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Buffalo

Buffalo seasoning is an American hot sauce invented in Buffalo, New York, at the Anchor Bar. While we now use the word buffalo as a generic term for hot sauce, it’s hard to believe that according to most stories, this seasoning wasn’t invented until the 1970’s! Buffalo sauce is made …

Sriracha Sauce

If you haven’t heard of Sriracha seasoning by now, you may be living under a rock! This Asian sauce has taken the culinary world by storm the past few years and for good reason. This sauce has a unique flavor from the blend of peppers, garlic, vinegar, salt and sugar …

Thai

Thai flavor comes from a mix of multiple seasonings that combine to form one harmonious dish. In typical Thai dishes, you’ll find sweet, salty and hot in the same dish. While many people think of Thai food as being all spicy, not all dishes are spicy. Some dishes forgo the …

Za’atar

Za’atar is a name for a Middle Eastern spice mixture that is referenced back to Biblical times. The mixture is made from dried, ground herbs frequently found growing in the Middle East such as thyme, oregano marjoram and mixed with salt, sesame seeds and sumac. The mixture can then be …

Herbes de Provence

Herbes de Provence is a classic mixture of dried herbs from the sunny South of France. This mix recreates a blend of herbs that were originally picked from what grew in the countryside. Generally, you’ll find lavender marjoram, oregano, rosemary, savory and thyme in the mix, although there is some …

Hoisin Sauce

Hoisin Sauce is an elixir that makes everything better. Okay, that’s just an opinion, but we think you’ll agree once you’ve tried Hoisin. Hoisin Sauce is a Chinese sauce that’s thick in texture, dark in appearance, pungent in aroma, and sweet and salty in taste. It’s made from soy beans, …

Italian

Italian seasoning, as we think of it, is something that you can only find in America. Our classic Italian seasoning mix of ground basil, oregano, rosemary and thyme with maybe some garlic or sage thrown in, isn’t labeled and sold as Italian seasoning in Italy. Instead authentic Italian dishes will …

Jamaican Jerk

Jamaican Jerk seasoning is a style of hot seasoning native to Jamaica. It’s not called jerk seasoning because it’s mean, rather, it comes from the Spanish word charqui, meaning dried meat, and is the origin of the English word jerky. Jamaican jerk seasoning is a blend of allspice and scotch …

Lemon Pepper

Lemon Pepper seasoning is a mixture that is as simple as it sounds –cracked black peppercorns mashed up with lemon zest to make a flavor that’s perfectly balanced between zesty lemon freshness and a kick of black pepper. Lemon pepper seasoning is a must have in your kitchen, it’s incredibly …

Barbecue

Barbecue is a way of cooking, a seasoning, and one of our uniquely American traditions. Starting with techniques developed by Native Americans in the Caribbean and Florida, the culinary technique of cooking whole animals low and slow over open fires evolved in the American South. Over the years, numerous regional …

Beef Seasoning

Beef seasoning is made to go with the richness of flavor that can be found in the best beef. Our Ultimate Steak and Roast Rub is great on roasts, steaks, burgers and any other beef cut you can think of. It has salt, pepper, garlic, onion and more spices. It’s …

Blackening Seasoning

Blackening seasoning is a technique of cooking as much as it is a seasoning. Hailing from New Orleans, Blackened Seasonings are a Cajun inspired mixture of onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, paprika and other spices. Combine these spices with melted butter, brush the mixture onto meat or seafood and put …

Cajun

Cajun seasoning is a true American original, it’s a style of cooking that was developed in Southern Louisiana by French speaking Canadians kicked out of Canada by the British. They adapted their French culinary traditions with locally available ingredients and voila! Cajun cuisine was born! Cajun cooking often starts with …

Chimichurri

Chimichurri is a South American seasoning that comes either as a dry rub or a green sauce. Chimichurri is most closely identified with Argentina, where many Basques settled in the 19th century. The Basques, coming from Spain and France, gave the sauce its name, which in the Basque language roughly …

Greek

Greek seasoning shares a lot of common traits with its Mediterranean neighbors but also has its own twists. Key ingredients in Greek seasoning that are shared with other Mediterranean cuisines are oregano, thyme, basil, marjoram and garlic, but you’ll also see cinnamon, lemon and orange zest frequently added. You can …

Adobo

Adobo is a Spanish word that simply means seasoning. In the culinary world, the word has come to refer to a family of flavors from Latin America and the Philippines. Each culture has their own twist on Adobo, but the Mexican variety of Adobo is the one you’ll find at …