$10.50 – $28.35
Used for centuries in Mediterranean, African, Indian, and Indonesian cooking. The pepper, shaped like a black spike grows within a flower on a vine. It is said that Attila the Hun once asked for pay in Long Peppers.
A relative of the species piper nigrum, with a hotter earthy taste and sweet spicy overtones. Use as you would black pepper, but particularly good with artichokes, asparagus, and mushrooms. Try with sweet dishes, salads and BBQs.
Fenugreek$7.50 – $20.25
Fenugreek was one of the ingredients used in early Egypt incense that emitted the holy smoke for embalming and purification ceremonies. It is now most commonly used in Thai and Indian cuisines.
Add to curries and chutneys. Use sparingly as over using can cause bitterness in food.
Sumac$10.50 – $28.35
This spice comes from the dried berries of a native wild bush in the Mediterranean, and is traditionally added to North African, Middle Eastern, and Southern Mediterranean dishes.
Sprinkle over fish, poultry, salad dressings, rice, or even over raw onions to add a lemony flavor. As a souring agent, Sumac can be used to replace fresh squeezed lemon juice in many recipes.
Flavors of the Middle East Gift Box$35.00
Flavors of the Middle East
— Shawarma —
Classic Middle Eastern seasoning with a rich aroma of exotic warm spices.
— Turkish Baharat —
Arabic spice blend used with lamb, fish, chicken & beef.
— Za’atar —
Syrian influenced with a zesty, herbal flavor that deserves a place next to salt & pepper.
— Zhug —
Yemen seasoning common throughout the Middle East.
Lovely striped Kraft gift box contains these four unique spices in our standard jars with recipes and the above message, tied with a Local Spicery bow.
Bo Kaap Curry$10.50 – $28.35
Mild aromatic curry from South Africa for fish, chicken and veggies. Named after an area of Cape Town, Bo-Kaap Curry dishes are generally made using fresh vegetables, fish or meat. Not as hot as traditional Indian curries, the rich and full body flavor of Bo-Kaap Curry is enhanced by fresh flavorful ingredients. Serve with rice.
Hand blended in small batches with: coriander, fenugreek, cardamom, turmeric, cumin, pepper, Chiles, mustard seed, clove, ginger, and fennel.
Grains of Paradise$19.00
A member of the Ginger family, has a peppery flavor with hints of Citrus, Coriander & Cardamom. Used as a pepper substitute in 14th and 15th century Europe, and traditional in African cuisine. Pliny referred to the spice as “African Pepper.”
Use in pepper grinder; grind fresh during cooking. Season fish, poultry or meats with sea salt and freshly ground Grains of Paradise before grilling. Substitute for pepper in cooked dishes to add a little mystery to the flavor – rice, pasta, roasted vegetables.