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Efficient Native Flavor: Sassafras

by Justin Thomas •

Authentic root beer owes it distinctive flavor to Sassafras, a tree native to the eastern U.S. The root or root bark of sassafras can also used to make tea. The leaves are used for thickening sauces and soups, and when dried and ground are known as filĂ© powder, a spice used in Cajun, Creole, and other Louisiana cooking, such as …

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Metaefficient Spice: Frontier Natural

by Justin Thomas •

Frontier Natural Products is a large supplier of bulk organic spices. They provide fresh spices sealed in foil packaging at great prices. For example, you can get a pound of organic black peppercorns for $12. About their company, Frontier says: As the world’s largest global supplier of organic herbs and spices, we hold a leadership position, not only in the …