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    seasoned and spiced

    Italians like their ingredients fresh and subtly seasoned and spiced. (taken from wikipedia)

    The dictionary definition for seasoning is as follows: seasoning - salt, pepper, or other spices that you add to food to improve the taste (http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...tish/seasoning). If "seasoning" includes spices in its meaning, why do the two words go together in the example sentence?
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

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    Re: seasoned and spiced

    It's to clarify we're not just talking about, e.g., salt.

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    Re: seasoned and spiced

    I would not write it that way. If I stumbled across that bit of garble I might even take the time to edit it out. Since spices are themselves ingredients, the Wikipedia article says Italians like extra spice on their spices!
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    Re: seasoned and spiced

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Since spices are themselves ingredients, the Wikipedia article says Italians like extra spice on their spices!
    I don't agree with that interpretation. Not all ingredients are spices!
    Salt can also be a food ingredient, so why didn't you complain about "seasoned" too?
    I see nothing wrong with the original.

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    Re: seasoned and spiced

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Not all ingredients are spices!
    That's not what he said. He said, 'spices are themselves ingredients...'
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    Re: seasoned and spiced

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    That's not what he said. He said, 'spices are themselves ingredients...'
    I know what he said. Would you care to give us your interpretation then?

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    Re: seasoned and spiced

    We use season for salt and pepper a lot, so it makes sense to me to separate seasoning from the other flavours.

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