Adding a fiery edge to your favourite dish is one of life’s culinary adventures.

Spices afford us many unique ways of experimenting with different flavours and textures – and one little sprinkle could take a dish to the next level.

But if the deep heat experience isn’t your cup of spice, you may enjoy flirting with the more moderate blends.

The key to unlocking the full potential of the world’s best spices is knowing the best combinations.

Cayenne peppers, for example, add an edge to sauces, soups, and marinades. They’ll also sit comfortably with paprika and cinnamon, too.

Some combinations will work better for different people – it’s important to go all out and experiment!

Cook smarter with Cooksmarts‘ guide to flavouring with spices.