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Greek Gods and Goddesses and Herbs, Oh My!

Greek Gods and Goddesses and Herbs, Oh My!

Herbs are the quiet powerhouses of the food world. They are vibrant, capable of adding color and delicate flavor to a dish, and yet they are often overlooked or written off as garnish. This is devastatingly unfair to the herbs that once were associated with the characters in Greek Mythology. Herbs held a special importance in Greek mythology, and in myths many herbs came to be associated with particular Gods and Goddesses. Some of these myths may be familiar to you, but you might learn something about your favorite herb below!

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Why Are We Enjoying Spicier Food?

Why Are We Enjoying Spicier Food?

Food with a little bit of heat is nothing new to the culinary world. Ethiopia, Korea, Thailand, and the Sichuan Province of China are all known for their spicy cuisines. Since 1980, this trend has gained significant popularity in the United States. Salsa has replaced ketchup as our favorite condiment, and chipotle chiles are cropping up in dishes across the country. Today, the average person in the United States consumes 7 pounds of chiles a year, and over 90% of consumers prefer spicy food.

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Craft Brewer's Favorite Beer Spices

Craft Brewer's Favorite Beer Spices

Working with spices means we get to meet a lot of interesting people. Olive oil and specialty shops call us all the time, looking for specific spices and spice blends to fit in with their shop. Some of the most fascinating customers we have encountered are the brewers. With craft beer increasing in popularity in the United States every year, it is often brewers who are looking for the best new flavors and the highest quality products available.

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