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  • Burlap & Barrel Chef's Best Friend Single Origin Salt & Pepper Spice Blend

Chef's Best Friend Single Origin Salt & Pepper Spice Blend

Article number: 208002
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This easy-to-use, everyday blend is the perfect ratio of salt and pepper in a jar. This blend pairs the bright, lemony, and spicy flavor of vine-ripened peppercorns with crunchy, pristine salt crystal from natural brine.

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  • Origin: Syracuse, NY (salt) and Zanzibar, Tanzania (pepper)
  • 3.5oz (100g) glass container  
  • Process: Slowly dehydrated (salt), Sun-dried (pepper)
  • Ingredients: Salina crystal salt (76%), Zanzibar black peppercorns 

Burlap and Barrel Sourcing 

This Burlap & Barrel spice blend was created in collaboration with Chef Marc Murphy. Marc explains, "My goal with these blends is to show the home cook how flavorful they can make basic dishes simply by using these incredible spices and herbs. This is wicked simple stuff!"

The Salina Crystal Salt comes from the Syracuse Salt Co., a father-daughter team in the "Salt City." Salt deposits left behind by an ancient ocean were folded deep into the Salina shale formation by glacial movement, where the rock salt is absorbed into the aquifer and pumped to the surface. The natural brine is carefully evaporated into crunchy, pristine salt crystals that are perfect for sprinkling over everything from steaks to brownies. 

The award-winning, vine-ripened Zanzibar Black Peppercorns are carefully hand-picked and sun-dried for a bright, lemony and spicy peppercorn that's unlike anything else on the planet. These are rich, chocolate-colored peppercorns with dense wrinkles and a bright, fruity spiciness.

The peppercorns grow on the sloped hills of Pemba Island among coconut, cinnamon, and clove trees, and the vanilla vines that climb up them. The lush environment along the sandy soil produces these smaller, more intense peppercorns. 

B & B source black pepper for the Chef's Best Friend blend from a cooperative of smallholder artisan farmers on the Zanzibar islands off of the eastern coast of Tanzania, many of whose families have been growing pepper and other spices (including our Cinnamon Verum, Pemba Cloves and Stone Nutmeg) for generations. Black peppercorns grow in bunches, like grapes, on a climbing vine and are mostly harvested while still green. B&B peppercorns are ripen a little longer, where the pepper turns more orange, before it is hand-picked and sun-dried into a rich chocolate-colored peppercorn berry. 

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