Spice Blends

Épices de Cru Charlevoix Tourtière Spices


In a nutshell: This blend of nine different herbs and spices are based on the intricate flavours of classic Canadian tourtières (meat pies) found throughout the Quebec province.

Perfect for making Quebec-style tourtières, the classic meat pies beloved in Canada, and especially Quebec province. This spice blend was found in a 19th Century recipe book lovingly compiled by a grandmother in the Charlevoix County village of Port au Persil. Contains ten different herbs and spices simply grind the blend and add to your favorite meat pie fillings. See our recipe for a classic Tourtière for a perfect midweek family meal.

Details 30g; Ingredients: white pepper, cinnamon, mace, parsley, allspice, marjoram, cloves, celery, sage, bay leaf.

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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