Introduction to Our “American Pantry” Product Category


with Mike Johnston
July 1, 2020
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Introduction to Our “American Pantry” Product Category

Ask five people to define American cuisine and you'll probably get five different answers. One will tell you about their grandma's apple pie. Another will tell you the secret to their family's famous gumbo is in the roux. Two will tell you about a really good sandwich they had this one time and the last will ask you to repeat the question.

It's a tough question. American cuisine is not a melting pot where many influences combine to create one giant pizza with tiny hamburgers on it (though that does sound pretty amazing.) It's a mosaic, where each piece is distinct and beautiful and compliments the pieces around it. The foods that remind me of home and family probably look a lot different than yours, and to us at Savory, that's a large part of what American cuisine is.

Our American Pantry line of spices and seasonings only represents a small handful of those American flavors. Flavors that remind us of our various homes across the country: Colorado, New York, Louisiana, and many more. We've highlighted a couple of our favorites from across the US below. But we'd like to hear from you. What flavors remind you of home? Of family gathered around the table? What are the comfort foods you turn to when you need a helping (or three) of nostalgia? Let us know in the comments below. Share your piece of the mosaic with us and the Savory Spice community. And together we'll make something beautiful.

Here are just a few of the seasonings we offer from around the country:

California Citrus Rub | Savory Spice
Shop more West Coast seasonings
Brooklyn Everything Bagel Blend
Shop more East Coast seasonings
Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Spices | Savory Spice
Shop more Low Country & The South seasonings
Great Plains Bison & Beef Rub | Savory Spice
Shop more Great Plains & The Heartland seasonings
El Diente Southwestern Seasoning | Savory Spice
Shop more Southwest & Tex-Mex seasonings

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Comments on this Article

Kim (registered user) on July 09, 2020

(guest), on July 13, 2020

(guest), on July 14, 2020

I love that you are a Denver business and that you recognize Colorado is part of the Southwest! :)

(guest), on October 10, 2020

For me, Italian inspired cooking made it's way to the table more often than not, especially spaghetti. And well, it ends up on my table often. However I've added so many different things to my cooking over the years. I make fried rice, fish pie, beef kavurma, Mexican inspired sauces and taco seasonings, rubens and melts, all kinds of soups and seafood etc. I think American Cuisine isn't about one kind of flavor over another, but finding concepts and flavors you like and just embracing it even if you deviate from the standard recipes. Take burgers for example. Basic ingredients are a beef patty and bun, but you will find a million kinds of burgers going on a tour through the US. Each of them are part of the 'iconic' American cuisine.

(guest), on February 14, 2021

For me, the American cuisine conjurs up Southwestern spices. I've been fortunate to have lived most of my life in the Southwest. However, now I am in the Pacific Northwest and cannot find these spices as readily as I once did. I would like to suggest that Savory Spice consider creating a spice blend for posole. I imagine this blend would include ground red chile, red chile seeds, Mexican oregano, cumin, parsley, chives, granulated garlic, onion powder, chicharron salt, and a pinch of this, that, or the other that would go well with pork. I want something that is already blended for me so I don't have to haul out lots of jars to make my own. I used to live in Lowry and definitely miss my neighborhood shop. But, I can visit the Sellwood store from time to time to get my Savory Spice fix and they are just as friendly and helpful as can be.

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