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  We eat because we need food, but we cook because we love food. That love is fueled by the tangy heat of spices and nurtured by the flowery aroma of herbs. Seasonings play a minimal nutritional role in our diet. They play to our senses. They make us want another bite.  

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tasteWithout taste and smell, food wouldn't be the same. How do you experience the flavor of your food?
 
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