Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Sea Salt and Smoked Tea

Santa Barbara-based food blog Cookies in Heaven is reporting that McCormick has surveyed top chefs and has collected a list of the top spices and flavors that will be influencing food in 2007.
  • Clove and Green Apple
  • Thyme and Tangerine
  • Tellicherry Black Pepper and Berry
  • Sea Salt and Smoked Tea
  • Lavender and Honey
  • Crystallized Ginger and Salted Pistachio
  • Cumin and Apricot
  • Toasted Mustard and Fennel Seeds
  • Wasabi and Maple
  • Caramelized Garlic and Riesling Vinegar
According to the Wikipedia, tellicherry is a region in India. I suppose that might give some indication as to what the flavor might be, but can anybody elaborate?

8 comments:

  1. you know you need only ask.

    tellicherry peppercorns are grown in a specific region of india, and are a little more peppery than regular peppercorns -- how ouroberotic, I know, excuse it -- they impart, specifically when ground fresh, a very unique zest. My father orders it from Dean and Deluca by the pound -- along with white and pink peppercorns, they add a very pleasant dash ofcolor and flavor to even the blandest of dishes (Bernard).

    6 cups of coffee since 4am and more's a-brewin'.

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  2. I'm excited about the cumin and apricot combination. Imagine that in a cheesecake.

    And a lavender and honey marinated chicken . . . which might also be good in a creme brulee, minus the chicken flesh.

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  3. You know its funny. They never seem to have seasoning salt from the UCSB dining commons.

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  4. they don't have seasoning salt from UCSB dining commons because they used it all up when we ate there.

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  5. Just wanted to point out that it's less than five minutes into the new Veronica Mars and there's already been a Big Lebowski reference.

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  6. Anonymous12:07 AM

    cram a bastard in it, you stupid crap.

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  7. couldn't've put it any better myself.

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  8. that's funny sanam. i could have sworn the "cram a bastard" comment was vintage you.

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