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Marino Organic Wild Sicilian Fennel Seed (Dried)
Marino Organic Wild Sicilian Fennel Seed (Dried)
Marino Organic Wild Sicilian Fennel Seed (Dried)
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Two words describe the Sicilian terrain where our producer and friend, the Marino family, has generational roots as far back as they can remember: warm and pure.

The Marino family proudly produces organic products on their farm in southeastern Sicily in the Italian province of Siracusa. Their native terroir, enriched by the Sicilian sun, as well as by tradition-bound stewardship, yields deep, pure, amazing flavors.

Grown in the prestigious Monte Iblei zone of southeastern Sicily, this Wild Organic Sicilian Fennel Seed is hand harvested.

Chew one-half teaspoon of fennel seeds after meals to prevent/relieve gas and bloating.

This is a micro-production, we only get 36 jars a year. GRAB SOME for your own kitchen!

1.6 ounce (50 gram) glass jar

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Saffron from La Mancha, Spain (Class I)
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Pure Spanish Saffron Threads ISO graded Class I. Rated the Finest in Spain - La Mancha.

La Mancha Spain is famous for the highest quality saffron in the world. This saffron imparts an intense golden yellow color, wonderful flowery aromas, and impressive flavor to all your meals.

Our shipment just arrived directly from Spain. No middle man. It is truly amazing stuff, we've never seen such high quality saffron. This harvest was spectacular in quality.

  • Check out these tips for using saffron!

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1.5 gram hard plastic case

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Saffron & Salt
Saffron & Salt
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Saffron & Salt was inspired by the historical importance of saffron to the traditional rural economy of Abruzzo where producer Casina Rossa is located. Saffron & Salt is beautiful in its vibrant orange color, with whole saffron filaments mixed in, and its captivating flavor is perfect for white meat, seafood, and rice-based dishes.

The unmistakable flavor of saffron combined with sea salt will turn your normal dish into something incredible.

3.5 ounce glass jar

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La Chinata Smoked Paprika (Sweet)
La Chinata Smoked Paprika (Sweet)
La Chinata Smoked Paprika (Sweet)
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Artisan quality La Chinata (Denomination of Origin "Pimentón de la Vera") is generally accepted as the best. It is grown, smoked, and milled in the micro-climate of La Vera, Spain not far from where Columbus presented the first plants to Ferdinand and Isabela.

You will find this pimentón wood smoked paprika is a unique and versatile seasoning. If there is one spice that captures the essential flavor of Spain, it is this one. This is not the bland paprika you get at the local supermarket. Three different varieties of pimiento are slowly smoked over a low flame to produce a superb, intense flavor.

You will discover that our La Chinata Smoked Paprika is an excellent addition to some of your favorite recipes.

Gluten Free

70 gram (2.47 ounce) metal tin

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Fennel Pollen (Organic)
Fennel Pollen (Organic)
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Pollen Ranch hand harvests wild fennel pollen from private organic farms in California where fennel grows wild. They not only offer pure fennel and dill pollens, but Chef Bernard has taken these pollens to the next level, combining them with other herbs and spices to create a very special line of spice blends to complement and enhance vegetables, seafood, poultry, pork, beef, lamb and even desserts!!

Fennel Pollen is a fabulous and alluring gourmet spice. Fennel Pollen has two to four times the flavor of a fennel bulb, or the fennel seed, so a little pollen goes a long way. This gourmet spice can be sprinkled in practically everything to add that extra flavor dimension! Your imagination is your only limit. Add it to vegetables, seafood, poultry, meats, sauces, salads and desserts. This is your "magic spice" and the secret ingredient used by gourmet chefs worldwide.

Bon Appetit named Pollen Ranch to the Top 15 Italian Pantry Staples Made in America! Try this magical fennel pollen to create amazing dishes in your own kitchen.

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One great health benefit: Fennel's naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents provide pain relief.

USDA Organic

Ingredients: Organic Pollen Ranch Fennel Pollen.

1 ounce metal tin

Price: $14.95 Quantity

Dill Pollen
Dill Pollen
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Pollen Ranch hand harvests dill pollen from private organic farms in California where dill grows wild. They not only offer pure fennel and dill pollens, but Chef Bernard has taken these pollens to the next level, combining them with other herbs and spices to create a very special line of spice blends to complement and enhance vegetables, seafood, poultry, pork, beef, lamb and even desserts!!

Dill Pollen is highly aromatic and bursting with freshness; this isn't anything close to those little jars of ground dill you get at the supermarket. This is dill in its purest and liveliest form. It brings out the flavor of smoked salmon, and will turn your grandma's egg salad into a culinary adventure even she will thank you for. Use this wild crafted dill pollen anywhere you would use ground or powdered dill, the difference is amazing. This is the best dill you will ever taste!

Bon Appetit named Pollen Ranch to the Top 15 Italian Pantry Staples Made in America! Try this magical dill pollen to create amazing dishes in your own kitchen.

Ingredients: Pollen Ranch Dill Pollen.

1 ounce metal tin

Price: $14.95 Quantity

Hog Heaven Spice Blend
Hog Heaven Spice Blend
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Pollen Ranch hand harvests wild fennel pollen from private organic farms in California where fennel grows wild. They not only offer pure fennel and dill pollens, but Chef Bernard has taken these pollens to the next level, combining them with other herbs and spices to create a very special line of spice blends to complement and enhance vegetables, seafood, poultry, pork, beef, lamb, and even desserts!!

Your pork and chicken will never be the same when they’re encrusted in this warm and toasty herb and seasoning blend. Crushed pecans give a nutty flavor, and cumin adds a touch of savory smoke that goes perfectly with any pork or poultry dish. Light citrus tones brighten and balance the flavor of this warm, aromatic blend. Add a dash to your chicken and dumplings to add depth of flavor, or roll a pork tenderloin in it before roasting for a mellow spiciness that compliments the tender pork exquisitely. Nutty, flavorful, and delectable, this will be your "go to" seasoning for poultry and pork.

This is a "secret ingredient" that will surprise and amaze your guests.

Bon Appetit named Pollen Ranch to the Top 15 Italian Pantry Staples Made in America! Try this magical Hog Heaven Spice Blend to create amazing dishes in your own kitchen.

Ingredients: Pollen Ranch Fennel Pollen, crushed toasted pecans, dried chervil flakes, Fleur de Sel (sea salt), ground cumin, ground annatto, lemon peel

1 ounce metal tin

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Divine Desserts Spice Blend
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Pollen Ranch hand harvests wild fennel pollen from private organic farms in California where fennel grows wild. They not only offer pure fennel and dill pollens, but Chef Bernard has taken these pollens to the next level, combining them with other herbs and spices to create a very special line of spice blends to complement and enhance vegetables, seafood, poultry, pork, beef, lamb and even desserts!!

This is a vibrant, aromatic blend of 12 unique spices and fennel pollen. A light sprinkling will enhance the flavors of fresh fruit, apple pie, carrot cake, ice cream, yogurt, and cookies. Be creative and introduce this into your baking by substituting it for cinnamon in any recipe, flavor your freshly ground coffee beans with 1 teaspoon per pot, and simply sprinkle it on any dessert. Have fun and allow your creativity to shine!

This is a "secret ingredient" that will surprise and amaze your guests.

Bon Appetit named Pollen Ranch to the Top 15 Italian Pantry Staples Made in America! Try this magical spice blend to create amazing dishes in your own kitchen.

Try it in this recipe:

Ingredients: Pollen Ranch Fennel Pollen, Orange Peel, Lemon Grass, Cayenne Pepper, Sour Plum Powder, Star Anise, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Ginger, Vanilla Powder, Clove, Coriander.

1 ounce metal tin

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Little Devil Spice Blend
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Pollen Ranch hand harvests wild fennel pollen from private organic farms in California where fennel grows wild. They not only offer pure fennel and dill pollens, but Chef Bernard has taken these pollens to the next level, combining them with other herbs and spices to create a very special line of spice blends to complement and enhance vegetables, seafood, poultry, pork, beef, lamb and even desserts!!

We love this bold and spicy "Little Devil" spice blend. The strong notes of garlic and onion, combined with the mouthwatering aroma of cumin and pepper, will turn your dish into an appetizing adventure your taste buds will never forget! This zesty and colorful seasoning is delicious on pasta and rice, will turn a regular shrimp sautee into an exciting and striking dish, and when dry rubbed on a piece of chicken or fish... you won’t believe the explosion of flavor. The slight hints of citrus, and the slight tanginess of mustard seeds, will make your taste buds come alive.

This is a "secret ingredient" that will surprise and amaze your guests.

Serving ideas:

  • Sprinkle it on grilled or roasted chicken breasts, thighs, or the whole bird.
  • Perfect on shrimp, scallops, lobster, and fish.
  • Add some zing to your hamburgers by mixing this into the hamburger patty before cooking.

Bon Appetit named Pollen Ranch to the Top 15 Italian Pantry Staples Made in America! Try this magical spice blend to create amazing dishes in your own kitchen.

Ingredients: Pollen Ranch Fennel Pollen, Fleur de Sel (Sea Salt), Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Coriander, Pepper, Cayenne, Pasilla Pepper, Cumin, Annatto, Thyme, Parsley, Oregano, Mustard Seed, Sour Plum Powder, Lemon Grass.

1 ounce metal tin

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Zen-Sational Spice Blend
Zen-Sational Spice Blend
Zen-Sational Spice Blend
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Pollen Ranch hand harvests wild fennel pollen from private organic farms in California where fennel grows wild. They not only offer pure fennel and dill pollens, but Chef Bernard has taken these pollens to the next level, combining them with other herbs and spices to create a very special line of spice blends to complement and enhance vegetables, seafood, poultry, pork, beef, lamb and even desserts!!

You will become addicted to vegetables once you taste the flavor of Zen. As you open this blend, you immediately notice a warm and nutty aroma from the toasted sesame seeds and curry. This enticing blend makes your veggies delicious and it’s a great seasoning when you want to add zip to salad dressings. A touch of spice from the hint of cayenne balances this lively spice blend, and you’ll notice notes of citrus and ginger when you sprinkle it on your side dishes. Sprinkle this on everything from eggs, to rice, to vegetables and salads... you'll then be able to say goodbye to bland and boring side dishes forever!

This is a "secret ingredient" that will surprise and amaze your guests.

Bon Appetit named Pollen Ranch to the Top 15 Italian Pantry Staples Made in America! Try this magical spice blend to create amazing dishes in your own kitchen.

Ingredients: Pollen Ranch Fennel Pollen, sumac, toasted sesame seeds, orange peel, ginger, Fleur de Sel (sea salt), ground yellow curry, dry savory leaves, cayenne pepper.

1 ounce metal tin

Price: $14.95 Quantity

Piment dEspelette Powder AOP - La Maison Du Piment (15 gram)
Piment d'Espelette Powder AOP - La Maison Du Piment (15 gram)
Piment d'Espelette Powder AOP - La Maison Du Piment (15 gram)
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Piment d’Espelette is famous for its modulated, food-friendly heat as well as its "sweet red pepper" perfume, which bring wonderful layers of flavor to your dishes.

The A.O.P. (Appellation d'Origine Protégée) designation means that this coveted spice can come only from the tiny, 22-square-kilometer region in and around Espelette, the French Basque town in a hilly, verdant region near Bayonne. The restricted area and precarious weather conditions of the Basque region limit the supplies of this precious spice.

Commercial cultivation of this spice originally began as a product of housewives’ gardens. Women grew the peppers in small quantities for home meals and sold the excess for pocket money. In fact, Marie-Jeanne, the mother of our producer at La Maison du Piment, Vincent Darrichion, was one of those women! She launched her family into the espelette business from her own kitchen garden.

The entire harvest is done by hand. The toil begins in late March, when the seeds must be sprouted in the greenhouse. Then in April, the seedlings are teased apart and placed into individual pots where they are tended in the greenhouse until they are about 18 inches tall. When the size is right, they are hand planted in the field. The peppers are like "indeterminate" tomatoes in that they ripen over a period of time. So the harvest can take a month or more, with many passes through the fields, as the farmer individually snaps or cuts the stem of each ripe pepper, being very careful to keep the top of the pepper intact so it will not be subject to rot. After the harvest, the peppers go back to the greenhouse where they are sun/air dried on wooden trays. The final step in this artisanal slow-drying process involves stacking these trays in a low-temperature oven for several hours to achieve the perfect texture.

The A.O.P. rules strictly govern the growing area, cultivation practices, drying protocol, and the size (mesh) of the Espelette powder itself. A.O.P. thus guarantees you are getting authentic Piment d'Espelette!

  • Mix with sea salt, paprika, and cumin, rub over a pork chop or loin, and bake.
  • Add Piment d’Espelette and a little lemon juice to your favorite mayonnaise. Dip fried potatoes or steamed artichokes in it.
  • Add it to your popcorn butter for a new twist on a classic snack.
  • Use it to season creamy roasted red pepper soup.
  • Season baked, roasted, or mashed potatoes.... sprinkle it on your french fries!
  • Season chicken or pork.
  • Grill shrimp with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with Piment d’Espelette.
  • Perfect on grilled, baked, and sauteed fish.
  • Gougeres (Cheese Puffs) with Piment d'Espelette

Ingredients: Piment d'Espelette Powder A.O.P.

15 gram (0.53 ounce) glass jar

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Piment dEspelette Powder AOP - La Maison Du Piment (500 gram) Pre-Order
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Piment d’Espelette is famous for its modulated, food-friendly heat as well as its "sweet red pepper" perfume, which bring wonderful layers of flavor to your dishes.

The A.O.P. (Appellation d'Origine Protégée) designation means that this coveted spice can come only from the tiny, 22-square-kilometer region in and around Espelette, the French Basque town in a hilly, verdant region near Bayonne. The restricted area and precarious weather conditions of the Basque region limit the supplies of this precious spice.

Commercial cultivation of this spice originally began as a product of housewives’ gardens. Women grew the peppers in small quantities for home meals and sold the excess for pocket money. In fact, Marie-Jeanne, the mother of our producer at La Maison du Piment, Vincent Darrichion, was one of those women! She launched her family into the espelette business from her own kitchen garden.

The entire harvest is done by hand. The toil begins in late March, when the seeds must be sprouted in the greenhouse. Then in April, the seedlings are teased apart and placed into individual pots where they are tended in the greenhouse until they are about 18 inches tall. When the size is right, they are hand planted in the field. The peppers are like "indeterminate" tomatoes in that they ripen over a period of time. So the harvest can take a month or more, with many passes through the fields, as the farmer individually snaps or cuts the stem of each ripe pepper, being very careful to keep the top of the pepper intact so it will not be subject to rot. After the harvest, the peppers go back to the greenhouse where they are sun/air dried on wooden trays. The final step in this artisanal slow-drying process involves stacking these trays in a low-temperature oven for several hours to achieve the perfect texture.

The A.O.P. rules strictly govern the growing area, cultivation practices, drying protocol, and the size (mesh) of the Espelette powder itself. A.O.P. thus guarantees you are getting authentic Piment d'Espelette!

  • Mix with sea salt, paprika, and cumin, rub over a pork chop or loin, and bake.
  • Add Piment d’Espelette and a little lemon juice to your favorite mayonnaise. Dip fried potatoes or steamed artichokes in it.
  • Add it to your popcorn butter for a new twist on a classic snack.
  • Use it to season creamy roasted red pepper soup.
  • Season baked, roasted, or mashed potatoes.... sprinkle it on your french fries!
  • Season chicken or pork.
  • Grill shrimp with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with Piment d’Espelette.
  • Perfect on grilled, baked, and sauteed fish.
  • Gougeres (Cheese Puffs) with Piment d'Espelette

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Ingredients: Piment d'Espelette Powder A.O.P.

500 gram (17.6 ounce) vacuum sealed bag

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Piment dEspelette Mustard
Piment d'Espelette Mustard
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Piment d’Espelette is the coveted, spicy red pepper from the Basque region of France. This fruity mustard, with a hint of heat, is made by combining Piment d’Espelette, mustard seed, and cider vinegar.

  • Coat baby potatoes with extra virgin olive oil, Espelette Mustard, and a pinch of Fleur de Sel Sea Salt. Roast and enjoy!
  • Make a spicy vegetable dipping sauce with mayonnaise, yogurt, and Espelette Mustard.
  • Use as the mustard in deviled eggs.
  • Slather it on your lamb burger... perfection!
  • Spread it on your hotdogs and sausages.
  • Make a great roast turkey, or roast chicken, sandwich.
  • Mix with mayonnaise and dress cold poached salmon.
  • Create a fun potato salad.
  • Rub it on pork, chicken, and lamb. Grill or roast.
  • Make your own salad dressings (2 parts extra virgin olive oil, 1 part vinegar, a dash of mustard), to give your salads a novel twist.

We think this is fantastic and something you'll be proud to have in your kitchens!

No additives, preservatives, or fillers.

Ingredients: apple cider vinegar, water, mustard seed, sea salt, espelette, and spices.

6 ounce glass jar

Price: $10.95 Quantity

Dukkah (Spicy)
Dukkah (Spicy)
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This Egyptian spice mixture is made by blending roasted sesame seeds, almonds, and hazelnuts with ground cumin, coriander, and sea salt. The addition of Aleppo and cayenne pepper fire up this nutty spice blend.

Dukkah is traditionally served alongside hearty pieces of bread or crisp vegetables, and a small bowl of fantastic extra virgin olive oil. Dip your bread, or vegetable of choice, in the extra virgin olive oil and then in the Dukkah. The warmth of the spices is heightened by the richness of the extra virgin olive oil for an unforgettable bite.

Some wonderful uses:

  • Sauté blanched chard in extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and preserved lemon. Sprinkle with Dukkah to taste.
  • Add Dukkah to hummus to spice it up and add some crunch.
  • Use Dukkah as a dip along with extra virgin olive oil for bread or fresh vegetables.
  • Sprinkle Dukkah over a roasted vegetable or pumpkin soup.
  • Rub Dukkah on a rack of lamb before cooking.
  • Add Dukkah to your deviled egg filling.
  • Combine Dukkah with bread crumbs or panko as a breading mix for fish or chicken.
  • Mix Dukkah with extra virgin olive oil and toss with freshly popped popcorn.
  • Bake Feta cheese with extra virgin olive oil and preserved lemons, then sprinkle with Dukkah.
  • A few pinches of Dukkah on steamed vegetables adds extra crunch and wonderful flavor.

Ingredients: sesame seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, spices, sea salt.

1.5 ounce resealable ziplock pouch

Want to try Dukkah for FREE? For every jar of Belazu Beldi Preserved Lemons you buy, we will give you a Dukkah spice blend for free. Simply add the Dukkah to your cart, along with the Preserved Lemons, and we will automatically set the price of the Dukkah to $0.00. No coupon required.

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Dukkah (Traditional)
Dukkah (Traditional)
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This Egyptian spice mixture is made by blending roasted sesame seeds, almonds, and hazelnuts with ground cumin, coriander, and sea salt.

Dukkah is traditionally served alongside hearty pieces of bread or crisp vegetables, and a small bowl of fantastic extra virgin olive oil. Dip your bread, or vegetable of choice, in the extra virgin olive oil and then in the Dukkah. The warmth of the spices is heightened by the richness of the extra virgin olive oil for an unforgettable bite.

Some wonderful uses:

  • Sauté blanched chard in extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and preserved lemon. Sprinkle with Dukkah to taste.
  • Add Dukkah to hummus to spice it up and add some crunch.
  • Use Dukkah as a dip along with extra virgin olive oil for bread or fresh vegetables.
  • Sprinkle Dukkah over a roasted vegetable or pumpkin soup.
  • Rub Dukkah on a rack of lamb before cooking.
  • Add Dukkah to your deviled egg filling.
  • Combine Dukkah with bread crumbs or panko as a breading mix for fish or chicken.
  • Mix Dukkah with extra virgin olive oil and toss with freshly popped popcorn.
  • Bake Feta cheese with extra virgin olive oil and preserved lemons, then sprinkle with Dukkah.
  • A few pinches of Dukkah on steamed vegetables adds extra crunch and wonderful flavor.

Ingredients: sesame seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, spices, sea salt.

1.5 ounce resealable ziplock pouch

Want to try Dukkah for FREE? For every jar of Belazu Beldi Preserved Lemons you buy, we will give you a Dukkah spice blend for free. Simply add the Dukkah to your cart, along with the Preserved Lemons, and we will automatically set the price of the Dukkah to $0.00. No coupon required.

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Mina Harissa
Mina Harissa
Mina Harissa
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Mina Harissa is a traditional Moroccan red pepper sauce, carefully blended using only 6 simple, all natural, ingredients: red chili pepper, red bell pepper, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt.

Harissa is hailed as the heart and soul of Moroccan cuisine. It is imbued with all the culinary passions of a country and a people, and is the central condiment that sits atop every kitchen table in North Africa. People use it as a spread, a dip, and drizzled on top of nearly every dish. Harissa is the ultimate red pepper condiment and sauce that, with its spicy kick, transforms many dishes into a culinary delight.

Appearing on classic and contemporary menus as the star condiment, it goes equally well with New Zealand lamb, Southern barbecued chicken, scallops Provencal, or a vegetable tagine with couscous. This harissa will transform your meal into a culinary journey.

This harissa, unlike so many on the market that are overwhelmingly spicy just to be spicy-hot, is ALL ABOUT FLAVOR, with just enough zing to keep it interesting.

You can even buy one jar of the regular, and one jar of the mild, and do your own custom blend to adjust the heat level to your own particular recipes and personal taste preferences!

See our recommended uses including our recipe for Mediterranean Stew with Harissa by clicking here.

All natural ingredients: red chili pepper, red bell pepper, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt.

Gluten-free.

10 ounce glass jar

Price: $14.95 Quantity

Mina Mild Harissa
Mina Mild Harissa
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Mina Harissa is a traditional Moroccan red pepper sauce, carefully blended using only 6 simple, all natural, ingredients: red chili pepper, red bell pepper, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt.

Harissa is hailed as the heart and soul of Moroccan cuisine. It is imbued with all the culinary passions of a country and a people, and is the central condiment that sits atop every kitchen table in North Africa. People use it as a spread, a dip, and drizzled on top of nearly every dish. Harissa is the ultimate red pepper condiment and sauce that transforms many dishes into a culinary delight.

Appearing on classic and contemporary menus as the star condiment, it goes equally well with New Zealand lamb, Southern barbecued chicken, scallops Provencal, or a vegetable tagine with couscous. Whether it’s the spicy or mild, each of Mina’s jars will transform your meal into a culinary journey.

This harissa, unlike so many on the market that are overwhelmingly spicy just to be spicy-hot, is ALL ABOUT FLAVOR.

You can even buy one jar of the spicy, and one jar of the mild, and do your own custom blend to adjust the heat level to your own particular recipes and personal taste preferences!

See our recommended uses, as well as our recipe for Mediterranean Stew with Harissa by clicking here.

Gluten-free.

All natural ingredients: red chili pepper, red bell pepper, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt.

10 ounce glass jar

Price: $14.95 Quantity

Mina Green Harissa
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Mina's Green Harissa, which incorporates green chiles and Moroccan cumin, is an exotic twist on her traditional red harissa.

This carefully blended harissa uses only 7 simple, all natural, ingredients: green chili pepper, green bell pepper, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, cumin, and salt.

Harissa is hailed as the heart and soul of Moroccan cuisine. It is imbued with all the culinary passions of a country and a people, and is the central condiment that sits atop every kitchen table in North Africa. People use it as a spread, a dip, and drizzled on top of nearly every dish. Harissa is the ultimate condiment and sauce that, with its spicy kick, transforms your dishes into a culinary delight.

Appearing on classic and contemporary menus as the star condiment, it goes equally well with New Zealand lamb, Southern barbecued chicken, scallops Provencal, or a vegetable tagine with couscous.

This harissa, unlike so many on the market that are overwhelmingly spicy just to be spicy-hot, is ALL ABOUT FLAVOR, with enough zing to keep it interesting.

All natural ingredients: green chili pepper, green bell pepper, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, cumin & salt.

Gluten-free.

10 ounce glass jar

Price: $14.95 Quantity

Aji Amarillo Organic Chili Paste
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Aji amarillo, or amarillo chili, is the most common type of aji and is one of the most important ingredients in Peruvian cooking. It has a heat level of 7 on a scale of 10 (50,000 Scoville units) and is perfect in combination with meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, pasta, and rice dishes.

The unique flavor of the Aji Amarillo makes it worth seeking out and incorporating into your cooking. Even though it is a "chili pepper" it has a lot of fruitiness combined with its heat. It is a very versatile chili that will complement your dish without overwhelming it.

  • USDA Organic.
  • Gluten Free.
  • This product contains no dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat, or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • No artificial colors or flavors.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
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Ingredients: Organic Amarillo chili, water, citric acid.

Refrigerate after opening.

8 ounce glass jar

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Aji Limo Organic Chili Paste
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Aji Limo is a chili grown and used mostly on the northern coast of Peru. The pod is 2-3 inches long and changes from a yellow to deep reddish-orange color when it ripens. Aji Limo is spicy (a heat level of 8 on a scale of 10; 60,000 Scoville units) and is primarily used to prepare ceviche and rice dishes. It is also wonderful as a base for chicken and pasta recipes.

  • 100% USDA Organic Chili Paste.
  • Gluten Free.
  • This product contains no dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • No artifical colors or flavors.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

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Ingredients: Organic Limo chili, water, citric acid.

No artificial colors or flavors.

Refrigerate after opening.

8 ounce glass jar

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Aji Panca Organic Chili Powder
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One of the most common types of aji (chili) in Peru, aji panca is 3 to 5 inches in length and has a thick flesh that matures from a green to dark red in color. Distinct from the other ajis in its spiciness, aji panca is mild in heat intensity (a heat level of 2 on a scale of 10; 1,500 Scoville units) and provides a fruity, berry-like flavor that goes well in stews, sauces and fish dishes.

Aji panca is so sweet, so berry-like, that it can be finely chopped or ground into a powder and tossed into foods to add a sweet, mild heat.

  • 100% USDA Organic Chili Powder.
  • Gluten Free.
  • This product contains no dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat, or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • Certified Kosher.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

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Ingredients: Organic Panca chili powder.

2.2 ounce metal tin

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Aji Panca Organic Chili Pods (dried)
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One of the most common types of aji (chili) in Peru, aji panca is 3 to 5 inches in length and has a thick flesh that matures from a green to dark red in color. Distinct from the other ajis in its spiciness, aji panca is mild in heat intensity (a heat level of 2 on a scale of 10; 1,500 Scoville units) and provides a fruity, berry-like flavor that goes well in stews, sauces and fish dishes.

Aji panca is so sweet, so berry-like, that it can be finely chopped or ground into a powder and tossed into foods to add a sweet, mild heat.

To create a paste, remove the stems and soak ajis in water overnight. Drain and mix ajis in a blender with salt, pepper, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. For a more mild paste, remove the seeds and veins before blending. You can freeze the paste for longer storage as necessary.

  • 100% USDA Organic Chili Pods.
  • Gluten Free.
  • This product contains no dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat, or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • Certified Kosher.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Ingredients: Organic Panca chili.

1.25 ounce bag

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Aji Amarillo Organic Chili Pods (dried)
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Aji amarillo, or amarillo chili, is the most common type of aji and is one of the most important ingredients in Peruvian cooking. It has a heat level of 7 on a scale of 10 (50,000 Scoville units). Although they are named yellow pepper their color changes to orange as they mature. Great in combination with meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, pasta, and rice dishes, and to season nuts.

The unique flavor of the Aji Amarillo makes it worth seeking out and incorporating into your cooking. Even though it is a "chili pepper" it has a lot of fruitiness combined with its heat. This fruitiness is full-bodied and even subtle, unlike poblanos or jalapenos which can be harsh. It is a very versatile chili, suitable for everyday use as it will complement your dish without overwhelming it.

Try them in these recipes:

  • Ceviche Con Tostones
  • Organic Aji Amarillo Chile Rellenos
  • Peruvian Inspired Chicken Stew

To create a paste, remove the stems and soak ajis in water overnight. Drain and mix ajis in a blender with salt, pepper, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. For a more mild paste, remove the seeds and veins before blending. You can freeze the paste for longer storage as necessary.

  • 100% USDA Organic Chili Pods.
  • Gluten Free.
  • This product contains no dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat, or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • Certified Kosher.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Ingredients: Organic Amarillo chili.

1.25 ounce bag

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Aji Limo Organic Chili Pods (dried)
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Aji Limo is a chili grown and used mostly on the northern coast of Peru. The pod is 2-3 inches long and changes from a yellow to deep reddish-orange color when it ripens. Aji Limo is spicy (a heat level of 8 on a scale of 10; 60,000 Scoville units) and is primarily used to prepare ceviche and rice dishes. It is also wonderful as a base for chicken and pasta recipes.

To create a paste, remove the stems and soak ajis in water overnight. Drain and mix ajis in a blender with salt, pepper, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. For a more mild paste, remove the seeds and veins before blending. You can freeze the paste for longer storage as necessary.

  • 100% USDA Organic Chili Pods.
  • Gluten Free.
  • This product contains no dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • Certified Kosher.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Ingredients: Organic Limo chili.

1.25 ounce bag

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Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Lemon)
Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Lemon)
Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Lemon)
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Back in stock September 8, 2015.

Add a hint of lemon to any recipe by using this naturally-flavored sugar instead of white granulated sugar. We love it on sugar cookies, lemon pound cake, fresh fruit, yogurt, ice cream, crepes, waffles, pancakes, and stirred into a nice hot cup of tea. You can also use this to rim glasses for a lemon drop martini, tropical fruit punch, or other cocktail.

Demerara sugar is a large grain, unrefined sugar made from sugar cane. Minimal processing during production gives this sugar a unique flavor and texture. It is used in baking, and as a sweetener in tea, coffee, and other beverages. The large, crunchy grains, are also perfect sprinkled on top of cookies, oatmeal, and anything else where you want a sweet crunch.

Quai Sud is at the forefront of innovative and sustainable gourmet products and packaging. They offer a variety of quality gourmet products from around the world. Their beautiful eco-friendly packaging is just an indication of the wonderful product inside!

Product of France.

Ingredients: unrefined cane sugar from Reunion, lemon zest, citric acid, natural lemon flavor.

8.81 ounce (250 gram) sealed plastic bag inside a colorful raffia woven bag with wax seal.

Price: $12.95 Quantity

Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Orange)
Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Orange)
Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Orange)
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Back in stock September 8, 2015.

Add a hint of orange to any recipe by using this naturally-flavored sugar instead of white granulated sugar. We love it on sugar cookies, cakes, cookies, fresh fruit, yogurt, ice cream, crepes, waffles, pancakes, and orange scones. You can also use this to rim glasses for your margarita or tropical cocktail.

Demerara sugar is a large grain, unrefined sugar made from sugar cane. Minimal processing during production gives this sugar a unique flavor and texture. It is used in baking, and as a sweetener in tea, coffee, and other beverages. The large, crunchy grains, are also perfect sprinkled on top of cookies, oatmeal, and anything else where you want a sweet crunch.

Quai Sud is at the forefront of innovative and sustainable gourmet products and packaging. They offer a variety of quality gourmet products from around the world. Their beautiful eco-friendly packaging is just an indication of the wonderful product inside!

Product of France.

Ingredients: pure cane sugar, orange zest, orange essential oils.

8.81 ounce (250 gram) sealed plastic bag inside a colorful raffia woven bag with wax seal.

Price: $12.95 Quantity

Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Lavender)
Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Lavender)
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Back in stock September 8, 2015.

This naturally-flavored sugar adds a hint of lavender by substituting it in any recipe which calls for white granulated sugar. For example, add a tablespoon or more to your dessert or scone recipe. Lavender pairs especially well with lemon flavors (i.e. lavender cup cake with lemon icing topped with slivered almonds). Experiment, have fun, enjoy!

Demerara sugar is a large grain, unrefined sugar made from sugar cane. Minimal processing during production gives this sugar a unique flavor and texture. It is used in baking, and as a sweetener in tea, coffee, and other beverages. The large, crunchy grains, are also perfect sprinkled on top of cookies, oatmeal, and anything else where you want a sweet crunch.

Quai Sud is at the forefront of innovative and sustainable gourmet products and packaging. They offer a variety of quality gourmet products from around the world. Their beautiful eco-friendly packaging is just an indication of the wonderful product inside!

Product of France.

Ingredients: pure cane sugar, lavender.

8.81 ounce (250 gram) sealed plastic bag inside a colorful raffia woven bag with wax seal.

Price: $12.95 Quantity

Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Vanilla)
Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Vanilla)
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Back in stock September 8, 2015.

Add a hint of vanilla to any recipe by using this naturally-flavored sugar instead of white granulated sugar. We love it on sugar cookies, cakes, yogurt, ice cream, crepes, waffles, pancakes, fresh fruit, and in hot chocolate.

Demerara sugar is a large grain, unrefined sugar made from sugar cane. Minimal processing during production gives this sugar a unique flavor and texture. It is used in baking, and as a sweetener in tea, coffee, and other beverages. The large, crunchy grains, are also perfect sprinkled on top of cookies, oatmeal, and anything else where you want a sweet crunch.

Quai Sud is at the forefront of innovative and sustainable gourmet products and packaging. They offer a variety of quality gourmet products from around the world. Their beautiful eco-friendly packaging is just an indication of the wonderful product inside!

Product of France.

Ingredients: unrefined cane sugar from Reunion, vanilla.

8.81 ounce (250 gram) sealed plastic bag inside a colorful raffia woven bag with wax seal.

Price: $12.95 Quantity

Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Chocolate)
Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Chocolate)
Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Chocolate)
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Back in stock September 8, 2015.

Add a hint of chocolate to any recipe by using this naturally-flavored sugar instead of white granulated sugar. We love it on sugar cookies, cakes, yogurt, ice cream, crepes, waffles, pancakes, and in hot chocolate.... you can also make your own mocha by adding some to your coffee! It is also perfect for rimming glasses when making cocktails.

Demerara sugar is a large grain, unrefined sugar made from sugar cane. Minimal processing during production gives this sugar a unique flavor and texture. It is used in baking, and as a sweetener in tea, coffee, and other beverages. The large, crunchy grains, are also perfect sprinkled on top of cookies, oatmeal, and anything else where you want a sweet crunch.

Quai Sud is at the forefront of innovative and sustainable gourmet products and packaging. They offer a variety of quality gourmet products from around the world. Their beautiful eco-friendly packaging is just an indication of the wonderful product inside!

Product of France.

Ingredients: unrefined cane sugar from Reunion, cocoa powder, natural chocolate flavor.

8.81 ounce (250 gram) sealed plastic bag inside a colorful raffia woven bag with wax seal.

Price: $12.95 Quantity

Illa De Riu Bomba Rice (500 gram)
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"Used by the most famous Spanish chefs such as Ferran Adria (El Bulli), Arzak, Carme Ruscalle da, Santi Santamaría, Mey Hoffman, Juan Roca, Carles Gaig, Nando Jubany, Xavier Pellicer, Alberto Herraiz (Paris), our Bomba variety caters to consumers demanding high quality and distinction in their dishes” says D. Juan Trias, manager and co-owner of the company.

"Illa de Riu" rice offers a consistent quality because it does not contain a single grain of other varieties and therefore always has the same flavor, the same texture, the same appearance, and thus requires the same cooking time; characteristics welcomed by the most demanding chefs. These chefs demand, and Illa de Riu thus guarantees, the consistency of each and every bag.

Of their annual harvest of approximately 3,400 tonnes of rice from the “Illa de Riu” estate (Ebro Delta), only 18% is Bomba.

The packaging also features a double-sealed interior to ensure the rice is perfect each and every time.

It is for all these reasons that Bomba “Illa de Riu” rice is being increasingly sought after by the best restaurants and specialty shops inside and outside of Spain.

1.1 pound (500 gram; approximately 6.2 cups) double sealed bag

Price: $14.95 Quantity

Tinta de Calamar - Squid Ink (Conservas de Cambados) Jar
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In the Mediterranean, squid ink is used in many recipes: Paella, risotto, black rice, soup, pasta, and of course Chipirones en su Tinta (squid in its own ink). It is also regularly included in seafood stews. In Italian cooking, it is used to prepare spaghetti al nero di seppia.

Squid ink contains numerous amino acids and polysaccharides, so in addition to being delicious in recipes, it is also known to have many health benefits including treating depression.

Yes this squid ink is the same ink that they squirt at their attackers in order to escape.

Conservas de Cambados is based in Galicia in Northeast Spain. This is the region of the Arousa Ría, which is well-known not just for its size, but also for the richness of its marine life.

Ingredients: cuttlefish ink, water, and salt.

3.2 ounce (90 gram) glass jar.

Price: $21.95 Quantity

Tinta de Calamar - Squid Ink (Conservas de Cambados) Packets
Tinta de Calamar - Squid Ink (Conservas de Cambados) Packets Be the first one to write a review

In the Mediterranean, squid ink is used in many recipes: Paella, risotto, black rice, soup, pasta, and of course Chipirones en su Tinta (squid in its own ink). It is also regularly included in seafood stews. In Italian cooking, it is used to prepare spaghetti al nero di seppia.

Squid ink contains numerous amino acids and polysaccharides, so in addition to being delicious in recipes, it is also known to have many health benefits including treating depression.

Yes this squid ink is the same ink that they squirt at their attackers in order to escape.

Conservas de Cambados is based in Galicia in Northeast Spain. This is the region of the Arousa Ría, which is well-known not just for its size, but also for the richness of its marine life.

Ingredients: cuttlefish ink, water, and salt.

4 individual packets (0.14 ounce; 4 gram): 0.56 ounce (16 gram) total weight

Price: $9.95 Quantity

Organic White Peppercorns (1 pound)
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Our organic white peppercorns are traditionally processed in fresh, clean running water to remove the black outer skin, unlike many white peppers on the market which are chemically processed. They are robust in flavor and a favorite in dishes requiring a strong pepper flavor, but without the color of black pepper. Great in white and cream sauces, on fish, salads, and more.

Grown in unique microclimates, made by 100% Green-e Certified Wind Power and Certified Organic through QAI, and certified Kosher through Organized Kashrush.

1 pound bag

Price: $54.99 Quantity

Organic Heirloom Cubeb Peppercorns with Grinder
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Our Organic Heirloom Cubeb Peppercorns are from the 1500s spice trade. Our cubeb has the highest essential oil content of any pepper, with highly aromatic, flavorful notes of pine, cinnamon, and fine pepper. Delicious in tea as an alternative to sweet chai, superb in gravies, sauces, in rice pilafs and biryanis, curries, soups, and for grilling fish and vegetables.

Hand-harvested in the monsoon forests of Indonesia, this exquisite heirloom is shade grown and interplanted with tree nuts and fruit crops in order to help preserve the threatened regional biodiversity and cultural integrity of this beautiful region. We are pleased to reintroduce this gorgeous heirloom.

Sustainably grown and harvested, our heirloom crops help to preserve the threatened regional biodiversity and traditional cultures of Indonesia. 5% of profits go to the environment and source community.

Grown in unique microclimates, and made by 100% Green-e Certified Wind Power, these peppercorns come in 100% recyclable, refillable grinders, and are Certified Organic through QAI, and certified Kosher through Organized Kashrush.

1 pound bag

Price: $69.99 Quantity

Belazu Beldi Preserved Lemons
Belazu Beldi Preserved Lemons
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Preserved doqq lemons are an authentic, and essential, component of many North African, Mediterranean, and Indian recipes.

These traditional doqq lemons (Citrus limonum Risso var. pusilla R), known in Morocco as citron beldi, or l'hamd beldi, grow in the Taroudant region outside of Agadir.

The thinner skin, and fragrant aroma, of doqq lemons, makes them the most highly prized lemons of North Africa. Paula Wolfert, an expert on Moroccan cuisine, considers them the crème de la crème in her book "The Food of Morocco".

These lemons have a delicate "zing", along with a tantalizing sweet and sour aroma, that is unmistakably and evocatively North African.

A few serving ideas:

  • Add these lemons to tagines, roast chicken, fish, salsas, and salads - all kinds of Mediterranean cooking, to get that delicate citrus flavor.
  • Make a traditional Moroccan Tagine.
  • Create your own Ngam nguv, a traditional Cambodian chicken soup with whole preserved lemons.
  • Combine them in your recipes that use olives, artichokes, seafood, veal, chicken, and rice for added flavor and complexity.
  • Use them as an accompaniment to curd rice, which is often the last course in South Indian Cuisine.
  • Add the pickled pulp and liquid to Bloody Marys and other beverages where lemon and salt are used.
  • Combine preserved lemons with horseradish if you want to make an American-style cocktail sauce.

They are so easy to incorporate into your recipes, simply give them a quick rinse under cool water to remove any excess salt, and then chop them up... you use the entire lemon, rind and all!

Note: preserving the lemons in salt removes the bitterness normally associated with the rind and pith... what you will find is a clean, bright, pure lemon flavor! Take a slice, pop it in your mouth, and see how magical preserved lemons can be!

No artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Gluten-free.

Refrigerate after opening.

Ingredients: Lemons, Water, Salt.

220 gram (7.76 ounce) (drained weight) glass jar

For every jar of Belazu Beldi Preserved Lemons you buy, we will give you a DukkahDukkah spice blend for free. Simply add the Dukkah to your cart, along with the Preserved Lemons, and we will automatically set the price of the Dukkah to $0.00. No coupon required.

Price: $19.95 Quantity

Acquerello Carnaroli Rice (aged 1 year)
Acquerello Carnaroli Rice (aged 1 year)
Acquerello Carnaroli Rice (aged 1 year)
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"Acquerello is the Rolls Royce of rice." - Alain Ducasse

"Acquerello is one of the very last authentic products." - Frédy Girardet

Acquerello is the rice grown, aged, whitened, and packed in Italy on the Colombara farm by the Rondolino family.

It is the ultimate rice: first the unhusked rough rice is aged to perfection for at least one year, then it is whitened slowly using "The Helix" where grains rub gently one against the other, and finally it is restored with its most precious element, the embryo or germ. This re-enrichment of the refined rice with its germ restores the most valuable nutrients of brown rice.

Known as the "king" or the "caviar" of Italian rices, Carnaroli is the preferred risotto rice in most regions of Italy. Acquerello Carnaroli rice is classified as "Extra rice" for its quality. In order to preserve its characteristics perfectly, Acquerello rice is vacuum sealed in unique enameled tins.

Carnaroli rice keeps its shape better than other forms of rice during the slow cooking required for making risotto. For instance, Arborio rice is widely available, and sometimes suggested, for risotto. We are not fans of Arborio for risotto. Compared to Arborio, Carnaroli rice has a smaller grain size, and higher starch content. This means Carnaroli can absorb larger amounts of liquid, and thus flavor, from the wine and broth, without overcooking. So your risotto is more flavorful when you use Carnaroli rice. Also, the higher starch content in Carnaroli rice guarantees an ultra-creamy texture that is the hallmark of a superior risotto.

Acquerello's grains stay perfectly intact, absorb flavors exceptionally well, do not bind together, and do not lose starch, proteins, or vitamins. Therefore your risotto is fully consistent, tasty, creamy, and not sticky. Acquerello risotto will always be outstanding.

Acquerello is used in the finest restaurants around the world:

  • The French Laundry, USA (Thomas Keller)
  • Osteria Francescana, Italy (Massimo Bottura)
  • Troisgros, France (Michael Troisgros)
  • The Fat Duck, England (Heston Blumenthal)

The Carnaroli rice cultivated at Colombara, being the only variety sown since 1997, is 100% pure and therefore produces uncontaminated Carnaroli seeds.

Once you have tried it, you will never look back!

Click here for risotto recipes!

500 gram (1.1 pound) metal tin (about 6 servings)

Price: $16.75 Quantity

Acquerello Carnaroli Rice (aged 7 years)
Acquerello Carnaroli Rice (aged 7 years)
Acquerello Carnaroli Rice (aged 7 years)
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"Acquerello is the Rolls Royce of rice." - Alain Ducasse

"Acquerello is one of the very last authentic products." - Frédy Girardet

We are the only direct to consumer retailer of the 7 year aged Acquerello Carnaroli rice. All the rest of this rare and fabulous product goes straight to prestigious restaurants around the world!

One of the key points to perfection is the aging process. To age properly, the freshly harvested crop must be stored, as long as possible, in unique steel silos at a constant controlled temperature, because during this period the starch, combined with the oxygen, optimizes its culinary characteristics.

Acquerello is the rice grown, aged, whitened, and packed in Italy on the Colombara farm by the Rondolino family.

It is the ultimate rice: first the unhusked rough rice is aged to perfection for at least seven years, then it is whitened slowly using "The Helix" where grains rub gently one against the other, and finally it is restored with its most precious element, the embryo or germ. This re-enrichment of the refined rice with its germ restores the most valuable nutrients of brown rice.

Known as the "king" or the "caviar" of Italian rices, Carnaroli is the preferred risotto rice in most regions of Italy. Acquerello Carnaroli rice is classified as "Extra rice" for its quality. In order to preserve its characteristics perfectly, Acquerello rice is vacuum sealed in unique enameled tins.

Carnaroli rice keeps its shape better than other forms of rice during the slow cooking required for making risotto. For instance, Arborio rice is widely available, and sometimes suggested, for risotto. We are not fans of Arborio for risotto. Compared to Arborio, Carnaroli rice has a smaller grain size, and higher starch content. This means Carnaroli can absorb larger amounts of liquid, and thus flavor, from the wine and broth, without overcooking. So your risotto is more flavorful when you use Carnaroli rice. Also, the higher starch content in Carnaroli rice guarantees an ultra-creamy texture that is the hallmark of a superior risotto.

Acquerello's grains stay perfectly intact, absorb flavors exceptionally well, do not bind together, and do not lose starch, proteins, or vitamins. Therefore your risotto is fully consistent, tasty, creamy, and not sticky. Acquerello risotto will always be outstanding.

Acquerello is used in the finest restaurants around the world:

  • The French Laundry, USA (Thomas Keller)
  • Osteria Francescana, Italy (Massimo Bottura)
  • Troisgros, France (Michael Troisgros)
  • The Fat Duck, England (Heston Blumenthal)

The Carnaroli rice cultivated at Colombara, being the only variety sown since 1997, is 100% pure and therefore produces uncontaminated Carnaroli seeds.

Once you have tried it, you will never look back!

Click here for risotto recipes!

500 gram (1.1 pound) metal tin (about 6 servings)

Price: $29.95 Quantity

Fennel & Salt with Organic Fennel Pollen
Fennel & Salt with Organic Fennel Pollen
Fennel & Salt with Organic Fennel Pollen
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Casina Rossa's Fennel & Salt with Organic Fennel Pollen is crafted with top quality sea salt, blended with toasted fennel and organic fennel pollen from Tuscany's verdant Arno valley. This salt is an invaluable condiment for salads and vegetables, and is magic on bruschette, pastas, fish, chicken, pork, and grilled meats.

The unmistakable flavor of fennel combined with sea salt will turn your normal dish into something incredible.

Ingredients: Salt 90% (fennel seeds, black pepper, oregano, white pepper, laurel, grass pepper, curry, fennel pollen, thyme, juniper, pimento, mustard) in varying quantity.

3.5 ounce glass jar

Price: $24.00
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