Cooking Kits

Épices de Cru Brining and Pickling Spices


In a nutshell: Two perfect Brining and Pickling spice blends for pickling vegetables and  brining meat or poultry, made with lovely herb and spice combinations.

Use the Brining Spices for  a large turkey – simply combine 1 tin of Brining Spices with about 6.5 litres of water, 40g salt and 80g sugar. Bring to the boil in a large stockpot then allow to cool. Immerse the turkey in the brining liquid for 12-24 hours before roasting.

These classic North American-style Pickling Spices use the finest Canadian mustard seeds, true Sri Lankan cinnamon, South Indian green cardamom and Malabar peppercorns to name a few ingredients. Perfect for every pickling situation - think gherkins galore and baby carrots, onions and shallots with intense flavour.

Details Brining spices (50g) + Pickling Spices (40g)

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.


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