Kitchen Organizing Tips: Organize Spices by Style of Cuisine
Arrange your spices in a low-sided, unleaded box (old cigar boxes work great) by type of cuisine, and whenever you’re cooking Italian food (or Mexican, German, French, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, or good old American), the appropriate spices will be together in one place. Cumin, oregano, cilantro, and red pepper? Sounds like Mexican. Tarragon, parsley, sorrel, bay? French. Label each box according to its nationality, and whenever you’re in the mood for that style of cuisine, your spice hunting will be kept to a minimum.