Three New American-Inspired Spice Blends for 4th July
One cuisine that is often overlooked, yet has influenced Australian tastes for decades, is that of The United States of America.
Just think, American as Apple Pie, Turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Tex-Mex, Pastrami on Rye, Sourdough, Cajun, Creole, File Gumbo, Fried Chicken, and of course Pumpkin Pie!
Herbie & Liz visited Herbie’s Spices distributor, Williamson Wines in Healdsburg California, and as well as doing a presentation at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia, they conducted back to back spice information sessions over four days. So many questions were asked of Herbie while in California, he recorded a number of videos to answer questions that arose during the visit.
As a service to our American customers, both here in Australia and in other parts of the world, we have listened to their requests and have created Apple Pie Spice, Pumpkin Pie Spice, and Turkey Stuffing Herbs Mix, nicely timed to be available before the celebration date of 4th July.
Pumpkin to any European is known as a stock food, here in Australia we like to roast it or make pumpkin scones, but it’s definitely a dessert food on the American continent. Pureed to a very smooth consistency, (most people use the canned version, available from specialty food stores), it takes on a completely different character … try it and enjoy this recipe!