In the early days of RLC, back when I was still in my Harlem walk-up, I spoke with Leetal of NY Shuk about adding their Harissa. She sent samples, it was delicious, but I was worried about the price point. They were still a baby company and RLC was a baby company and it seemed like a huge commitment. I decided to wait. In 2018, we touched base again and couldn't get the numbers to work to ship down to Nashville. So, we backburnered it. Then in Summer 2019, we met at the Fancy Food Show and made the decision to make this finally happen. So, after all of these starts and stops, I am excited to finally bring NY Shuk's Middle Eastern flavors to Riley/Land Collection.
Baharat spice is the superhero of the spice world- it always saves the day!
This all-purpose spice blend with a Middle Eastern twist can be used on just about everything. NY Shuk's version combines the sweetness of rose petals and cinnamon with a touch of heat from fresh black peppercorns, for an aromatic blend that enlivens hearty flavors.
So many versatile uses:
- COOKING: soups & stews
- GRILLING: meat & vegetable kebabs
- FLAVORING: Rice pilafs & couscous