Spice Cuisine: Eastern European Spices and Seasonings

The foods of Eastern Europe tend to be heavy, hearty comfort foods suitable for feeding a hard-working people through long cold winters. Herbs like dill and marjoram add tang, while warming flavors like mace, coriander and juniper go well with roasted meats and root vegetables. Along with plenty of fresh garlic, use these spices to make the dishes a grandmother from the Old Country would be proud of.

Allspice Berries, Whole or Ground

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Our premium berries from Jamaica have a sweet flavor reminiscent of cloves, cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg. Even though its name suggests a mixture o…

Almond Extract

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Almond extract, among the baking extracts, is second only to vanilla in popularity. It it strong, sweet, clear, and pure in flavor. If you've ever be…

Bavarian Seasoning

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Bavarian Seasoning, like our home in Milwaukee, resonates with German heritage! To us, it always brings back memories of Sunday dinners at Grandma’…

Turkish Bay Leaves, Whole or Powdered

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The flavor of these Turkish bay leaves is far milder and more complex than that of domestic bay; it adds a subtly sweet astringency to dishes. Only …

Bell Peppers, Red or Green Dehydrated Diced Pieces

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Bell Peppers are very sweet and colorful, with a concentrated flavor. It takes 10 pounds of fresh raw bell peppers to make one pound of these dehydr…

Caraway Seeds, Whole or Ground

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Caraway seeds are on the shopping list for most of our German customers. This traditional taste is used in sauerkraut, coleslaw, goulash, stews, che…

Celery Seed, Whole Or Ground

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Celery seed's most popular usage is in coleslaw and potato salads. Celery seed is a small, somewhat bitter, seed often found as an ingredient in col…

Charnushka, Nigella Sativa

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Charnuska is used in traditional Lebanese,Indian, Serbian, and Armenian cuisines. Also known as Black Cumin, Black Caraway seed, or Black Onion seed…

Coriander Seeds, Whole Or Ground

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Coriander is a pleasantly sweet spice with a lemony top note. It is commonly used in chili and curry dishes. The coriander plant produces both a spic…

Dill Weed

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Dill Weed is a bright, tasty addition to dips and dressings, omelets, white sauces and soups. Today's dehydration process keeps the dill weed except…

Dill Seed, Whole Or Ground

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Dill seed's most common use, in the United States, is to flavor cucumber pickles. Use 2-3 teaspoons per quart for dill pickles. These seeds are als…

Garlic Pieces, Chopped or Minced

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Garlic pieces are offered in two sizes: chopped and minced. Chopped pieces are about 1/4", and are perfect for long cooking times, such as stews, ma…

Garlic Powders, Granulated, Roasted or Very Fine Powder

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These garlic powders, grown in California, are offered in 3 forms: regular granulated, roasted granulated, and very fine powder. Regular granulated …

Horseradish Powder

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Add horseradish powder to any sauce and give it a sharp zippy flavor. The volatile oils which give horseradish its pungent nature are quite simila…

Juniper Berries

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Juniper berries are used primarily to flavor wild game. Due to the many hunters among our customers, juniper berries have always been in great dem…

Mace, Whole Blade Or Ground

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Mace is the outer shell of the nutmeg fruit. It has a lighter, sweeter flavor. Should you open the small, plum-sized fruit of the nutmeg tree, ins…

Milwaukee Avenue Steak Seasoning

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Milwaukee Avenue Seasoning is a Spice House favorite for seasoning steak and especially hamburgers. This blend is known as Mitchell Street Steak Seas…

Brown Mustard Seed, Crushed

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Crushed brown mustard seeds are called Bavarian-style mustard. These brown mustard seeds are nice for making a sharp tasting coarse mustard paste, w…

Nutmeg, Whole Or Ground

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Nutmeg has a flavor that is quite strong. In small amounts, it blends in with great subtlety. You will find it called for in many vegetable recipes …

White Onions, Minced, Chopped or Sliced Dehydrated Pieces

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Dehydrated white onions are a simple easy way to add real onions without slicing, dicing and crying! Easily add a bit of onion flavor to any dish, w…

Granulated Onion, White or Toasted

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Onion powder is a great way to add onion flavor (and your kids won't know it's there). No more crying in the kitchen! Easily add a bit of onion fla…

Hungarian Half-Sharp Paprika

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Half-sharp Hungarian paprika is a spicier, hotter version of Hungarian sweet paprika. This paprika is ground from a hotter variety of paprika pepper…

Hungarian Sweet Paprika

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Sweet Hungarian paprika is perfect for your favorite goulash or deviled eggs. Fresh paprika has a full, sweet pepper flavor without the heat. It's …

Parsley Flakes

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Parsley flakes make a colorful garnish. The rich forest green color of this herb, along with its sweet flavor, makes it the ideal herb for both flav…

White Malaysian Pepper, Ground

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White peppercorns come from the same vine as the black. They are soaked in water, which softens the shells, whereupon the shells are removed. Their f…

Poppy Seed, Dutch Blue, Whole or Ground

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Dutch blue poppy seed is useful for baking bread. This high-quality Holland, A-1 Extra Fancy poppy seed has become increasingly difficult to find in…

Pot Herbs Soup Blend

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Pot herbs is a traditional French soup herb mixture. This spice blend for soup stock is named for the large soup cauldron into which this combinatio…

Sauerbraten Blend of Whole Spices

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Sauerbraten, a treat from our German heritage, is worth the three-day marination to develop the traditional, intense flavor. To make traditional Ger…

Summer Savory Leaves, Dehydrated

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This variety of savory is known as Summer Savory; it has a more delicate and sweeter flavor than Winter Savory, which tends to be rather bitter. The…

Ukrainian Village Seasoning

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Ukrainian Village Seasoning is known as Old Cedarburg Seasoning in our original Milwaukee Spice House location. This seasoning blend is both flavo…

Vanilla Bean Sugar

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Our popular Vanilla Bean Sugar is made with premium hand-choppped Bourbon Island vanilla beans, our richest, most intense vanilla extract, and the fi…