Spice Cuisine: Italian Spices and Seasonings

Italian cooking, and Italian-influenced cooking, is extremely popular among home cooks in America. Spaghetti, lasagna, and pizza have become so integrated they're basically American foods. Authentic Italian cuisine is much richer, more exotic, and more complicated than merely those dishes popular in America. But whether you're making a basic tomato sauce for pasta or Gnocchi con Vongole e Porcini, you'll be using many of the same spices, and we carry the highest quality varieties of Italian spices available. Stock up and get cooking.

Spanish Anise Seed, Whole or Ground

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Anise seed is native to the Mediterranean basin, and has been used throughout history in both sweet and savory applications. Anise has long been know…

Anise Extract

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Oddly enough, we first started stocking this extract in response to many fishermen who swore they caught more fish when they put it on their bait! In…

California Sweet Basil, Dehydrated Broken Leaf

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Basil has now become the most popular herb used in this country. Basil, garlic and tomatoes form an unbeatable trio. Until recently, French basil h…

European Basil, Dehydrated Broken Leaf

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Basil is one of the most popular herbs used in this country. Basil, garlic and tomatoes form an unbeatable trio. European basil has a lighter, mor…

Fennel Seeds, Whole Or Ground

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Fennel Seed has a delicate flavor; light and sweet, similar to anise. Use of fennel has a long history, dating back to the Chinese and Hindus who use…

Fennel Pollen, Organic

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Fennel Pollen has a flavor that is incredible--like taking the fennel seed, sweetening it and then intensifying it a hundred times. In an article fo…

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 …

Italian Salad Dressing Seasoning Base

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Italian salad seasoning is our most popular salad dressing base. Simply add it to vinegar and oil for a very tasty "homemade" salad dressing. For s…

Italian Herb Blend

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Italian herbs are our best selling herb blend. With oregano leading the way, and four other herbs lending a hand. One whiff of this blend will bring…

Little Italy "New York City" Style Italian Herb Blend

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Little Italy New York City Style Herbs is a jazzier version of Italian Herbs which includes garlic and lemon zest. Similar to our Italian herb mixtu…

Old Taylor Street Cheese Sprinkle

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Old Taylor Street Cheese Sprinkle is named for a Chicago neighborhood with a long history of Italian campanilismo, or sense of place. It remains tod…

Tomato Powder

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Tomato powder has a flavor so rich and tomato-ey you won't believe it, until you taste it. It's the sweetest red tomatoes of the crop, spray-dried in…

Tuscan Bread Dipping Seasoning

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In Tuscany, the most simple, yet delicious snack ingredients always seem to be on hand. Fresh baked bread, hand crafted cheeses, the finest olive oil…