I have a £25 M&S voucher which I'm thinking of spending on stocking the herb and spice cupboard. At the moment I have standard mixed herbs, the basic Indian spices and some stuff for Asian cooking (soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil etc). I want to get a bit more adventurous. What do you suggest I buy?
I'd get lots of whole spices rather than ground: whole nutmeg, cloves, cumin, juniper. Sumac is great - google recipes for chicken baked in pita sprinkled with sumac. Not sure m&s has a great selection though, maybe yours is better! If I had an m&s voucher I'd stock up on those stir in tray bake jars - had the sundried tomato one the other day and I couldn't believe it was out of a jar, it was amazing (and I am a made from scratch snob!)
Tbh I would get my herbs and spices from a bog standard supermarket and use my vouchers for something nice which you can either only get or that is particularly nice from m&s. Some nice cakes perhaps. Or party food for Christmas season.