Beginning in January 2009 we started a project on the pages of our blog that will hopefully continue for years, Spice University. We will provide you with information about each of the spices and tell you of subsitutes, if any exist, and provide you with several recipes to practice using each of the spices that we cover. The idea of Spice U has us smitten. We are very excited about it. Several of the chefs and restaurants that we supply have said that they will participate as well. We would like for this to be interactive, so feel free to share some of your recipes with us and the world. Stop back often for a new lesson.