Spice Up Your Summer Cuisine with These Maryland Businesses

While June hosts National Herbs and Spices Day, we believe the entire summer season is the best time to add local spice to your home cooking. From classic crab seasonings to unique custom blends, here are a few Maryland businesses that can help kick your cookouts up a notch.

McCormick & Company
As a global leader in flavor, McCormick  knows a thing or two about bringing unique flavor to its brands. Not only does the company have the largest spice production facility on the planet, it also has its global headquarters in Hunt Valley in Baltimore County. Its iconic Old Bay seasoning has been adding bold flavor to seafood and side dishes for more than 80 years. Other famous McCormick staples include the familiar Frank’s RedHot, French’s mustard, and Zatarain’s products inspired by New Orleans cuisine.

J.O. Spice Company
If you’ve ever ordered a bushel of crabs in Maryland, chances are you have tasted J.O Spice’s  famous crab seasoning. While the Halethorpe company has numerous spices, soups, and accessories for purchase, its most well-known items include “No. 1 Brand Seafood Seasoning,” rated the top pick by customers, for fish, shrimp, meats, poultry, and more; and “No. 2 Crab House Spice,” which adheres to the crab and gives a true Chesapeake Bay flavor for locals and visitors alike.