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Giveaway: Burlap & Barrel Spices
My affection for spices and homemade spice blends is well-documented—find all my homemade spice blend recipes here—and it’s always exciting to learn about a new, awesome spice company.
Meet Burlap & Barrel.
Burlap & Barrel sources best-quality and gorgeously colored spices for pro chefs and home cooks like you that want to make food that’s loaded with bold flavors. By partnering directly with artisan farms, they have access to spices that have never been available in the U.S. before—and that helps improve the livelihood of their partner farmers.
By creating new international spice supply chains, Burlap & Barrel is creating a model that is equitable, transparent, and traceable: “We believe that the standard measures of sustainability must evolve to consider the conditions in which the farmers who drive global food supply chains earn their livelihoods. Single origin ingredients draw attention to the unique environments in which incredible ingredients grow and to the farmers with the expertise and commitment to grow them well.”
Win a Weeknight Dinner Collection
Thanks to the kind people at Burlap & Barrel, we’re giving a Weeknight Dinner Collection to one lucky random winner. This collection of gorgeous spices will add zing! to your everyday meals.
Black Urfa Chili (1.8 oz glass jar) | Urfa, Turkey
It has a rich, malty flavor with a lingering burn. Great in stews, tomato sauces, salad dressings, brownies and other desserts, or just sprinkled over fluffy scrambled eggs.
Cured Sumac (2.3 oz glass jar) | Gaziantep, Turkey
A classic Middle Eastern finishing spice, it has a bright, sour, salty, and slightly fermented flavor. Use it to add character and brightness to salads, fish, meat or dips.
Smoked Pimentón Paprika (1.8 oz glass jar) | Extremadura, Spain
Many countries produce versions of smoked paprika, but only Extremadura has been granted the Designation of Protected Origin for the uniqueness and historical tradition of its pimentón de la vera. Sweet, locally-grown red pimentón peppers are slowly dried over oak coals, which imbue them with a rich, smoky flavor that imparts a savory depth and gorgeous color to any dish.
1. Post to the comments on this post and answer this question:
If you could teleport to any country for dinner tonight, where would you go and what would you eat?
2. Click over to Burlap & Barrel and join their newsletter
Deadline to Enter: 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Winner will be notified by email.