Traveling the Spice Route
The spice trade inspired thousands of years of exploration, adventure and intrigue. An elaborate network of traders, traveling by camel caravans and seagoing merchant ships, brought aromatic spices to Europe from India and the Far East. Later, the European quest for direct sea routes to the spice lands led to the Age of Exploration and the discovery of a New World.

The cuisines that originated along the celebrated spice routes became famous for their blends of exotic flavors. Here we feature recipes inspired by these cuisines, from tamarind curry chicken to Moroccan-spiced lamb chops. Some dishes incorporate our authentic regional sauces, making it even easier for you to enjoy this spice-laden fare at home.