September Spice Club – Curry Powder

Spice Club decorative cover photo.

Try something new! Our featured spice for the month of September is Curry Powder. You’re welcome to pick up a Spice Club kit beginning Friday September 1st at 10am. The kit will contain:

  • a sample of the spice
  • recipe cards
  • history of the spice
  • a list of cookbooks you can check out from the library

Spice Club kits go fast! Unable to make it in time to grab one of your own? Try out a recipe! The five recipes included in the kit are linked below.

Curry Powder Quick Facts

  • Curry powder originates from British India and is not the same as garam masala
  • Curry powder is a spice mix that consists of ginger, garlic, fennel, mace, cumin, coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, and turmeric; this mix is intended to replicate the native flavoring of traditional Indian sauce
  • The “powder was used as an ingredient in 18th-century British recipe books” and was available for purchase in the late 18th-century, with brands like Crosse & Blackwell and Sharwood’s lasting until modern days
  • It was introduced to Japan in the mid-19th century
  • The word curry is derived from the Tamil word ‘kari,’ which means sauce or relish for rice

Information Source

Questions about Spice Club? Contact Ashley at 315-785-7714 or send her an email.