Burlap & Barrel Spices
Our favorite single-origin spices from our friends at Burlap & Barrel.
We love the idea of doing trade in countries where there aren’t a lot of opportunities and Burlap & Barrel are doing just that. We hope you are as excited about these spices as we are. A visit to the Burlap & Barrel website will reveal many other treasures worth your consideration.
Wild Mountain Cumin
One quick taste of this unique cumin and you’ll see why we are obsessed. We don’t want to oversell it, but this varietal (Bunium persicum) is really different from common cumin (Cuminum cyminum).
You probably have favorite ways to incorporate cumin into your cooking, but if you need some inspiration: add it to chili, sprinkle it over hummus, or use it in Spanish-inspired and Moroccan-inspired dishes.
Product of Afghanistan
Smoked Pimentón Paprika
Smoky, rich paprika from Spain for paellas, stews, and even hummus. This smoked paprika is sourced from a single family fabrica in Extremadura, a hot, dry region of western Spain famous for pimenton de la vera, which has a Designation of Protected Origin status from the European Union.
Product of Spain.
Black Urfa Chile
This became a staff favorite at Rancho Gordo when we started sprinkling it on our Crimson Popping Corn. It's slightly spicy with tart, raisiny notes, and has been described as similar to Aleppo pepper. One staff member exclaimed, "This tastes like tamarind!" All we know is all of a sudden, we can't live without it.
From Burlap & Barrel: "It's delicious on kebabs and other grilled meats and veggies, cooked into stews and chilis, in salad dressings, sprinkled on fluffy scrambled eggs, and even mixed into brownies and other chocolate desserts for a little extra depth and a hint of heat."
Product of Turkey
New Harvest Turmeric
Organically grown in India, this new-crop turmeric is rich and vibrant. We recommend pairing it with garbanzos in a stew or curry.
From Burlap & Barrel: "It has a sweet, floral flavor without the metallic bitterness found in lower quality turmeric, and is perfect for both sweet and savory applications, in curries and other dishes as well as in turmeric teas and lattes."
Product of India
100% True Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum), available in ground form and shavings.
From Burlap & Barrel: "It's perfect for savory dishes like tomato sauces, stews, chili and barbecue rubs, as well as for baked goods and breakfasts like oatmeal or pancakes."
Ground: 1.8 ounces
Shavings: 0.3 ounces
Product of Tanzania
Wild sumac from Gaziantep, Turkey, packed in salt. A classic Middle Eastern finishing spice.
From Burlap & Barrel: "It has a bright, sour, salty and slightly fermented flavor, and is one of our most popular spices among professional chefs and home cooks alike."
Product of Turkey
Herbes de Provence
Versatile and iconic blend of classic French herbs, grown and blended in Provence by a cooperative of farmers.
From Burlap & Barrel: "Add to tomato sauces, roasts, pan sauces and any other dish for a boost of savory, fragrant aromatics."
Product of France
Not available for shipping to Canada.