In a nutshell: The quills of our 00000 Cinnamon are so thin that they crumble to dust when rolled between your fingers for a very sensual cooking experience!
The very best cinnamon we've come across! The highest grade of Sri Lankan cinnamon is 00000 and our friends Sanath and Deepa then make a further selection from their warehouse especially for us. Their plantation is situated in sandy soil in the village of Cinnamon, Sri Lanka, a few hundred metres from the Indian Ocean.The quills of 00000 Cinnamon are so thin that they crumble to dust when rolled between the fingers. Like pepper, a pinch of this true cinnamon is enough to improve all sorts of dishes. Try it sprinkled over Middle Eastern rice and milk puddings, add it to stews and hot toddies.
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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