In a nutshell: This trio of fascinating North Africa spice blends will set your taste buds on fire and bring a sense of adventure into your kitchen.
Three fascinating blends from Morocco and Ethiopia, two countries in Africa, with amazing spice repertoires and recipes to recreate at home. They'll go with all sorts of meat and vegetable stews, grills and bean and lentil soups.
Details Ethiopian Bérberé (50g) + Tajine Spices (45g) + Couscous (40g)
Ethiopian Bérberé ingredients: Chilli, ginger, cardamom, fenugreek, nutmeg, black pepper, coriander, cinnamon, allspice, adjwain, clove, cassia buds.
Tajine Spices ingredients: cumin, chilli, coriander, ginger, pepper, turmeric, Guinea pepper, kentjur, mace, long pepper, mint, cardamom, cassia buds, clove, allspice, bay leaf, lavender, rose, nigella, fenugreek.
Couscous Spices ingredients: Chilli, paprika, black pepper, cumin, ginger, caraway, allspice, coriander, cinnamon, mint, saffron.
About Épices de Cru
Épices de Cru began in 1982 as a catering partnership between Philippe and Ethné de Vienne. Their mission was a kind of “cooking pot anthropology:” learning the secrets of family cooking around the world and applying these techniques to the needs of hungry Montrealers. The secret, they learned, was spices. Over the last two decades, Philippe and Ethné have searched for the world’s best spices, accompanied by their children, Marika and Arik. The de Viennes believe in direct sourcing spices: visiting growing regions, spending time with growers, and developing personal relationships that last decades. In 2004, they officially opened their first spice shop in Montreal’s fantastic Jean Talon market– it’s since become a mecca for foodies from all over the world. I first visited in 2008 and have been buying and using their spices on a regular basis ever since that first exciting visit. They steadfastly maintain that they do nothing original, only facilitating the exchange of culinary common sense from one place to another. But, what they do is simply quite brilliant - by providing us with the finest quality ingredients, and their superb spice mixes, we can all experiment with unusual spices and recreate delicious recipes from around the world.