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Épices de Cru Aleppo Pepper


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In a nutshell: Mildly hot chilli flakes, used extensively in Turkish cuisine, add to kebabs, rice dishes and at the table alongside the salt and pepper.

Great Taste 2017 1-star award winner

A harvest that is a little hotter than usual, without being devilishly hot. Known simply as ‘red chilli’ in Turkey, this mild, flaked chilli is used extensively in Turkish cuisine and throughout the Middle East. A truly versatile chilli, Aleppo pepper can be added to kebabs, koftes, rice dishes, pasta and vegetables. It is also a great table chilli for sprinkling as a finishing touch over many dishes. 

Details: 50g

Heat rating 4/10

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.