(we are currently out of other color boxes until January)**
One of the most influential chefs working today, Yotam Ottolenghi creates dishes that layer color and flavor for maximum impact. Now the James Beard Award winner has a MasterClass where he shares some childhood stories and will teach you simple steps for making and mixing Middle Eastern-inspired recipes. The ingredients in this MasterClass Essentials Kit by Yotam Ottolenghi will help you make generous platters – mezze and brunch spreads to homemade condiments, stunning stand-alones, and delicious vegetables – so you can entertain with ease.
Aleppo Chilli Flakes – Cascabel Chilies – Whole Dried Black Limes – Masa Harina – Rose Water – Sumac – Dried Rose Petals – Allspice – Gift box.
Mediterranean Aleppo Chile Flakes are made from Aleppo chiles, which are historically grown in Turkey and Syria. They have a sweet, sharp, moderate heat to add authentic Mediterranean flavor without overpowering a dish.
The Cascabel is grown in several states throughout Mexico including Coahuila, Durango, Guerrero, Jalisco and San Luis Potosi. The flavor profile of the Cascabel is woodsy, acidic and slightly smoky with tobacco and nutty undertones.
A staple in Middle Eastern stews and soups, whole dried lime adds a sour depth and flavor to your favorite dishes. To use for stews, simply poke a few holes into each lime, add, and simmer until soft.
Ground, nixtamalized white corn for making corn tortillas. An essential ingredient in Mexican cuisine, this nixtamalized corn flour is most often used for making corn tortillas but can also be used to make atole or to thicken stews. Try adding a a bit to corn breads for extra ‘corn’ flavour.
Rose Water is a flavored water made by steeping rose petals in distilled water. Commonly used to add flavor to Persian desserts. It is very popular in beauty and wellness as its known for it’s mild astrigent properties and it’s simply beautiful aroma!
Ground Sumac is simply the tangy, citrusy powder from the fruit of the sumac shrub, most often used in classic Middle Eastern seasonings!
Beyond their beauty and fragrance, Rose Petals also have many culinary uses, lending their signature aroma and light, tart-sweet flavor to syrups, oils, sauces, baked goods, beverages and more.
Jamaican Allspice is a small dried berry that boasts a flavor reminiscent of a combination of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. While often mistakenly believed to be a combination of different spices, this individual spice is a true natural phenomenon.