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Medieval Spices



The criteria for being listed as a spice source on this page are a bit complicated. Of the spices commonly used in medieval European cooking, there are seven that are not usually found in local US grocery stores. If a spice merchant carries at least four of these seven spices then they will be added to the list.

The seven "Must Have" spices are:

ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
cubebs (Piper cubeba)
galingale (Alpinia officinarum)
grains of paradise (Aframomum melegueta)
hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
saffron (Crocus sativus)
saunders / red sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus)

(see the list of spice merchants included in this directory)



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Long Pepper
Long Pepper - Wikimedia Commons

Long Pepper
Long Pepper - Wikimedia Commons

Long Pepper

(Piper longum)


Available from:

Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Whole Spice (US)

Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

JustIngredients (UK)
Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spicery (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)



Search: Find recipes that reference Long Pepper in medieval cookbooks.



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