You don’t have to travel far these days to find exotic spices and aromatics. Long gone have the days of perilous journeys East via the Cape of Good Hope to find Elizabethan exotica. But thanks to those brave men who did exactly that, many of whom sadly lost their lives, we can now enjoy an array of aromatics all year round!
Many plants and trees from which spices are harvested are still grown in tropical climates, however, there are a few spices which can be grown here in the U.K., one of which, ‘The Szechuan Pepper’, is grown nearby at Goldstone Hall Hotel, approx 3 miles from Market Drayton.
We caught up with the head gardener, Nick Huxley, to find out a little more about the spicy red berries which are one of the key ingredients of ‘Five Spice’.