Herbs and Spices Chart

Herbs and Spices Chart

Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice it well, and let the bones be burned.

– Ezekiel 24:10

Everybody knows that good food needs to be properly seasoned.  Often, seasoning can be as simple as some salt and pepper.  Other times, we may want to use some fresh herbs or some spices.  When we start to consider herbs and spices, the flavouring possibilities can become limitless, and this can be a bit overwhelming for people just learning to cook.

I’ve often been asked, “How do you know what herbs and spices to use when you’re cooking __________?”  There is no good answer to that question.  It depends on what you like.  That said, some foods have very strong flavours that could over power the flavour of a delicate herb, or a strong spice might over power the food.

The following chart lists some herbs and spices that would be appropriate for different foods.  These lists are by no means complete, and there is no consideration for combinations of herbs and spices.

If you find this chart useful, please let me know in a comment.


Herb and Spice Chart

Chart of herbs and spice usage

Chart of herbs and spice usage

Posted in Cooking, Ingredients, Spices
8 comments on “Herbs and Spices Chart
  1. Sandra says:

    Very useful … easy and quick to glance at for info.

  2. Erin says:

    This is great! I just linked to it from a blog post I wrote about using your slow cooker, and I know the folks who read my blog will enjoy it.

    Thanks for doing this!

  3. Carla says:

    Just found this link and want to thank you for posting it

  4. Lane says:

    I love this chart! I’m compiling a cookbook for convenience-sake of all my most made recipes and I’m putting charts like this in the back. This is my favorite and definitely the most useful!! Thank you!!

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