In a nutshell: Great Taste 2018 2-star award winner. Far superior to regular black cumin, our wild harvested version comes from remote land-locked Uzbekistan and should not be ground or roasted; simply use as a finishing spice sprinkled straight from the tin.
This is not like the cumin that most of us have been used to and offers a totally different fragrance, flavour and taste experience. Far superior to regular black cumin, our wild harvested version comes from remote land-locked Uzbekistan for starters. We only manage to get small quantities out of the country too so appreciate its delicate flavour even more than usual. We recommend using it straight out of the container, without roasting or grinding as a finishing touch on all your special dishes.
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.