What’s your spice collection like? In most kitchens—including mine, until recently—they’re in indistinguishable bottles that are nearly impossible to decipher, especially in the middle of cooking. For me, organizing my spices was one of those projects I thought of tackling every time I impatiently lifted every spice in the cabinet trying to find the right one, but also something I always pushed to the backburner because I never thought I had time.
As a member of America’s Test Kitchen’s Kitchen Operations team, part of my job is making sure the Test Kitchen is organized. So with my extra time at home, I decided to apply some of the strategies we use in the Test Kitchen to finally tackle organizing my spices. These are a few tips and tricks that I've learned from the Test Kitchen that I have implemented in my own kitchen.