Being a bit fed up with buying little jars of spices when we run out and also finding that a lot of spices in epiceries and the like can be a bit on the faded side (at least round here), I’ve been looking at on-line suppliers. We use quite a lot of smoked paprika for various recipes and recently discovered that the Spanish pimenton is just such a beast.
Has anyone experience of this supplier? The prices seem reasonable…
I haven’t used these people because I use Mes épices, who have virtually everything and it might be worth comparing. We drive to Spain two or three times a year, so buy various paprikas down there. However, I’ve just noticed that the Mes épices smoked paprika is A.O.P. so should be very good indeed.
I don’t know that one Karen - apart from dried green peppercorns (less intrusively acrid than black) I mainly buy whole grain Middle Eastern /Maghreb spices. Even if one can find some of them around here, they’re invariably ground and maybe not very fresh.
If I was planning a mushroom tagliatelle at this time of year, I’d be tempted to splash out on some cepes;
My experience of any conserved wild garlic products is that they don’t really work thaf well and loose the subtleties of the flavour. We just eat it during the short period of the year when we can collect it fresh.
Just thought I’d mention that at the Piegut-Pluviers market Wednesday mornings, there’s at least one stall with spices! You might want to consider the markets in your area, especially any of them that are year-round markets.
We’ve got a couple of stalls on local markets that sell spices, but as I’ve noted above, they’re usually ground rather than en graine and I doubt that the sellers have the turnover on many spices to ensure they’re fresh. For that reason, even though I prefer to support local traders, I buy all my spices online apart from cinnamon sticks .