Rising juniper berry prices

Juniper berry: the 2020 harvest was poor In Europe, the main supplier of juniper berries, the harvest takes place in autumn. It is usually plentiful, but this year, for climate-related reasons, it was rather thin, as the season was shorter than normal. As a result, as there is scarcity, prices are on the rise. It […]

The spice route

The spice route From pepper to cinnamon, passion awaits “God made the food, the devil the seasoning . ” If we look at the history of spices, this culinary formula of James Joyce seems quite well founded: since ancient Egypt, men have in fact continued to alternate diplomacy and violence to succeed in getting their hands on the […]

Christmas spices

We love them all year round. But, tradition helping, cinnamon, nutmeg, juniper and cloves embalm especially during the holidays. Not a Christmas, indeed, without a fragrant gingerbread or a raised eggnog. In savoury or sweet dishes, let the seasonings of the season charm you. Fascinating history of spices Although spices have been part of our […]

Nigella or black cumin

The cure for all the ailments? Nigella sativa or black cumin is an aromatic plant. In Arabic, the Nigella is called “Habbatul baraka”,  which means “seeds of blessing”. It is found in the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East. Nigella seeds have been used for centuries: they are mentioned in the Bible; and the prophet […]