So what are you waiting for?
Turmeric and coriander whisk you to India and Pakistan, smoked paprika and golden saffron to Spain and the fabulous Iberian Peninsula, nutmeg and all spice to the Windward Islands, fish sauce to south east Asia, vanilla to Madagascar and Mexico.
In their simple forms, spices hang together in six main groups:
Coriander, Nutmeg, Mace, Cloves, Allspice
Vanilla, Green Cardamom, Fennel Seed, Dill Seed
Cumin, Chilli, Ginger, Black Peppercorns
Saffron, Fenugreek, Black Cardamom, Nigella, Black Mustard Seeds, Paprika, Turmeric
Sumac, Amchoor, lime powder
A little goes a long way (overbearing)
Star Anise (divine), Cinnamon, Sichuan Peppercorns, Juniper Berries, Caraway, Pink Peppercorns, Dried Bay Leaves
Now get going!