The Home for the Holidays Gift Set
This set of international producers will bring restaurant-quality indulgences to any home chef’s holiday meals.
Teeling Whiskey Smoked Sea Salt - Oriel, Ireland
Thanks to its unique production method, Oriel natural mineral sea salt is intense yet smooth in flavor. Kiln dried, it is smoked over 90-year-old Nicaraguan oak kegs, freshly emptied of Teeling Irish Whiskey. It has fireplace smoke on the nose, a savory whiskey burn, with maple notes, and a salty finish. A vigorous harmony of whiskey, smoke and salt, this salt is fantastic on meats, grilled vegetables, or as a salt rim for your favorite mezcal cocktail. As there is no need to wash this salt, it retains the entirety of its abundant, healthy mineral content.
Ronaldo Long Grain Rice - Rice Crafers, Portugal
As the name indicates, the Ronaldo grain has exceptional qualities reflecting the characteristics of the Sado Valley climate. With an average grain size of 6 mm and a very low broken grain rate (less than 0.5 %), this variety releases the ideal quantity of starch, maintaining its texture and consistency. The grains are white, short, and thick, and the cooked rice produces an independent sauce with a velvety texture. This Ronaldo rice is perfect for creamy recipes.
Carnaroli Medium Grain Rice - Rice Crafters, Portugal
Risotto, a quintessential cooking method of Italian cuisine, is popular the world over. The dish’s consistency varies according to regional tastes, but its preparation remains the same: after sautéing briefly, hot broth is added. Another secret is to choose the best rice variety: Carnaroli. Thanks to its high amylose content, the grain cooks well, staying fluffy. Compact and light, soft but firm, structured but enveloped in sauce; for risottos it really is the star
Dried Sage - Felea Goods, Greece
Sage has a distinctive sweet, peppery taste that goes superbly with meats like pork and duck, or combined with browned butter over gnocchi or ravioli. It can also be enjoyed as an infusion: add a couple of spoonfuls to boiled water for 2-3 minutes, and stir in some of FeleaGoods’ Blossom, Forest & Thyme Honey to enjoy a harmonious combination of two distinctly Cretan products. The fragrance of blooming herbs growing among the rocky mountains of Crete is a defining characteristic of the island. FeleaGoods herbs are self-seeded in the mountains, hand-picked, and dried naturally. The herbs are packaged with special care and attention to best preserve their aroma and quality of flavor.
Dried Rosemary - Felea Goods, Greece
Rosemary or arismari, as it is called in Crete, has a special place in the local cuisine. It adds an exquisite taste to grilled fish and roasted meat. It can also be used in baking, packing a herby punch to a puffed-up focaccia, or adding an aromatic and deep flavor to your favorite chocolate cake. Combine it with Felea Olive Oil to release its savory, woody aroma. FeleaGoods herbs are self-seeded in the mountains, hand-picked, and dried naturally. The herbs are packaged with special care and attention to best preserve their aroma and quality of flavor.
Hot Chili Flakes - Daillies Organic Farm, Kenya
Deep in color, complex in flavor, these tantalizing, tongue-testing, chillies are the perfect accompaniment to any dish deserving of spice. Grown in the forests next to Daillies Organic Farm, a variety of wild chillies occupy a half-acre where they are cultivated with care before being chopped down and sun dried for an entire month, allowing the fruit to interact with the chili’s seeds, concentrating the flavor into the zesty firecracker that is moments away from spicing up your favourite meal.
Ground Turmeric - Daillies Organic Farm, Kenya
Opulent and alluring, this rich coloured spice is not only a culinary favorite but also a well-known immune-boosting superfood – its addition to juices and cooking oils has proven its worth as a potent antioxidant as well as an effective anti-inflammatory. Earthy, warm, with peppery spice, Daillies Organic afford their dried turmeric 17 months of intensive care before it is ground, packed, and ready to be enjoyed.
Small Sardines in Olive Oil - Da Morgada, Portugal
Known to be among the most succulent sardines in the world, these whole pieces of fresh seafood are hand-harvested off the coast of Portugal by two generations of fishermen. Choosing from the finest yield, these sardines are cleaned by hand, then cooked on traditional grills, before being preserved in olive oil mere hours after having swam in the ocean. These long-standing artisanal processes result in sardines of outstanding quality, their natural sweetness, as well as their exceptional nutritional value, present in every tin. Delicate in texture, these delicious bite-sized fish are bathed in high-quality Portuguese olive oil, creating the perfect tinned-sardine experience.
Smoked Trout in Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Da Morgada, Portugal
Raised from a spring-fed river in the north of Portugal, Da Morgada’s Portuguese trout are full of heart-healthy omega-3. They are prepared over Holm oak - a hard and slow-burning wood from the south of Portugal – ensuring that none of the trout’s vitality is lost during the processing stage. Even as the trout are getting ready to be shipped, the wonderful people at Da Morgada take the utmost care in preserving the trout’s au natural presentation of large, intact pieces of delectable seafood. So when you open up each tin of Da Morgada’s signature smoked trout you can rest assured that every offering has retained its rich, flaky texture, with a subtle smokiness that is layered beneath the highest quality Portuguese olive oil.