Part 2 of our series on pepper! Spice Buyer Kim talks about five popular peppercorns that don’t come from the piper nigrum plant.
With over ten varieties of peppercorns at our Cambridge shop alone, something as simple as pepper can be pretty overwhelming. Here’s a closer look at that most essential of spices: the peppercorn.
Ihsan travelled to Turkey with Gourmet Magazine to film an episode of Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie. While there, Ihsan had the opportunity to visit pepper producers both large and small in both the Urfa and the Maraş pepper producing regions. Maraş and Urfa peppers take their names from the cities near which the peppers Continue Reading »
Julia is affectionately known in the shop as “Little Red” because of her lovely red hair. She has worked at Formaggio Kitchen Cambridge for 5 years and wears many hats – from cheesemonger, to classroom instructor, to buyer of chocolate, jam, honey, spices and tea. We took a moment to chat with her about her special holiday traditions and favorite food gifts!
This time last year, while traveling through the Pyrenees mountains, Valerie, Ihsan and I stopped for a few days to pay a visit to the small farm that produces one of our favorite products: Piment d’Espelette. Piment d’Espelette A.O.C. (translation: peppers from Espelette) are bright red peppers grown in the town of Espelette and 9 surrounding communes.
Our spice buyer, Julia has been working hard to bring in new and special spices. This week saw the addition of three new peppercorns to our shelves.