Inaugural Post

If you’re reading this, it means the allspice website has been released into the wild.  140 characters at a time on Twitter (@allspiceguy) is not enough.  How can we possibly explain the differences between our three (yes, three) great cinnamons in 140 characters or less?  Or when to use our Tahitian vanilla instead of our Bourbon Island or Mexican vanillas?  Or how our 18 Year Balsamic is made?

So we asked our talented neighbors at 8/7 Central to buy us a really big jar of blog the next time they went on a Costco beer run.  And they did.   But all we got was this blog.   They got the beer.

So what do we do with this thing?   We know Des Moines is a great food town for cooks, foodies, and chefs of every style and taste.   In our own small way, we hope to contribute by posting great recipes and ways to use our herbs, spices, oils and balsamics.   So follow us here or on Twitter (@allspiceguy) to stay up on what’s new in the shop, grab some great recipes, explore the world of spice, and start growing the Culinarium with us!