Maine company creates new spice line for Travel Channel host

A Maine company is partnering with television host Andrew Zimmern for a special line of spice blends.

The Portland Press Herald reports Gryffon Ridge Spice Merchants has already developed and released five of the seven new blends for Zimmern's website. Gryffon Ridge owner Christine Pistole drew inspiration for the blends from Zimmern's worldly travels.

The Dresden-based spice house features seasonings like Kentucky Table, Cattle Drive Gusto and Soul of the Caribbean. Each blend comes with recommendations for pairings. Pistole's 2-ounce jars sell for $10 each.

Pistole says working with Zimmern is an exciting opportunity.

Gryffon Ridge opened their doors in 2009. The company boasts a collection of 55 unique culinary blends along with more than 100 spices, herbs, salts and chilies.


Information from: Portland Press Herald,