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?


  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'.

  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.

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

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

  5. Anonymous9:08 PM

    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.

  6. Anonymous12:07 AM

    cram a bastard in it, you stupid crap.

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

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