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Martha Stewart featured our organic Peppercorns

"What I really like is their wonderful selection of organic peppercorns, which come in...ceramic, refillable grinders.” -Martha Stewart

saffron.jpg Saffron from La Mancha, Spain (Class I)

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!

Some recipes:

1.5 gram hard plastic case

Price: $19.95
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saffron.salt.jpg Saffron & Salt

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

Price: $19.95 Quantity
marino_organic_fennel_seed.jpg Marino Organic Wild Sicilian Fennel Seed (Dried)
Marino Organic Wild Sicilian Fennel Seed (Dried)
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Back in stock late January 2015.

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 food products on their farm in southeast Sicily, Italy, in the 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 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

Price: $15.95
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fennel.salt.jpg Fennel & Salt with Organic Fennel Pollen
Fennel & Salt with Organic Fennel Pollen
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Back in stock late January 2015.

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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vanilla_blended.jpg Vera Cruz Vanilla
Vera Cruz Vanilla
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Back in stock January 2015.

Vera Cruz Vanilla is the exclusive U.S. importer of the Orlando Vanilla Company. Founded over 30 years ago by the Ramos family, their small, family-owned and operated business begins with hand selected, prime vanilla beans from their native origin of Mexico!

"We don’t sell vanilla from all over the world; we make the best vanilla in the world!"

The beans are prepared in small, quality controlled batches by the nurturing hands of “La Familia”. They are not interested in making vanilla for millions of people. They take pride in making their vanilla for the discerning person that recognizes quality. In order to achieve the best quality, all the work is done by hand.

These vanilla beans are aged for over one year. This aging process allows the beans to develop the hundreds of flavor components found in the bean, and allows these different flavor components to blend together. The major flavor component found in the vanilla bean is naturally extracted pure vanillin, and they blend this vanillin in a way that stabilizes the flavor during the cooking process. This natural "vanilla extract" is a mixture of several hundred different natural compounds in addition to the pure vanillin. This process creates the sweet, creamy taste you experience when using this exquisite vanilla.

These beans are grown naturally, in an eco-friendly manner, using citrus trees to support the vines, and a natural mulch to provide nourishment to these fragile vines. They never use chemical fertilizers to create this all-natural vanilla.

Vera Cruz is the the highest quality gourmet vanilla you can find in the world. It is our favorite and we are sure it will be yours! Please try a bottle to experience our delicious hand selected vanilla today!

Natural vanilla flavoring is derived from real vanilla beans and has a low alcohol content. Imitation vanillas can be 40% alcohol!!! (this is a quick and easy way to determine if you are getting "real vanilla" or "fake vanilla".) Our vanilla has a very very low alcohol content (2%) so you only get the pure vanilla taste with no alcoholic "hit". It's a healthy and natural way to enhance flavor in what you're eating without all the sugar or calories.

A chef at a 2-star Michelin restaurant in Paris turned us onto this fabulous vanilla. Since this chef could make their own extract, yet still buys Vera Cruz, we are very confident this is the best of the best, not only to our palates, but to experienced palates around the world. Add a bottle to your kitchen pantry today!

125 milliliter (4 fluid ounce) bottle

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la_chinata_sweet_4oz.jpg 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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la_chinata_hot_750.jpg La Chinata Smoked Paprika (Hot) 750g

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

750 gram (26.45 ounce)

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belazu_coriander_cumin_paste.jpg Belazu Coriander and Cumin Paste
Belazu Coriander and Cumin Paste
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A favorite of some of the world’s best restaurants, the Belazu Coriander & Cumin Moroccan Paste is as versatile as it is tasty.

Belazu creates Moroccan flavor combinations that really do make you go "WOW!" Belazu sources their ingredients from small artisanal suppliers, and makes these award-winning products in small batches, using very little processing and absolutely no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Delicious!!

  • Use as a marinade for chicken and seafood
  • Spread on crackers, or sliced baguette, for an quick and tasty snack
  • Mix into hummus or mayonnaise for a delicious dip

No artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Gluten-free.

Refrigerate after opening.

90 gram (3.2 ounce) glass jar

Price: $10.95 Quantity
mina_harissa_mild.jpg Mina Mild Harissa

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_harissa_spicy.jpg Mina Spicy Harissa
Mina Spicy 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. 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, with enough zing to keep it interesting.

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 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
herbs_de_provence.jpg Herbes de Provence

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!!

Aromatic lavender combined with handcrafted wild fennel pollen delivers this classic old world flavor. This spice blend is extremely versatile and can be used to add the wonderful lavender, savory, and thyme flavors of Provence to any dish.

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 it to pork, and lamb dishes.
  • Mix it into your dressings to incorporate these wonderful aromatic herbs in your salads and marinades.

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, Thyme, Savory Leaf, Oregano, Rosemary, Lavender.

1 ounce metal tin

Price: $14.95 Quantity
maison_du_piment_despelette_500g.jpg Piment d'Espelette Powder AOP - La Maison Du Piment (500 gram) Pre-Order

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

This is a special order item. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery. Your card will be charged when you place your order.

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

500 gram (17.6 ounce) vacuum sealed bag

Price: $177.99
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espelette_pepper_mustard.jpg Piment d'Espelette Mustard
Piment d'Espelette Mustard
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Back in stock January 2015.

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!

Best by November 28, 2014

No additives, preservatives, or fillers.

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

6 ounce glass jar

Price: $9.95 Quantity
AjiPanca_paste.JPG Aji Panca Organic Paste

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 adds a sweet, mild heat.

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

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Ingredients: 100% Organic Panca chili, water, citric acid.

No artificial colors or flavors.

Refrigerate after opening.

8 ounce glass jar

Price: $16.99
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AjiAmarillo_paste.jpg Aji Amarillo Organic Paste

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.

  • 100% USDA Organic Chili Paste.
  • Gluten Free.
  • This product is produced free of dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat, and genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs).
  • No artificial colors or flavors.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Recipe ideas:

Ingredients: Organic Amarillo chili, water, citric acid.

No artificial colors or flavors.

Refrigerate after opening.

8 ounce glass jar

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AjiLimo_paste.jpg Aji Limo Organic Paste

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 is produced free of dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat and genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs).
  • No artifical colors or flavors.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Recipe ideas:

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.powder.jpg Aji Panca Organic Powder

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 is produced free of dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat and genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs).
  • Certified Kosher.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Recipe ideas:

Ingredients: Organic Panca chili powder.

2.2 ounce metal tin

Price: $8.99
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PancaPods.jpg Aji Panca Organic Pods (dried)

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 is produced free of dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat and genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs).
  • Certified Kosher.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Ingredients: Organic Panca chili.

1.25 ounce bag

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AmarilloPods.jpg Aji Amarillo Organic Pods (dried)

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

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 is produced free of dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat and genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs).
  • Certified Kosher.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Ingredients: Organic Amarillo chili.

1.25 ounce bag

Price: $9.99
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LimoPods.jpg Aji Limo Organic Pods (dried)

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 is produced free of dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat and genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs).
  • Certified Kosher.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Ingredients: Organic Limo chili.

1.25 ounce bag

Price: $9.99
On Sale! $7.99
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quai_sud_demerara_lemon_sugar.jpg Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Lemon)
Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Lemon)
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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_demerara_orange_sugar.jpg Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Orange)
Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Orange)
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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_demerara_chocolate_sugar.jpg Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Chocolate)
Quai Sud Naturally Flavored Pure Demerara Cane Sugar (Chocolate)
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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
bomba.arroz.500gram.jpg Illa De Riu Bomba Rice (500 gram)

"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
cambados_squid_ink.jpg Tinta de Calamar - Squid Ink (Conservas de Cambados) Jar

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
cambados_squid_ink_packets.jpg Tinta de Calamar - Squid Ink (Conservas de Cambados) Packets

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.tellichery.pepper.jpg Organic Heirloom Tellichery Peppercorns (Pre-order)

Available via Special Order Only
Your card will be charged when you place your order

Our Organic Tellichery Peppercorns are the finest grade of black pepper available. Once you use our black tellichery super grade, you'll never go back to ground pepper. With a high essential oil content and robust flavor, a little goes a long way. Use in all dishes that call for black pepper and add zest, pungency, and earthiness to your meals.

Sustainably grown and harvested, our tellichery comes from an organic estate in India, where our harvest supports a school for the farm workers children. In a country where child labor is common, these children are getting an education, eating only organic food, and playing nearby to where their parents work. 5% of the profits go to the environment and source community.

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

2 pound bag

Price: $59.99 Quantity
organic.long.pepper.jpg Organic Heirloom Long Peppercorns (Pre-Order)


Available via Special Order Only
Your card will be charged when you place your order

Our Organic Heirloom Long Peppercorns are shade grown in Bali and hand-harvested in the monsoon forest.

With delicious notes of cardamom, nutmeg, and a hint of chocolate aroma, this highly prized heirloom is exquisite when ground heavily in melted garlic butter as a dip for steamed artichokes, and it works beautifully to bring out flavors in fish, game, and vegetable grills. It is heavenly in the most delicate sauces, soups, stews, and for flavoring clear broth.

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

We recommend a mortar and pestle, or a spice grinder for these. The long peppercorns are very hard, so a normal pepper mill, while somewhat effective, is not great. The flavor in your meal is worth the extra effort!

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

2 pound bag

Price: $89.99
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organic.green.pepper.jpg Organic Green Peppercorns (Pre-Order)

Available via Special Order Only
Your card will be charged when you place your order

Highly prized for their fresh aromas of Lemongrass and Bergamot, our Organic Artisan Green Peppercorns give perfect flavor and a deep spicy warmth to your fine dishes.

These peppercorns are grown using Fair Trade practices, and are freeze dried immediately after harvesting. Unlike regular dried peppercorns that have a slighly wrinkled appearance, these plump, smooth peppercorns have their delicate oils and superb flavor preserved. Rare in the USA, these freeze dried organic peppercorns have graced European and Asian tables for decades and are the preferred peppercorn of discerning chefs.

  • We have some great serving ideas here.

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

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

1.5 pound bag

Price: $79.99 Quantity
organic.pink.pepper.jpg Organic Pink Peppercorns (Pre-Order)

Available via Special Order Only
Your card will be charged when you place your order

Our harvest of Organic Brazilian Pink Peppercorns helps to preserve the indigenous coastal forests, along with a migratory butterfly habitat. Highly prized for their zesty, sweet, citrusy flavor, these peppercorns, which are actually tree berries of the Bais Rose, are softly spicy.

An elegant finishing seasoning for your favorite dishes, sauces, fruits, and comfort foods. Exquisite when freshly sprinkled over melted chocolate with sliced, toasted almonds. Great on mango, fish, roasted vegetables, grills and sandwiches. We love them rolled on soft cheese and served on a garlic-basil crostini.

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

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

1 pound bag

Price: $74.99 Quantity
organic.white.pepper.jpg Organic White Peppercorns

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.

1.5 pound bag

Price: $54.99 Quantity
organic.cubeb.pepper.jpg Organic Heirloom Cubeb Peppercorns

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
organic.four.pepper.blend.jpg Organic Four Peppercorn Blend (Pre-order)


Available via Special Order Only
Your card will be charged when you place your order

Our Organic Four Peppercorn Blend is a robust and aromatic blend of the finest grade organic pink, green, white, and tellichery peppercorns. Where most other blends are heavy on black pepper with a mix of color, ours is a generous blend that gives a festive touch to main dishes, appetizers, sauces, grills, and adds a burst of unbelievable flavor and aroma.

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

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

2 pound bag

Price: $89.99 Quantity
belazu_preserved_lemons.jpg Belazu Beldi Preserved Lemons


Back in stock January 2015.

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.

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

Price: $19.95
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organic.cubeb.pepper.bottle.jpg Organic Heirloom Cubeb Peppercorns with Grinder

Back in stock late December 2014.

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.

1.6 oz refillable grinder

Price: $9.99 Quantity
organic.green.pepper.bottle.jpg Organic Green Peppercorns with Grinder

Back in stock late December 2014.

Highly prized for their fresh aromas of Lemongrass and Bergamot, our Organic Artisan Green Peppercorns give perfect flavor and a deep spicy warmth to your fine dishes.

These peppercorns are grown using Fair Trade practices, and are freeze dried immediately after harvesting. Unlike regular dried peppercorns that have a slighly wrinkled appearance, these plump, smooth peppercorns have their delicate oils and superb flavor preserved. Rare in the USA, these freeze dried organic peppercorns have graced European and Asian tables for decades and are the preferred peppercorn of discerning chefs.

  • We have some great serving ideas here.

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

0.8 oz refillable grinder

Price: $9.99 Quantity
organic.pink.pepper.bottle.jpg Organic Pink Peppercorns with Grinder

Back in stock late December 2014.

Our harvest of Organic Brazilian Pink Peppercorns helps to preserve the indigenous coastal forests, along with a migratory butterfly habitat. Highly prized for their zesty, sweet, citrusy flavor, these peppercorns, which are actually tree berries of the Bais Rose, are softly spicy.

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 oz refillable grinder

Price: $9.99 Quantity
organic.white.pepper.bottle.jpg Organic White Peppercorns with Grinder

Back in stock late December 2014.

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, 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.

2.4 oz refillable grinder

Price: $9.99 Quantity
organic.four.pepper.blend.bottle.jpg Organic Four Peppercorn Blend with Grinder

Back in stock late December 2014.

Our Organic Four Peppercorn Blend is a robust and aromatic blend of the finest grade organic pink, green, white, and tellichery peppercorns. Where most other blends are heavy on black pepper with a mix of color, ours is a generous blend that gives a festive touch to main dishes, appetizers, sauces, grills, and adds a burst of unbelievable flavor and aroma.

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.

1.5 oz refillable grinder

Price: $9.99 Quantity
belazu_rose_harissa_paste.jpg Belazu Rose Harissa


Back in stock January 2015.

Rose petals are one of over fourteen (14) spices added to give this Belazu Rose Harissa paste its complex and spicy taste. Harissa was originally a staple of Tunisian cooking but now it is used throughout North Africa as a seasoning. The rose petals provide a counter point to the chili heat, adding a richness and complexity you are sure to enjoy.

Harissa is perfect for adding to traditional North African tagines, and for stirring into couscous. However, this is such an extremely versatile product so do not restrict its use to only traditional North African recipes. You can use it as an added seasoning like salt and pepper to add complexity to your meals, and as a dip for bread, crackers, and vegetables.

  • Add a teaspoon to your pasta sauces.
  • Stir a dollop into soups to for an exotic finishing touch.
  • It makes a perfect marinade for chicken breasts when combined with some extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.
  • It is fantastic smothered over grilled meats, poultry, fish, and roasted vegetables.
  • Stir some into yogurt or relish to serve as an accompaniment to your meals.
  • Combine a spoonful of harissa with several tablespoons of creme fraiche and some coriander for an instant dip.
  • Use it in Yotam Ottolenghi's recipe Straccetti with red mullet, harissa and black olives

No artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Gluten-free.

90 gram (3.2 ounce) glass jar

Price: $14.95 Quantity
Acquerello.jpg 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. The 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
acquerello7year.jpg 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. The 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
belazu_tomato_smoked_paprika_paste.jpg Belazu Tomato and Smoked Paprika Paste


Back in stock January 2015.

New and improved version of the Belazu Tagine paste!

A favorite with restaurants, and home chef's, this tomato and smoked paprika Moroccan paste is as versatile as it is intense.

Ideal for making authentic tagines and marinades. So versatile and easy to use, it adds a dash of North African flavor to marinades, dressings, dips, and sauces.

Belazu creates Moroccan flavor combinations that really do make you go "WOW!" Belazu sources their ingredients from small artisanal suppliers, and makes these award-winning products in small batches, using very little processing and absolutely no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Delicious!!

Recipe ideas:

  • Marinate your fish, chicken, or pork before cooking.
  • Mix with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Toss with roasted vegetables or potatoes.
  • Add a dash to spice up pasta dishes or other one pot meals (chilis, stews, crock pot dishes, etc)
  • Lamb and Chard Tagine
  • Spoon to taste into hummus or mayonnaise for a delicious dip
  • Mix with a little extra virgin olive oil, pour over rice or couscous, sprinkle it all with goat cheese... and you have a quick and easy meal.

No artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Gluten-free.

Refrigerate after opening.

90 gram (3.2 ounce) glass jar

Price: $10.95 Quantity
fennel_pollen.jpg Fennel Pollen (Organic)


Back in stock January 2015.

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.

Recipes:

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.jpg Dill Pollen


Back in stock January 2015.

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.jpg Hog Heaven Spice Blend


Back in stock January 2015.

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

Price: $14.95 Quantity
divine_desserts.jpg Divine Desserts Spice Blend

Back in stock January 2015.

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, substitute 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

Price: $14.95 Quantity
little_devil.jpg Little Devil Spice Blend

Back in stock January 2015.

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

Price: $14.95 Quantity
pollenranch_zensational.JPG Zen-Sational Spice Blend
Zen-Sational Spice Blend
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Back in stock January 2015.

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

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maison_du_piment_despelette.jpg Piment d'Espelette Powder AOP - La Maison Du Piment (20 gram)


Back in stock January 2015.

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.

20 gram (0.705 ounce) glass jar

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