Herbs and spices

what to do with nigella seeds

The low-down on nigella seeds

“I’m expecting to see nigella seeds become more widespread. I’ll be blitzing them into a coarse powder and using them to dust battered fish.” -Oklava Selin Kia...
all about Espelette pepper

All about the exceptional Espelette pepper

Today, 19 March, is St Joseph’s day, and in the Espelette area of the French Basque country they are likely to be busy. The local farmers will have carefully se...
sichuan pepper

Numbing Sichuan Pepper

“The Szechuan pepper give me more pleasure than anything else at Otter Farm…It’s a heavy aroma, lightened to varying degrees, depending on variety, by a citrusy...