In a nutshell: With an intense, fresh aroma ideal for making Chinese soups, braised beef or that classic Singaporean comfort dish, Hainanese chicken rice.
Lesser known than the green variety, our rare White Cardamom comes from China. Simply blanched to make it easier to store and more expensive on its journey to the West. It compliments stews and adds surprising freshness to the flavours of Asian-style broths and stocks. With an intense, and strong, fresh aroma that makes it an ideal seasoning when making Chinese soups. White cardamom also pairs well with star anise when preparing braised beef or that classic Singaporean comfort food dish, Hainanese chicken rice. It is also found in many Scandinavian and Iranian dishes. Simply use whole or ground.
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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Our new neighbourhood food store is now open for all Vinegar Shed products plus everyday staples, fruit & veg, cheese & charcuterie, provisions, kitchenalia & food to go.
18 St. Mary’s Road, Ealing, London, W5 5ES. Tel: 0208 566 0632
Open: Monday-Saturday 8AM to 6PM, Sunday 9AM to 2PM