Europe is not exactly a spice continent, in the sense that many spices grow or are grown there. But Europe has held a key position in global trade for centuries. The colonial powers - the Netherlands and Great Britain, Spain and Portugal - have amassed great wealth through the trade in spices from distant, tropical regions. Italy benefited from this too, with Venice at the heart of the spice trade in the 15th century.
Spain, Italy, France and Hungary are four European countries with a rich tradition of growing chili peppers, the flavor of the New World. There is an ongoing trend to grow other exotic spices in Europe; vanilla is a recent example of this. Is that a good development or not?
In Poland, a tradition is converted into a business model with the wild harvest of juniper berries. A knife that cuts both ways: preserving traditions, preserving and maintaining juniper berries and a tasty, honest product. A discovery!
This spicy basil is picked on the island of Crete, the island where the mountain slopes are colored in summer by a carpet of flowering herbs. This wild basil is distinguished by a high content of aniseed camphor (anethole), so that the tast..
The mastic tree from which this mastic is extracted grows on the island of Chǐos off the coast of Turkey. The tree here is the only one in the world that gives 'masti tears' with the characteristic (pine) scent. That is why Chǐos Mastiha is..
The mastic tree from which this mastic is extracted grows on the island of Chǐos off the coast of Turkey. The tree here is the only one in the world that gives 'mastic tears' with the characteristic (pine) scent. That is why Chǐos Mastiha i..
These delicious juniper berries come from Poland, a country with a rich juniper tradition. Everywhere in Poland the juniper bushes and trees grow in the wild, and it is not surprising that we offer that juniper. With Fairwild label.The juni..
This marjoram comes from Italy, where it grows in the wild. The taste of this 'wild marjoram' is strong and broad. You can recognize pine cone and citrus in it. Use this marjoram in tomato dishes, in salads and soups, but also with fish and..
These fine pieces of rosemary leaf are ready to use. They have a pleasant, powerful taste that they prefer to hold for a long time. Give rosemary leaves time to be absorbed by a dish, and feel free to fry them!The hardy rosemary with its ev..
Thyme is a classic in Mediterranean cuisine and a must in French cuisine. It is a versatile herb that fits in vegetable dishes, with grilled fish and grilled meat, but is also used in refined dishes, often in combination with other herbs su..
TEMPORARY DISCOUNT - FROM € 19,85 FOR € 17,50 - Choose this well priced combination of three Espelettes. A trio of coarsely ground Piment d'Espelette, spicy Purée and the sweet-spicy Gelée de Piment d'Espelette.All prod..
This jelly is made from the fiery red, ripe peppers of the Ferme Conchoinea, a plot of approximately 4 hectares located in Aïnhoa, in the French Basque Country. This mash is made from the bright red peppers of the Conchoinea Farm, a plot of..
This coarsely ground chili pepper - in Basque Ezpeletako biperra - has been grown with care and love on the Ferme Conchoinea, a plot of approximately 4 hectares located in Aïnhoa in the French Basque Country.Harvest 2020 !The pepper is name..
Gelée de Piment d'Espelette is a sweet-spicy spread that tastes delicious with tapas and combines well with cheeses (cheese board). The gelée is made at the Ferme Conchoinea where our Piment d'Espelette also comes from. Recommended!This jel..
This coarsely ground chili pepper - in Basque Ezpeletako biperra - has been grown with care and love on the Ferme Conchoinea, a plot of approximately 4 hectares located in Aïnhoa in the French Basque Country.The pepper is named after the pl..