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Anna Francese Gass Collection

Collection curated by cookbook author Anna Gass

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Why Burlap & Barrel?

  • Single origin spices sourced directly from small farms
  • Over 10,000 5-star reviews
  • Guaranteed to wow you or we'll replace

Anna says, "When I cook, I always reach for my B&B spices for their intense flavor and aroma. They elevate any dish. I love sprinkling the rosemary on my mushroom strudel, sprinkling the cinnamon on my morning latte and adding the garlic and onion to my pizza dough. All the sweet recipes in my new cookbook Italian Snacking include vanilla so it’s a must in my kitchen as well."

Grenada Gold Nutmeg

Our sweet, intoxicating Grenada Gold Nutmeg comes from a small family farm in the hills of St. Andrew, Grenada, famous for growing some of the world's best nutmeg. Grate with a microplane or grind in a spice grinder to add an incredible fragrance and complexity.

Tasting notes: Banana Bread • Cozy Spices • Wintertime


  • Add grated nutmeg to pies, cakes and other desserts
  • Grate over cocktails and punches
  • Grate into bechamel or other cream based sauces

Limestone Rosemary

Our piney, aromatic rosemary is grown organically in Provence by a cooperative of partner farmers. It boasts a rich, complex, clean flavor that is the result of both careful farming practices and a superlative terroir. It's harvested in early summer, when the small, verdant needles are cut and dried as they ripen to a brilliant green. We pack it as quickly as possible to preserve the delicate oils that give this herb its signature citrus-peel flavor.

Tasting notes: Juniper • Citrus Peel • Pine Forest


  • Sub for fresh rosemary in any recipe
  • Add to soups and stews
  • Use in braises for chicken, red meat and root vegetables

Royal Cinnamon

Our Royal Cinnamon is an heirloom variety not widely harvested or exported, and it exemplifies the intense sweetness and spiciness for which Vietnamese cinnamon is prized. Use it in place of Saigon or other cinnamons in pastries and baked goods, or sprinkle into rich, savory meat or tomato-based dishes.

Tasting notes: Brown Butter • Buckwheat Honey • Orange Peel


  • Beautiful in baked goods, spice cookies, oatmeal and desserts
  • Brew with your favorite coffee or tea

Toasted Onion Powder

Our Toasted Onion Powder has an exceptionally rich, sweet, toasty flavor that leaves other onion powders in the dust. The delicious allium flavor comes through in stews, stocks, braises, rubs, dressings, savory breads and more. It can even be used in sweet baked goods — its onion-y sweetness is unlike anything we've ever tasted.

Tasting notes: Fresh Bread • Toasted Sesame • Sugarcane


  • Bloom in oil or butter at the start of cooking any savory dish
  • Add to stocks, soups, sauces, braises and dressings

Purple Stripe Garlic

Our Purple Stripe Garlic powder adds depth and complexity to everything it touches. The powder can be used in place of fresh garlic, or as an upgrade to standard garlic powder. Add it to tomato sauces, stews, salad dressings or simply sprinkle it onto stir-fries or pizza.

Tasting notes: Brown Butter • Toasted Hazelnut • Asafoetida


  • Add to onion, carrots and celery as a flavor base for sauces, stews, braises or beans
  • Sprinkle over reheated pizza

Nyanza Vanilla Extract Kit

Our Nyanza Vanilla is grown in the hills around Nyanza (aka Lake Victoria) in Tanzania, where the altitude, rich soil and temperate climate produce an especially rich, sweet vanilla. Each jar contains 10 grams of chopped vanilla, with room to add 100ml of your favorite spirit for a single fold vanilla extract.

Tasting notes: Toasted Hazelnut  • Dates • Tannins


  • Add 100ml of your favorite spirit directly to the jar and let it infuse for at least a month (the longer the better!) 
  • Top off frequently, and use as you'd use any other vanilla extract


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Born in Italy and raised in the U.S., the cuisine of Italy is part of Anna Francese Gass’s soul.

She graduated from the French Culinary Institute and began her career in the test kitchen at Food52. She is the author of Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from The Tables of Immigrant Women and Italian Snacking: Sweet and Savory Cooking for Every Hour of the Day.

 Anna is known for her ingenious takes on traditional Italian dishes, and millions around the world have viewed her Instagram videos at @annafgass.

She appears regularly on "Good Morning America" and "Access Hollywood," and her recipes are top-rated on New York Times Cooking.

Her new book, Italian Snacking: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Every Hour of the Day is available for purchase here.

how do we compare? Supermarket Icon Supermarket Fair Trade Icon Fair Trade
Heirloom Spices Yes No No
Fair Prices for Farmers Yes No Depends on global commodity price
Time in Storage None. We import spices at harvest Up to 10 years At least 1 year
Flavor Profile Intense & fresh Stale & bland Inconsistent
Knows Farmers Names Yes No Unlikely
Customer Service Fast responses from real people! No There might be a 1-800 number?



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