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10 Jar Deluxe Chicago Neighborhoods Gift Box

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Ethnic Chicago Neighborhood Spice Blends Deluxe Gift Box

This jumbo assortment of Chicago neighborhood blends is our best selling jumbo box, the perfect souvenir or introduction to the diversity of Chicago and its food. These seasonings were created to reflect the different ethnic neighborhoods of Chicago and are as diverse as Chicago's melting pot history. The seasonings are hand blended and some contain as many as 32 different spice ingredients. This box will help you to season virtually any dish. 


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This box features:

Old World Central Street Seasoning 
Central European style seasoning made from thirty-two ingredients. Great for seasoning vegetables, chicken soup or paprikash, potatoes, steak, hamburgers, goulash. Triple- sifted and mixed 1500 times by hand for full flavor development.

Old Taylor Street Cheese Sprinkle Named for Chicago’s oldest Italian neighborhood, this blend features garlic, rich Romano cheese and Italian herbs, heavy on the basil. Makes heavenly garlic bread, or toss with pasta and butter, sprinkle on garden salads, or mix in sour cream for potato dressing. Blend with bread crumbs for Sicilian-style breaded chops, chicken, eggplant, or mozzarella.

Lake Shore Drive Seasoning A luxurious seasoning made from herbs that have been freeze-dried rather than dehydrated. This sophisticated process gives them a fresh, light, delicate flavor and texture. A wonderful seasoning for steamed or broiled fish or chicken. Great for tuna, shrimp, or chicken salads. A favorite for omelets and other egg dishes as well as vegetable medleys. Mix with sour cream for a terrific vegetable dip your guests will love.

Bronzeville Rib Rub Named for the area of Chicago which, back in the 20s, 30s, and 40s, was a vibrant community populated by a diverse mixture of African-Americans from all walks of life, many of whom had arrived from the South. This mixture is a Southern-style seasoning that makes the best dry rub for baby back ribs you have ever tasted. Fantastic on chicken and an excellent blend for those who make their own barbecue sauces from scratch. Really great for turkey legs or wings on the grill.

Milwaukee Avenue Steak Seasoning 
Named for a street with a strong Polish/Slavic affiliation, this blend has a nice smoky garlic pepper flavor for steaks, chops, ribs, chicken, fish. Makes the best hamburgers ever.

Greektown "Billygoat" Seasoning 
Like the famed Billy Goat Tavern here in Chicago, this seasoning has an ambiance all its own. Its Mediterranean flavors include lemon, garlic, and Greek oregano, making a tasty seasoning to use for dipping sauce, marinade, or sprinkled right onto meats and poultry before cooking. Make roast chicken the way they do at the Greek church festivals, or make a great marinade for lamb shish-ka-bob (instructions on jar label). Also try on fish, chops, steaks.

Bridgeport Seasoning As early as the 1800s, this neighborhood was famous for its Irish heritage. Naturally, this seasoning is one of our best for potatoes. With its agreeable herb and cheese flavor, Bridgeport seasoning is also good on chicken or fish, eggs or artichokes. Add to flour or breadcrumbs for tasty breaded chicken, chops or fish.

Back of the Yards Garlic-Pepper Butcher's Rub This mixture of coarser spices is known as a “butcher’s rub,” designed to flavor almost any meat. In addition to its wonderful garlic-pepper flavor, we have jazzed this blend up with some colorful green herbs and red bell peppers. A great grilling spice for any meat: chops, ribs, steaks, poultry. Try it on broiled lake perch or even added to salad dressings.

Ukrainian Village Seasoning Our favorite all-purpose vegetable seasoning. A blend of the old-country standbys of black pepper, onion, salt, and garlic mixed with a touch of the new-country red and green bell peppers. Delicious on eggs and chicken, or in buttermilk/sour cream mixtures for ranch-style salad dressings. Great seasoning for potato salad. Roll new potatoes in oil and Ukrainian seasoning, and the potato skin becomes really delicious!

Pilsen Latino Seasoning Named for an area of Chicago with a strong Hispanic/Latino population, this blend has some zest! A good amount of chile pepper dominates this mixture, making it terric for salsa, chicken, beans, burritos, rice and beef. Excellent for adding kick to guacamole


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