Foundation. Flavor. Food.
Sage, also called garden sage or common sage, is a leaf that comes from a perennial sub-shrub in the mint family that has woody stems, greyish leaves and purple flowers. It is also referred to as Salvia officinalis. There are over 900 species of Salvia, making it the largest genus of the mint, or Lamiaceae, family.
Rubbed sage gets its name from the process that creates it. To get to the desired effect, the leaves of the plant must be rubbed between two objects, often simply someone’s hands, to separate them from the stems. The result is a fluffy, almost cotton-like substance that has a powerful flavor and a very fragrant aroma.
Sage is wildly popular in Greek and European food, but especially in Italian, English and German cuisines. In Britain, it is considered an essential ingredient to have in your kitchen, along with parsley, rosemary and thyme.
In September of 2019 our Chef/Owner, David Humphrey, started A&H Provisions to help bring a local option for spices to the Atlanta, Georgia area. An option that will give local residents the ability to have a spice merchant help them make the right choices when purchasing their spices. We will source our product so as to provide you with freshest product possible.
Chef David has been in the culinary industry for over 25 years. His first job was at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. After that he was hooked on the industry. He would continue to work with food whether it was in the back or front of house, in positions from entry level to managerial. In 2010, Chef David enrolled in culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Chicago and then graduated in March of 2012 with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. He then began working at fine dining restaurants in Chicago, amongst them were, Bistro Bordeaux, Fork and A10. In 2016, He moved to Lawrenceville, Georgia and began working at restaurants there, then eventually switched over to Private Chef work before starting A&H Provisions.
At A&H Provisions, we have the belief that making great food starts with a solid FOUNDATION. Our spices provide that foundation for ultimate FLAVOR, which will give you the greatest tasting FOOD for you and your family.