Discover a new world of naturally superior herbal seasonings and infusions.
It’s interesting that whilst the Mediterranean is home to a large variety of aromatic plants, the finest examples rarely ever cross the narrow borders of their native lands. You could hunt for Mediterranean herbs at food markets, spice stores and delis around the world, but even your best finds won’t compare to the hand-picked oregano bunches that Greek women dry on their balconies during the summer months, or to the wild thyme shrubs that fill the islands’ air with their dainty fragrance each spring. And this is what Daphnis and Chloe is all about; sourcing this genuine bounty that can only be encountered in the natural state of things.
Put simply, Greece is where some of the highest quality Mediterranean cooking herbs naturally prefer to grow. The varieties that grow in Greek soil can contain up to 30 times more essential oils (a parameter that defines their quality) than other typically available herbs sourced form elsewhere. Moreover, thanks to its immense diversity of microclimates, Greece is home to an infinite list of endemic plants. D&C are sourced from natural plantations and family-run farms where the produce is grown according to organic agricultural principles.
EVROS SESAME SEEDS
These golden Sesame Seeds from Evros belong to an heirloom variety cultivated in the area since ancient times, the seeds passing from one generation to the next. The beginning of the harvest in late September was, for centuries, a social event for the local community, and families would help each other with their produce. So you see, sesame growers need to have impeccable timing: The fleshy, oval-shaped sesame seed pods split abruptly open when ripe. Our sesame comes from an organic, non-mechanic cultivation. Doing everything by hand ensures that the seeds will be handled gently and not bruised, a detail that plays an essential role in the overall quality of the spice.
Packaging: 90g/3.17oz glass jar
The golden sesame of Evros has a nutty, earthy taste which becomes more prominent when freshly roasted. Toast them in a saute pan over medium heat for about 5 mins, stirring continuously. Scatter over bread, compact into sweets, roast in a pan before sprinkling over rice and salads.