Posted on: December 15, 2021 Posted by: Making Your Food Twice as Nice: Try Some spice! Comments: 0

Article By Simon Johnson Kohler

Tribune Staff Writer

     Have you ever wondered what the best spice to put on your savory stew or bird is? Your hot chocolate or warm apple cider? Well, according to the responses from ESM 6th graders in November 2021, some of the best seasonings are: 

     From Puerto Rico, there is a little something called Adobo. Having many ingredients, it may daunt you, but according to, the ingredients are simple. They are: 

2 tablespoons of salt 

1 tablespoon of paprika 

2 teaspoons of ground black pepper 

1 ½ teaspoons of onion powder 

1 ½ teaspoons of dried oregano 

1 ½ teaspoons of ground cumin 

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of chili powder

     Imagine you have a sweet, warm drink that just seems plain. Well, the student data suggests that cinnamon is an amazing choice! Native to Sri Lanka, it is produced by the tons (according to in Indonesia, China, Vietnam, and its hometown. 

     Though there are many powders that pack a punch out there, many answered when asked that their favorite is simply salt, pepper, or both. There was Morton salt, aka “that one salt that has a girl walking around in a salt rain with salt umbrellas” along with a “season salt” that includes many things like salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and ground red pepper. 

     One or two people answered with the flavoring called tajin. It includes lime, mild chili peppers, and some salt. 

     Maybe this helped with your spicing adventures! Maybe it didn’t. You can try all of these spices, and if there is one that seems complicated, or the proportions were not included, you can always just search up the name of the spice on the web, and it should come up. 

     Do you want to add a dash of your own flavor to this article? Just copy-and-paste this link (or click here), and fill out the form! Your responses will be seasoning this article by a later date.