Spices & Herbs

Épices de Cru Cuisine 101 Spice Kit


In a nutshell: Everything you ever dreamed of, in a spice kit. A perfect gift for any cook to experiment with in the kitchen.

The original collection of spices in this kit was conceived to guide novices as they navigated the wide, wonderful, healthy and delicious culinary adventures that are possible when cooking with spices. The world has evolved and so too have cooks who wish to initiate or perfect their spice experiences by using a wider variety of interesting tastes and flavours. To meet the needs and expectations of this generation we have created a more versatile Kit 101. This kit combines some old favourites such as paprika and black pepper with the now familiar “must haves” like Vegetable spices and Madras curry. We have all come a long way in our understanding and use of spices and our new and improved Kit 101 is the perfect partner to help us turn the mundane into the extraordinary.

Details contains 12 spice tins: Madras Curry - Spanish Paprika - Vegetable Spice Blend - Dionysios' Wild Herb Blend - Cumin - Garam Masala - Turmeric - Tribal black pepper - 8 pepper blend - Nutmeg & Mace - Classic B.B.Q. Blend - Aleppo Pepper

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.