A selection of six jars of our favorite spices packed beautifully in a box for a perfect gift for the curious cook in your life. The gift box includes our chef's choice of our newest, most popular or most interesting spices.
Wild Mountain Cumin(1.5 oz in a glass jar) Our wild cumin is hand-picked by foragers in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan. They are tiny, oblong and black with long stems. Although botanically distinct from common cumin (Cuminum cyminum), our wild mountain cumin is renowned in Afghanistan and throughout central and south Asia for its delicious flavor as well as its medicinal properties. It has a savory, penetrating aroma and bright, umami flavor evocative of grilled meats and sweet caramelized onions.
Ground Black Lime (1.8 oz in a glass jar) Our ground Black Lime is grown on a family farm in Guatemala, where ripe limes are dried in the sun until they oxidize, turning black and savory. A versatile ingredient common in Persian cooking, they have a savory, tart flavor that's great on roasted meat or vegetables, in stews and anywhere you'd use lime juice.
Ground Cinnamon Verum (1.8 oz in a glass jar) Our cinnamon verum is bright and sweet, with notes of pine, citrus peel and sea salt. Our cinnamon is the inner bark of the cinnamomum verum tree, cut from older branches than our cinnamon shavings. It has an evergreen brightness and woodsy complexity unlike any other cinnamon we’ve ever tasted. It's perfect for baked goods and desserts, oatmeal, pancakes, tomato sauces, barbecue rubs and anything else you can imagine.
Black Urfa Chili (1.8 oz in a glass jar) Our black chili comes from Urfa, Turkey, where it has been grown and cured for centuries. It has a rich, malty flavor with a lingering burn. The chilis ripen to a deep maroon color, then is cured in its own juices to give it a deeper, umami flavor and beautiful dark color.
Cured Sumac (2.3 oz in a glass jar) Our sumac comes from Gaziantep, Turkey. Our best seller among NYC's top chefs, it's preserved with a salt-based curing process. It has a tart, sweet, salty and slightly fermented flavor that is complex and addictive.
Flowering Hyssop Thyme (0.8 oz glass jar) Our flowering hyssop thyme is a very special herb, only grown in the Middle East, where it is the primary ingredient in the za'atar spice blend along with sumac and sesame seeds. It has an ancient history of culinary and medicinal usage, and has a beautiful floral, herbaceous flavor and aroma.