About the Show
A chef and a professional spice-blender travel the world to learn how to harness the true power of spices back at home
Series 1 Summary
Chef Stevie Parle and chef and professional spice blender Emma Grazette are embark on a vibrant, colourful and spice-filled journey around the world
Episode 1 - Chillies - Mexico
Stevie and Emma head to Oaxaca, Mexico, where chillies go back thousands of years and every local is an aficionado
Episode 2 - Cloves - Zanzibar
Stevie and Emma travel to Zanzibar to rediscover the magic of cloves. They make a mulled wine oxtail stew, and orange, clove and polenta cake, and grilled fish with hot fruit salsa
Episode 3 - Black Pepper - Cambodia
Black pepper is the world's most commonly used spice. In Cambodia, where it is 'king of spices', Stevie and Emma discover the berries of the pepper vine have more to offer than people realise.
Episode 4 - Nutmeg - Grenada
Stevie Parle and Emma Grazette head to the Caribbean island of Grenada to learn about the country's main export, nutmeg, or 'black gold', a spice so ever-present it features on the national flag
Episode 5 - Cumin - Turkey
In Britain, we know cumin as a spice used in curries, but in Turkey it flavours everything from pizzas to pastries. Stevie and Emma explore Istanbul and discover new ways to cook with cumin.
Episode 6 - Cinnamon - Kerala
Stevie and Emma visit Kerala, where many families grow cinnamon trees in their gardens and use the spice with fish, fruit and curries, and as an offering to the Hindu gods