Meet Sarita

Family. Heritage. Happiness. They all make up a huge part of McCormick’s dedication to tradition and authentic flavors. Across the world, mealtime brings people together in our kitchens, our backyards, our restaurants, and beyond. Wherever food is being prepared, and enjoyed, McCormick is there.

Like photographs capturing moments in time, recipes pass down through generations, changing hands from mothers to daughters, grandfather to grandkids. They bring with them flavors reminiscent of home, and memories of family, friends, and fun. 

McCormick employee Sarita Eder shares the flavors of her home country – India – with her family and loved ones. She adores her time in the kitchen, and McCormick’s vast array of authentic flavors help her pass her family’s heritage down to the next generation. With her son by her side, she whips up an Indian chicken dish that brings friends and neighbors to the table. This is when she’s at her happiest; when she feels most at home.

Sarita’s story is one of 1.25 million stories shared in 2014 as we celebrated 125 years of McCormick flavor. Our "Modern Masala" featured trend showcased how Indian food is having its global moment today, making its way to kitchens and tables where Indian food gives people an intriguing, new blast of flavor. Kashmiri masala, paneer cheese and jalfrezi are just a few of the top Indian flavors that gained popularity throughout the world in 2014.

When Sarita first began using McCormick’s Indian spices that wonderfully reminded her of her home country, she called her mother to give her the news. That’s the power food and flavor can have. They excite, and connect.

In this video, Sarita shares the story behind her grandmother's Indian Chicken, a recipe passed down for generations. Every stirring scent is a reminder of her own family heritage. With onions, garlic, ginger, red pepper, black pepper, curry powder and paprika, the spicy chicken delivers on flavor.

As Sarita embraces her past, we look ahead to the future, celebrating another year of passion and excitement for flavor around the world. uniting people with recipes and tastes that are best shared together.