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American Basics 101

Familiar yet versatile, there’s a reason these tried and true spices are common characters in the average American cupboard. Perfect for new cooks or new homes.

Familiar yet versatile, there’s a reason these tried and true spices are common characters in the average American cupboard. Perfect for new cooks or new homes.

America's favorite flavors

Whether you’re learning to cook or simply want to upgrade your go-to recipes, these classic herbs and spices are always a home run. They’re the building blocks of countless comforting meals, so prepare to reach for them again and again.

Spice Cards in this Deck

California Garlic Powder

Native to: Central Asia & Northeastern Iran
Plant family: Allium
Raw form: Clove

Crushed Red Chili Flakes

Raw form: Blend of chiles

Cumin Powder

Native to: The Levant & India
Plant family: Apiaceae
Raw form: Seed

Thyme

Native to: Southern Europe
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Raw form: Herb

Sweet Basil

Native to: Italy
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Raw form: Herb

Kerinci Cinnamon

Native to: Indonesia
Plant family: Lauraceae
Raw form: Bark

Mediterranean Oregano

Native to: The Mediterranean and Middle East
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Raw form: Herb

Tellicherry Black Pepper

Native to: India
Plant family: Piperaceae
Raw form: Berry

California Garlic Powder

Native to: Central Asia & Northeastern Iran
Plant family: Allium
Raw form: Clove

Crushed Red Chili Flakes

Raw form: Blend of chiles

Cumin Powder

Native to: The Levant & India
Plant family: Apiaceae
Raw form: Seed

Thyme

Native to: Southern Europe
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Raw form: Herb

Sweet Basil

Native to: Italy
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Raw form: Herb

Kerinci Cinnamon

Native to: Indonesia
Plant family: Lauraceae
Raw form: Bark

Mediterranean Oregano

Native to: The Mediterranean and Middle East
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Raw form: Herb

Tellicherry Black Pepper

Native to: India
Plant family: Piperaceae
Raw form: Berry

Get cooking with these recipes:

Classic Roasted Chicken

Uses: Thyme, Mediterranean Oregano, California Garlic Powder, Tellicherry Black Pepper, Crushed Red Chili Flakes

Note: Mix the salt with ½ tsp each of oregano, thyme, garlic, black pepper, and chili flakes. This is our favorite method for roasting a chicken!

Classic Marinara Sauce

Uses: Mediterranean Oregano, Sweet Basil

Note: In addition to the dried oregano, we add ½ tsp dried basil instead of the fresh sprig.

Spinach & Mushroom Soup

Uses: Cumin, Kerinci Cinnamon, Thyme

Note: Sub ½ tsp dried thyme for fresh thyme. Allspice is optional!

Herbed Baked Eggs

Uses: Thyme, California Garlic Powder, Tellicherry Black Pepper

Note: You can sub ¼ tsp each of garlic powder and dried herbs for their fresh counterparts.

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American Overachiever

For when you’re really trying to show off, these spices pack a punch like no other. Great for taking basic meals to the next level, or achieving maximum flavor authenticity.

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