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Daphnis and Chloe Mediterranean Essentials Set

£40.00

In a nutshell: Open these herb and spice jars with caution as they will fill your kitchen with the intoxicating smells of the Greek islands and mountains!

The perfect gift for anyone who likes cooking and understands the potency of dried herbs in all sorts of dishes. This set contains six of the most popular Daphnis and Chloe hand-picked herbs and spices and comes with a card full of cooking tips, decorated with the designs of the french illustrator Lea Maupetit. Use this set for everyday use in the kitchen- try the fragrant bay leaves with stews and sauces, add the fennel seeds to pork dishes and roasts and rub the oregano and wild thyme flowers all over your roast chicken. The rosemary will revive all lamb dishes and the smoked chilli flakes can be sprinkled liberally over fried eggs, added to tomato sauces and bean dishes.

When the jars are empty, simply refill with our sachets of Daphnis and Chloe dried herbs and spices.

Details Bay leaves (6g) + Oregano from targets (17g) + Rosemary Leaves (14g) + Wild Thyme Flowers (14g) + Fennel seeds (55g) + Smoked Chilli Flakes (50g) 

About Daphnis and Chloe
Daphnis and Chloe was established in a small Athens workshop underneath the Acropolis in 2013. Inspired by the long tradition of using sun-dried herbs in Greek mountain and island villages where locals hand-pick herbs to dry on their roof-tops or hang in bunches from their balconies, Evangelia Koutsovoulou began her search for the finest herbs and spices that Greece could offer. Thanks to an immense diversity of microclimates, Greece is home to some of the best herbs in the Mediterranean. The result is a carefully curated collection of wonderful herbs that will add fragrance and depth to all types of dishes – sprinkled over feta cheese, grilled seafood and meat dishes or added to sauces, soups, salads and stews. From beautiful wild thyme flower buds that are picked just before they burst open in the springtime all over the Aegean islands, rare smoked chilli flakes from Northern Greece, fragrant and sweet marjoram from Captain Corelli’s island (Cephalonia), aromatic oregano from Amorgos and an intense, fruity sage that goes brilliantly with all pork dishes and makes a restorative tea when you’ve got a cold.

All the herbs and spices are either picked wild or from small organic family-run farms. Handpicked and processed with non-invasive artisanal methods, in order to maintain their unique taste and fragrance all the way to your kitchen. Harvested at the peak of their potency the leaves and flowers are left whole on purpose: Crush them with your fingers to release their highly aromatic volatile oils right when needed.



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