Mama Lil’s son Howard established and named the company Mama Lil’s in 1992 honor of his mother, who inspired him with the love and energy she put into making and growing the pickled peppers in oil that she served her family for every meal - Howard’s favorite was when she garnished steaks with them. Her recipe for pickled peppers in oil remains the same to this day, and is a labor of love and commitment that is carried on through Mama Lil’s small team of northwest natives from Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Mama Lil’s recipe for Hungarian goathorn peppers in oil is inspired from the food and recipes from “the old country” that were passionately shared by immigrants. This recipe was embraced as an embellishment of her Jewish Romanian cuisine, which itself came from a Serbian friend who learned it from a Slovenian that learned of this extraordinary recipe for Italian pickled peppers in oil. The traditional chefs from the Arbruzzo region of Italy serve a variation of Mama Lil’s peppers in oil as part of their tradition for transforming simple ingredients into a luscious, savory cuisine. This tradition lives on to this day through Mama Lil’s, to the benefit of their loving customers who use Mama Lil’s in everything they serve.