I just requested a similar list from @thecomicswife who, as a Marylander, I am sure is much more qualified than I am to answer this, but this is what I know about Old Bae (ugh bad joke sry)
  1. Old Bay is v near and dear to my heart
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    When I was a poor college kid, I really got invested in seasonings because it could make even the shittiest freezer burned meal taste gourmet. Old Bay is basically an all-in-one seasoning that adds a lil kick to almost anything.
  2. In short, Old Bay is a seasoning
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    It's a mix of herbs including mustard, paprika, celery salt, bay leaf, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, mace, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom, and ginger, according to Wikipedia
  3. It originated in Maryland and is mainly popular in the Mid-Atlantic region and the South
    I have only ever grocery shopped in this region (and Ireland) so I don't know how readily available it is elsewhere. But I know it wasn't easy to find when I lived in Galway, and when I finally tracked it down I cried.
  4. It was developed and is still mainly used as a crab seasoning (which is why it's usually referred to as "Crab Spice/Seasoning" outside of the Old Bay region), but it is incredibly versatile.
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    I love it because it's flavorful but not overly salty. It's kind of spicy/hot but not overwhelming. It's savory but not heavy. The Old Bay flavor profile has got SO much going on and it's honestly indescribable?
  5. 🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀
  6. I put Old Bay on:
  7. Crab 🦀
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  8. Crab cakes 🦀🍰
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  9. Popcorn🍿
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  10. French fries 🍟
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    Chickies & Petes is the only place I will eat them though. If you ever come to Philly, they are a MUST.
  11. Chicken 🐔
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  12. Shrimp 🍤
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  13. Corn 🌽
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  14. Potatoes 🍛
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  15. Salmon 🍣
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  16. Rice 🍚
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  17. Wings 🍗
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    Recipe from @thecomicswife
  18. Omelettes 🌯
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  19. Broccoli 🌳
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    Actually any vegetable tbh
  20. Potato chips 🇺🇸
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    Also called "crab chips"
  21. Spaghetti squash 🍠
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  22. Bloody Marys 🍹
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    Jk I don't drink these but people do!
  23. Deviled eggs 🍳
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    Eggs make me gag but when I make them for my dad, I put Old Bay on 'em
  24. Legit almost anything savory
    I'm sure I'm forgetting like a million things but I'm running out of emoji
  25. 🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀
  26. And everything @thecomicswife put on her list