Épices de Cru Tlatelolco Mexican Rub


In a nutshell: Inspired by the great Aztec Tlatelolco market described by the Spanish chroniclers, this spice rub uses pre-Columbian spices.

This rub is made exclusively using pre-Colombian spices. A rub inspired by ancient Mexico and the evocative descriptions by the Spanish chroniclers who documented the amazing number of ingredients found in the great Aztec market of Tlatelolco (now a part of modern day Mexico City) that came from all over the empire, particularly the tremendous variety of chillies. Tlatelolco Rub includes some of the ingredients that would have been found in this ancient market: smoky chipotle, chilli arbol, allspice from Tabasco, avocado leaves and epazote. Simply marinate with oil and vinegar or rub over vegetables, meat and poultry then grill.

Details 40g; Ingredients: chilli chipotle, chilli arbol, sea salt, allspice, epazote, avocado 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.