*Note: our selection of spices changes regularly. Please check the description.*
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.
2018 Harvest Turmeric (1.7 oz in a glass jar) Our turmeric is grown organically and hand-harvested in Karnataka, India and has a sweet, floral flavor without the metallic bitterness found in lower quality turmeric. It is perfect for both sweet and savory applications, in curries and other dishes as well as in turmeric teas and lattes.
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.
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. Desert Fennel (1.5 oz in a glass jar) Our desert fennel comes from an organic farm in central Egypt, where fennel has been cultivated for milennia. It's grown in an oasis in the desert, irrigated with water from the Nile, and in the spring the air is sweet with the licorice smell of fennel flowers. You'll taste a slight saltiness - that's the flavor of the sandy desert soil - followed by a sharp vegetal sweetness at the finish. Blue Poppy Flower Seeds (2.3 oz in a glass jar) Our sweet and floral blue poppy seeds are harvested in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey's center of opium poppy cultivation for millennia. Perfect for adding a rich, nutty flavor to baked goods and pastries, but also for adding texture and richness to savory dishes like roasted vegetables and fish, salad dressings, dips and anything else you can think of.