Dive head first into cooking with our Gourmand Kit! In this box, you’ll find the necessities to bring a little more oomph to your cooking. Each Culinarie Kit includes ingredients from artisan producers across the United States and a few toys and trinkets to help you around the kitchen. Box contents may vary by season. Enjoy!

Culinary Cooking Gift Box - Gourmand Kit by Culinarie Kit

 

The Ingredients

Some ingredients are subject to change based on seasonal availability.

Dark Balsamic Vinegar
and
California Golden Balsamic Vinegar

Sparrow Lane Artisan Vinegars is based in California, distilling the most delicious acidic concoctions. Balsamic vinegar is a staple in many dishes, but Sparrow Lane brings the classics to new heights with this Dark Balsamic and California Golden Balsamic Vinegar Duo.

Balsamic Vinegar Tips

  • The dark balsamic is rich and indulgent, perfect for marinades and reductions
  • The California golden balsamic is sweet and subtle, ideal for dressings or adding a hint of acid to soups and stews

Balsamic Vinegar Recipe Ideas

Vinaigrettes Made Simple [Culinarie Kit]

Balsamic Vanilla Breakfast Salmon & Eggs [Culinarie Kit]

Spinach Salad [Sparrow Lane]

Pear Quinoa Salad with Maple Vinaigrette [Sparrow Lane]

Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms [Sparrow Lane]

Sparrow Lane Culinarie Spotlight

We love Sparrow Lane so much here at Culinarie Kit, that we decided to ask Chef Jesse a few questions. Read our interview with Sparrow Lane’s head honcho Jesse Layman!

Black Truffle Sea Salt

Black Truffle Sea Salt adds meaty and earthy flavors to anything it touches. Black truffles are rare and only grow in very specific conditions, so they’re quite expensive and hard to come by. Fortunately, their flavor is ridiculously potent–a little goes a long way.

Black Truffle Sea Salt Tips

  • Use this salt as your secret seasoning weapon in a cream sauce, cheesy casserole, or on steak–just a dash will make your guests ask, “What’s that flavor?”
  • The truffles in this salt can make it seem, well, saltier. Use sparingly and always taste test!

Black Truffle Sea Salt Recipe Ideas

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes [Sugar and Wine]

Lemon Garlic Scallops with Black Truffle Sea Salt [Gal on a Mission]

Black Truffle Roast Chicken with Squash [Goop]

Deviled Eggs with Truffle Salt [Everyday Maven]

Rosemary & Savory Infused Olive Oil

SoLA Deli hails from South Louisiana, where they use local growers and farms to create their unique oils and herb blends. This kit includes Rosemary & Savory Infused Olive Oil. This tasty gourmet olive oil is dominated by its herby accents.

Infused Olive Oil Tips

  • The flavor is more subdued than the scent, so these oils are best used to “finish” dishes at the end
  • Add a few drops over fresh, warm hummus or babaganoush
  • Toss with fresh spicy greens like arugula and add a squeeze of lemon for a simple, refreshing salad
  • Drizzle over freshly baked bread for a light herb flavor

Infused Olive Oil Recipes

SoLA Deli’s infused olive oils make a delicious addition to any recipe calling for regular olive oil. Try using your Rosemary Savory Infused Olive Oil in these tasty dishes:

Mediterranean Olive Oil Pasta [The Mediterranean Dish]

Spinach Pesto Pasta with Chicken [Food Republic]

Baked Parmesan Garlic Potato Chips [Culinarie Kit]

Epic Baba Ganoush [Cookie and Kate]

Baked Tilapia in Garlic and Olive Oil [The Olive Crush]

Chicken Little

Green Point Trading Company was founded in 2011 by a culinary couple and is based out of Brooklyn, NY. All of their spice and seasoning blends are preservative and additive free! Chicken Little is a unique seasoning with subtle hints of sweetness nestled among layers of flavor.

Chicken Little Tips

  • As the name suggests, it’s great on poultry!
  • Mix with flour for a new take on fried chicken, fish, pickles, or cheese curds
  • Shake a little onto warm buttered bread for tasty comfort food

Chicken Little Recipes

Recipes coming soon!

Culinarie Exclusive

Infinity Seasoning Blend

Smelly’s Brunch seasoning blends are created by Culinarie’s own Executive Chef Ellie (aka “Smelly”). The Infinity Seasoning Blend is modeled after a classic “everything” bagel with a smoky, gourmet touch. The spices, seeds, and aromatics in this blend add complexity to its base of cherrywood smoked sea salt.

Infinity Seasoning Blend Tips

  • A pinch of Infinity will liven up boring mayonnaise-based salads like coleslaw, tuna or chicken salad
  • Add to a grain dish like couscous or a rice pilaf with a touch of olive oil for a fluffy and interesting side dish (like SoLADeli’s infused olive oil included in this kit)
  • Work 1 tbsp Infinity into 1/4 cup softened butter for a luxurious and complex compound butter

Infinity Seasoning Blend Recipes

Breadless Infinity Tuna Melt [Culinarie Kit]

Infinity Brussels Sprout Slaw [Culinarie Kit]

3 Flavored Deviled Egg Recipes [Culinarie Kit]

Lox & Cream Cheese Wontons with Hollandaise Sauce [Culinarie Kit]

The Toys

It’s not a pet rock, it’s Chef Soap: magic made of stainless steel. Rinse your hands with water and rub this little treasure to rid your skin of lingering smells from particularly aromatic food. Nobody wants to smell like garlic all day! Okay, well, we might

It’s also not a pet rock, it’s a pet duck! This cute little Chef Rubber Duckie will keep you company in the kitchen. He (or she, perhaps) doesn’t serve much purpose, but he certainly is cute.

Don’t toss that cloth that your ingredients came wrapped in! It’s flour sack towel and every kitchen needs one…or twenty. They’re huge, they’re absorbent, and they’ve been used in professional and home kitchens for ages because they’re so versatile. You can use this towel to clean, or use it to cover dough while it rests. You can even use it as a substitute for cheesecloth in a pinch–it’s great for wringing moisture out of vegetables. Best of all, they’re durable and can be washed by hand or in a machine.

All Culinarie Kit packaging is 100% recycled or reused from our vendor shipments! Please continue the trend and reuse or recycle your Culinarie Kit box to help save the planet.

Loving your Gourmand Kit? Did you cook up something special? Let us know on our Facebook page, tag us @culinariekit on Instagram, or join our Culinarie Cooks Facebook group to share your creations.