Curing Salt, Prague Powder
Curing salt used in food preservation, particularly in pickling meats. Prague Powder, not to be confused with table salt, is colored pink and is one of the most popular curing salts. It’s also known as Insta Cure #1 and Pink Curing Salt #1. Containing sodium nitrite, it should only be used in small quantities.
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Chervil’s name comes from chaerophyllon, Greek for herb of rejoicing. A classic in French cuisine, it is used alone or as an ingredient in popular blends, such as Fines Herbes and Herbes de Provence. Ancient Romans also used Chervil as a flavoring herb.
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Oregano, joy of the mountain, was once offered to goats and sheep for grazing in the Mediterranean to add spiciness to their meat. Oregano has a strong flavor and aroma with a pleasantly bitter, but robust effect.
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Cayenne Chile Pepper$5.25 – $17.25
Named after the city in French Guiana & popular in the American South, Cayenne Chile delivers a powerful 40,000 – 100,000 Scoville Heat Units with very little added flavor. Use to add heat to any dish.
Basil$5.25 – $15.00
A symbol of love in Italy, it’s said that a man with a sprig of basil in his hair announced his intentions to wed his love, and she announced her willingness with a pot of basil on her balcony.
A slightly peppery member of the mint family, Basil is pleasantly sweet backed with a bit of spice. Pair with tomato, add to pizza or use with egg dishes, fish, poultry, and salads. Basil is also the main ingredient in pesto.
Aji Amarillo Chile Pepper$5.00 – $20.50
Popular in Peruvian & Bolivian cooking. Add to rice before cooking. Mix with minced red onion & vinegar as condiment. Add to root veggies, salsa, stews, seafood dishes & sauces. Rehydrate whole dried peppers in boiling water (~ 20 min) to make paste.