The Spice Pack
My daily practice was threefold:
I chose a spice for the day, which I would thoroughly researching. (For this step of the process I researched into the plant that the spice came from, where it is cultivated and which countries it is being traded to).
I experiment with the spice itself. On a sheet, I played around with its texture, colour and even taste.
The final step was finding a recipe in which my spice of the day was the hero.