Spices have long existed in the history of human civilization. Each region of the world has its own rare and prized spices. Some are highly rare and difficult to cultivate, travelers would bring seeds and spices with them in their voyages. This started the historic spice trade from the Middle East to Western Europe, the Mediterranean, and Asia.
People from the South love to cook with their spices. The most basic combinations include black pepper, paprika, and salt; other herbs such as oregano, thyme, and rosemary are added to add more dimensions of flavors.
Texas has several spice companies selling different types of spices and spice blends you can try. Check out the TexasRealFood Promptuary to find your local suppliers.