Spices once spurred exploration to unknown lands. Why not use them to discover new territory in your own kitchen? Spice rubs invigorate basics like chicken, fish, and pork. Aromatic whole-seed spices may be sauteed to enhance their flavors, then ground, combined, and rubbed onto meat -- and even potatoes -- before cooking. Such blends offer convenience: they can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month. But the best part is that spices add flavor without extra oil or fat, resulting in mouthwatering, healthy meals.
Martha Stewart Living, June 2000