Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum Eugenia aromaticum or Eugenia caryophyllata) are the aromatic dried flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae.
Cloves can be used in cooking either whole or in a ground form but as they are extremely strong they are used sparingly. The spice is used throughout Europe and Asia and is smoked in a type of cigarettes locally known as kretek in Indonesia. Cloves are also an important incense material in Chinese and Japanese culture.
Though its source was kept mysterious in the Mediterranean world for centuries by the middlemen who handled the spice trade to protect their monopoly as... View full product details
Cornichons are tart French pickles made from small gherkins pickled in vinegar and tarragon. They traditionally accompany pâtés and cold cuts. View full product details