Spices and flavors have been used for thousands of years all over the world, beginning when people used simple herbs or spices to flavor their food. Today, the flavor industry is comprised of hundreds of companies all over the world.
What do you get when you combine the essences of lemon, banana, raspberry and pineapple? Strawberry of course. Unless you’re a flavorist, that is probably a surprising response.
In recent years, American cuisine has expanded its traditional menu to include fresh new international foods and flavors, resulting in a clear increase in the number of international restaurants, cookbooks, and ingredients sold in supermarkets.