rent with it!
Forget about Kiwisaver or your retirement savings plan, once upon a time all you needed was a couple of nutmegs to set you up for life. Alison Sandle with the history and uses of nutmeg.
Shelling peanuts with Alison Sandle.
We crack open the coconut with Alison Sandle.
The pecan with Alison Sandle.
The ancient Romans and popes over the ages have loved pinenuts, but why are they so expensive? Alison Sandle explains.
More Brazil nuts get exported from Bolivia than from Brazil. Alison Sandle on the nut that's sparked a bit of diplomatic tension over the years.
Alison Sandle on the half-open nut with a scientific theory named after it.
We get up close and personal with the almond with Alison Sandle, an ancient nut that's mentioned in the Bible.
Nut queen Alison Sandle on macadamias. The toughest nut of all to crack and named after a Scot who died on his way here from Australia.
Simon Morton from This Way Up interviews Alison Sandle about Cashew nuts.
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