Mediterranean Spice Collection
A perfect collection for the aspiring chef and the seasoned (no pun intended) kitchen professional. We use the freshest ingredients to make this collection of classics. Great for a special evening of French cuisine by way of Julia Child, or a casual picnic with pasta salad.
Includes three 2oz tins:
Modena Balsamic Rub
Tangy, bright, and rich. A major hit in the Spicewalla lineup. You'll find yourself eating it straight out of the tin, but resist eating it all! Leave some for grilled chicken, dressings, and marinades.
Herbs de Provence
Fresh, herbaceous, and fragrant. We aren't reinventing the wheel- this is your classic and versatile French summertime seasoning, just with fresher ingredients. Try it on oven-roasted chicken and potatoes.
Woody, robust, savory, and Tuscan as can be- with dried Italian herbs, minced garlic, and black pepper. Try it mixed in with high-quality olive oils, pasta, and roasted chicken.
Handmade in Asheville, North Carolina
With five James Beard Award nominations for Best Chef in the Southeast under his belt, Meherwan Irani is finally confident this crazy idea of getting into the food biz might just be working out. Growing up in India, Meherwan noticed that spices, like produce, are part of the natural rhythm of the seasons. Seeds are planted, and grow until procured at different times of the year. Then they're used in making blends and masalas. The entire family is involved in this process. Each family’s blend is distinctive and a source of pride. Every fall, a whole week was dedicated to making their own dhansak masala in Meherwan’s grandmother's home. Many of these recipes are handed down for generations. In this case from Meherwan’s grandmother, down to his mother, and eventually passed on to Meherwan. When Chai Pani first opened, Meherwan’s mom came to the U.S. and spent two months teaching the staff of Chai Pani about her blends and how to work with spices. Now Meherwan has found his own tradition as a chef and his spice blends reflect that journey.
We source directly from quality suppliers in small quantities, anywhere from twenty-five to one hundred pounds in a delivery. This method of buying and receiving smaller shipments ensures the freshness of the product not only for our benefit, but for the benefit of our customers. This is also why we roast, grind, and pack our spices to order.