When I was younger, I used to dream about cooking with spices in the same way Jamie Oliver chucks them in - instinctively and merrily. The trouble is, adding spices to a recipe is very much a scientific process. Too much destroys a delicious sauce, and too little leaves your pie tasting a bit meh. So to pop all your spices in a scientific test tube app seems very apt.
The set includes the rack, five glass test tubes with rubber stoppers and 36 easy-peel, re-usable herb and spice labels. Each label comes in periodic table-style format. While five spices aren’t quite enough to cover all your cooking needs, it’s a cute set to have to hand for your five favourite herbs.
If you fancy being a geeky gourmet chef, you can buy the Scientific Spice Rack from Firebox.com (£19.99), choosing from either green or purple rubber stoppers.
How do you store your herbs and spices?