Emeril\'s Original Essence?

Posted on: Sat, 06/17/2006 - 7:11pm
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Trying to figure out what my reaction was to this week. Anyone else here tried or had problems with Emeril Legassi's "Original Essence"???

Posted on: Sat, 06/17/2006 - 11:56pm
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no but on thanksgiving my sister's throat closed up from a puerto rican rice and bean dish and we think it may have been a spice, perhaps tumeric. my other sister said she thinks tumeric bothers her. or maybe its contaminated. he uses lots of nuts in his dishes, they all do on food network.
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Posted on: Sun, 06/18/2006 - 2:38pm
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No experience with that, but on a food group I'm on someone suggested some kind of spice mix that a website sells and it has peanut oil in it, so maybe that blend does too? I can't imagine why a spice mix needs any oil, much less peanut oil.
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Posted on: Mon, 06/19/2006 - 12:59am
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you know that makes sense. i think you are rite, it good have peanut oil, especially emeril!!

Posted on: Mon, 06/19/2006 - 1:37am
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We avoid any kind of blended spice like that. Too risky. Things with too many ingredients scare me.
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Posted on: Mon, 06/19/2006 - 1:42am
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i just started using mccormicks plain garlic powder or oregeno (italian blend). i dont use the spice mixes either

Posted on: Mon, 06/19/2006 - 11:38am
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Quote:Originally posted by tidina:
[b]no but on thanksgiving my sister's throat closed up from a puerto rican rice and bean dish and we think it may have been a spice, perhaps tumeric. my other sister said she thinks tumeric bothers her. or maybe its contaminated. he uses lots of nuts in his dishes, they all do on food network.
[This message has been edited by tidina (edited June 18, 2006).][/b]
That's a bizarre rationalization. Using that logic, there is no such thing as a safe food unless you're growing it on your own farm.
Just because a lot of chefs use nuts doesn't mean that all their products, whose production is almost always contracted out somewhere else, is contaminated.
The recipe for Essence is on the Food Network website. You can always blend your own using spices from a safe source.
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Allison (3 MFA including milk, butternut squash, several fruits and suspected shellfish allergies, avoiding tree nuts, RAST - for peanut)
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Posted on: Mon, 06/19/2006 - 12:19pm
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i dont think its BIZARRE at all. my gosh. some people on this site simply kill me!! nuts are very prevalent in recipes and such. yes she can make her own essense if she wishes to. my point is that using peanut oil or things that have been stored near nuts is not a big issue for people who use nuts all the time and arent allergic, they think nothing of it!!
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Posted on: Mon, 06/19/2006 - 2:33pm
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i don't think emeril is whipping up his original essence and packaging it on the food network set!
i know sara lee owns emeril's sausages -- i'm sure some larger spice manufacturer packages the essence. probably worth a call before we jump to any conclusions...

Posted on: Tue, 06/20/2006 - 12:40am
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i know he doesnt make it on the set. it is made by a manufacturer and we dont know if emeril labels for cross contamination or not.

Posted on: Tue, 06/20/2006 - 4:39am
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Quote:Originally posted by shoshana18:
[b]i don't think emeril is whipping up his original essence and packaging it on the food network set!
i know sara lee owns emeril's sausages -- i'm sure some larger spice manufacturer packages the essence. probably worth a call before we jump to any conclusions...[/b]
That's my point. Don't jump to conclusions.
Obviously McCormick can manage to make spices without nut contamination, I'm willing to bet that other companies can too.
B&G Foods makes the Emeril's spice blends, salsas, BBQ Sauce, dressings, mustards and pasta sauces. I just fired off an e-mail to the company asking about their status in regards to peanut, tree nut and sesame in the Essence line.
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Cheryl, mom to Jason (8 MFA including peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and egg)
Joey (6 NKA)
Allison (3 MFA including milk, butternut squash, several fruits and suspected shellfish allergies, avoiding tree nuts, RAST - for peanut)
Ryan (born 12/27/05) nka *knock on wood*

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