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    Smile Difference between: to season and to spice

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    When talking about food is there any difference between these two verbs: to season and to spice?

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    Re: Difference between: to season and to spice

    Hello MO, I haven't seen you for a while.

    I would take spices (e.g. chilli, turmeric, cumin, coriander seeds) as a subset of seasonings (e.g. salt, herbs, spices).

    Possibly there is also a distinction in terms of function. Thus perhaps we could say that spices were originally intended to disguise the flavour of foodstuffs, whereas other kinds of seasoning tend to complement or bring out the flavour. But this may be an unwarranted speculation.

    Best wishes,

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    Re: Difference between: to season and to spice

    And some people use seasoning for just adding salt and pepper.

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