Spices Around the World Spices from Around the World To help inspire you, the following chart shows some of the most popular culinary ingredients based on geographic region. **Keep in mind, some herbs, spices and seasonings, such as salt, black pepper and garlic, have an almost universal appeal that isn’t limited by geographic borders. More Cooking Resources Fresh herbs are super easy to grow from seed or from cuttings in your own garden and many can be brought indoors for year-round enjoyment. Learn more about cooking with herbs and spices. Tie this into a cooking around the world lesson!