In cooking, few other elements possess the power to enhance, balance, or even salvage a recipe the way spices can. When used properly, they can take the palate to pleasing and surprising places.Whole, organic cinnamon sticks make a festive and flavorful addition to warm drinks. Garnish a cup of hot cider, hot chocolate, coffee, or tea with its own cinnamon swizzle stick, and for the holidays, sprinkle cinnamon atop eggnog and add a cinnamon stick for a beautiful finish.
Cinnamon’s strong, slightly sweet and spicy flavor also complements desserts like pecan pie and snickerdoodles, but it’s also used to add complexity to savory dishes like curries and roasts or sauteed meat. Whether it’s frigid or sweltering outside, the taste of cinnamon always appeals.