Allspice was first recognized in Western records by Dr. Diego Alvarez Chanca a doctor who was part of Christopher Columbus's second journey to the Americas. Allspice is prized for its complex flavor that resembles nutmeg cinnamon and cloves. Allspice is famously used in Cincinnati style chili and numerous pies and cakes. | Allspice is named for its similarities to Cinnamon clove and nutmeg. Often used in baked goods.