Beau Monde seasoning is a seasoning mixture. Basic versions are composed of salt, onion powder and celery powder.[1] Some versions include additional ingredients such as garlic,[2] clove, bay leaf, nutmeg, allspice, mace and others.[3] The company Spice Islands manufactures a version of the seasoning and owns the trademark to the name.[4][5]

In French, beau monde means "beautiful world".[6]


The origin of beau monde seasoning appears to be uncertain.[3]

In popular culture

Ernest Hemingway's hamburger recipe used beau monde seasoning as an ingredient in the meat mixture.[7]

See also


  1. ^ Whaley, Emily (1998-01-10). Mrs. Whaley Entertains: Advice, Opinions, and 100 Recipes from a Charleston Kitchen. p. 117. ISBN 9781565127821.
  2. ^ Lovegren, Sylvia (June 2005). Fashionable Food: Seven Decades of Food Fads. ISBN 9780226494074. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b Redmond, John (2010-02-11). The Book of Irish Golf. p. 214. ISBN 9781455601431.
  4. ^ "What is Beau Monde Seasoning?". wiseGEEK. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  5. ^ Libby, Nina (February 18, 2009). "What is Beau Monde: Use This Seasoning in a Dip". Mother Earth Living. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Beau Monde - Spice Islands". Spice Islands. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  7. ^ Moyer, Steve (July/August 2014). "Ernest Hemingway's Hamburger Recipe Was Nothing Like His Famously Spare Prose". Humanities. Retrieved 5 January 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)