In my opinion spices and herbs are a must in any kitchen. They provide flavor, heat, and freshness to a dish. Without these fragrant ingredients, chicken would be boring and bland, steak would be tough and plain, and salad dressings would be oily and pointless.
As I was browsing through the Yum Market, I was reminded of their extreme culinary importance. There were lots of different bookmarks relating to spices and herbs.
If you have space for a garden, grow your own herbs fresh. If you don't have space, think about housing a growing kit or eggling in your kitchen. Organize spices by frequency of use and flavor pairings. Put dried herbs like oregano and thyme in one area and powders like cumin, cayenne, and paprika in another. A mezzaluna, like this one saved by amh678, is ideal for chopping herbs. Browse the selection below for more spice and herb inspiration.