Spice Series: a visual guide on how to use your spices & herbs

Spice Series: a visual guide on how to use your spices & herbs | In Whirl of Inspiration

Well! New month, fresh projects. That’s how things go, right?

For some time I wanted to try the following project. The inspiration for that was on all the people that I know, who use only salt, pepper and (in special occasions) oregano when they cook. This happens because, simply, they don’t know what spice goes with what kind of food/ingredients when cooking. And I can’t blame them as it takes some practice to remember their use and a little bit more practice to become creative with their usage.

So what we will attempt here is to present you the usage of the basic spices & herbs  in such a way, that they will impress in your brain. The goal is that the next time you cook, you will think “oh yes, rosemary goes perfectly with red meat" or something like this.


Stay tuned for more!


Credits | Text, Photo & Design: Debbie Kortesidou

1 Comment

Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

Feel free to email her at hello@inwhirlofinspiration.com, or find her on Instagram and Twitter. (breaking the 3rd person narration to thank you properly)

Thank you so much for reading!