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.
A “cousin” of oregano & one of the main aromatic plants composing the French herbes de Provence blend, marjoram is another Mediterranean staple. One who’s fragrance and flavor change a lot, depending on the varietal and place of origin. Pleasantly intense, Daphnis and Chloe’s marjoram has a flowery and peppery fragrance with hints of citrus.
Packaging: Clear sachet - 16g/0.54oz.
Sourcing: Our selection comes from an organic farm on the island of Crete. It’s harvested by hand, dried naturally and sorted in-house at Daphnis and Chloe.
How to use: Marjoram has a protagonistic role in the culinary tradition of several Greek islands. In the traditional cuisine of Cephalonia, they use it to give a flowery, subtle spiciness to many of their tomato, fish or root vegetable recipes. In nearby Lefkada, it’s a must for lentil soups. It also makes a lovely herbal tea.