Tuscan Bread Dipping Seasoning 2.3 oz
We searched extensively to bring you a Tuscan seasoning blend that captures the unforgettable Tuscan blends we enjoyed during a dream vacation in Tuscany a few years back. This Tuscan Bread Dipping Seasoning, when finely ground using a spice grinder, perfectly embodies the texture and flavors for which we sought so long and hard. Right out of the bottle, this seasoning blend greets you with the engaging scent of savory garden herbs, sweet onion and garlic and finishes with an explosion of peppery spice tingling your nose. On the palate, its initial woodsy profile mingling rosemary, basil, oregano, and parsley with hints of sea salt soon gives way to a peppery heat that lingers persistently on your tongue. We strongly recommend finely grinding this blend over gourmet olive oil and using it to dip bite-sized pieces of your favorite focaccia bread. You can also make a paste with olive oil to spread over breads or meats, or grind this blend over vegetables, meat, or eggs. But one of the favorite presentations we grew to love in Tuscany is to make a simple salad of butter lettuce over which a quality olive oil and aged white balsamic vinegar have been drizzled. Top with finely ground Tuscan Seasoning for a simple yet magnificent dinner salad!
The cultural Renaissance of the 15th century was centered in the Tuscany region of Italy and the great city of Florence where Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo were all born. Just as artists were experimenting with new ways of expressing themselves, so too an identifiable Tuscan cuisine started to emerge at this time characterized by new ways of using spices with familiar foods. Florence was also known for the feasts prepared by the city’s leading chefs who competed for new and creative ways to serve up their favorite dishes. The special Tuscany spice blend used for dipping bread in olive oil is first mentioned in an early cookbook produced during the Renaissance. Now you can enjoy this special blend along with some olive oil and a glass of wine while gazing at your favorite work from Leonardo da Vinci.
Ingredients: Garlic, salt, black pepper, onion, red pepper flakes, rosemary, basil, Mediterranean oregano and parsley
Butter Lettuce Salad with Tuscan Seasoning