Celebrate our Earth’s culinary bounty with this Terra Kit! These ingredients highlight earthy and botanical flavors, perfect for adding richness to comfort foods or complexity to traditional dishes. Use this kit to explore international flavors right in your own kitchen, with tasting inspirations from all around the globe. Use #culinariekit to share your creations with us, or join our Facebook group to show us what you’ve cooked up!
Some ingredients are subject to change based on seasonal availability.
Hawaiian Black Lava Sea Salt
This salt is a finishing salt. It works best as the last delicate touch on a dish, in both flavor and color. It works particularly well in seafood dishes, so think of oceanic flavors when you’re deciding where to use it.
Hawaiian Black Lava Sea Salt Tips
- Black Sea Salt makes a beautiful and tasty garnish to sushi rice.
- Use as a finishing salt on grilled pineapple for a unique look and sweet & salty taste.
- Add a few grains to a margarita for a refreshing saltiness and interesting presentation.
Lavender Infused Sugar
Krista’s Baking Co. brought us this natural cane sugar infused with lavender and we were blown away! Lavender can be a tricky ingredient to work with, because its flavor and aroma is all-at-once prominent and subtle. This sugar is ideal for baking, and perfect when paired with lemon or honey. Try it in your tea for a floral sweetness!
Lavender Infused Sugar Tips
- Use anywhere you would use regular white sugar for a whole new spin on baked goods.
- Pairs best with vanilla, lemon, and/or honey.
- Get creative–lots of savory dishes call for sugar, too. Try substituting for regular sugar in savory dishes that could benefit from a subtle floral aroma, like sweet-n-savory meat rubs.
Chermoula is a traditional seasoning from the Maghreb Region (specifically Libya, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia). It has an earthy cumin base that explodes into a range of flavors when used in any dish.
Chermoula Seasoning Tips
- Toss chick peas in olive oil and chermoula, then roast at 400°F until lightly crunchy.
- Use as a rub for roasted starchy vegetables like potatoes or plantains.
- Chermoula makes a great dip–blend it with olive oil, sour cream, or silken tofu to create an impressive dipping sauce on a veggie plate.
Kampot + Salt Blend
This salt-and-pepper blend from Curio Spice Co. is an almost-all purpose seasoning with complimentary notes of tarragon, citrus, and ginger. Kampot is a peppercorn that hails from Cambodia and was nearly wiped out at one point in history. It has a unique flavor that certainly sets it apart from your standard black pepper.
Kampot + Salt Blend Tips
- This Kampot + Salt blend is ideal for flaky fish baked in the oven.
- Press tofu and season with Kampot + Salt for a cold snack or salad topping.
- Use with SoLA Deli’s hibiscus + sage olive oil to roast carrots for a truly unique and colorful side dish.
KPOP Chili Sauce
KPOP launched on Kickstarter last year, and their simple recipe intrigued over 1,200 backers. Once you taste their chili sauce, you’ll understand why. The recipe is based on the founder’s grandmother’s recipe and is an authentic gochujang spicy sauce. It’s not overbearing, though. Use it liberally on anything that could use a unique kick, from BBQ pork to ramen.
KPOP Chili Sauce Tips
- Fan of homemade ramen? This is the perfect ramen hot sauce. Just enough heat and it clings deliciously to the noodles.
- Combine with your favorite barbecue sauce for a quick-n-easy BBQ marinade.
- Add to any dish that requires heat for a more interesting flavor than traditional vinegar-based hot sauces. Even a Bloody Mary!
Bobo’s Maple Syrup
If you’re not from the Midwest or the East coast, chances are you’ve spent a lifetime pouring imitation maple syrup on your pancakes. This is no such syrup! Bobo’s single origin maple syrups are rich and robust, and will make the house smell like you’re standing in the Vermont countryside. Don’t waste this enchanting amber sauce on simple pancakes–taste it, bake with it, and let it bring your sweets to life.
Bobo’s Maple Syrup Tips
- Use in place of sugar in any recipe for an earthier, richer result.
- Add a dash to a homemade balsamic vinaigrette for a salad dressing that will actually make you crave salads.
- Make four-ingredient candied nuts: Bobo’s Maple Syrup, vegetable oil, sea salt, and your favorite nut (we like pecans).
Entube takes the guesswork out of some very complicated flavor profiles! Their harissa, curry, and mole paste come sealed in a convenient tube for adding to recipes. Mole is the signature spicy chocolate flavor of central and southern Mexican dishes, and our personal favorite of their line.
Bourbon Smoked Paprika Tips
- Try a dab in refried black beans to add some character.
- Use in a chili to add sweetness and heat.
- Rub it into some pressed tofu before baking for a spicy and flavorful meat substitute.
Tisthe Seasoning Blend
Just in time for fall comes Chef Ellie’s Tisthe Seasoning. Nutty, earthy, and reminiscent of the holidays before your drunk uncle ruined them. Use this spice blend and your selective memory to enjoy holiday nostalgia by adding it to sweet loaves, cookies, chili, buttered toast, or your morning coffee.
Tisthe Seasoning Blend Tips
- Use it anywhere you would use cinnamon for a more complex, warming flavor.
- There’s a teensy tiny bit of heat to this seasoning, thanks to the inclusion of crushed Aleppo chiles. It’s not enough to scare the kids away, but it’ll perk up your dessert just a hair.
- While this seasoning blend has a sweeter profile, there is zero sugar in it–don’t be afraid to try it in savory dishes!
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 vendors’ shipments! Please continue the trend and reuse or recycle your Culinarie Kit box to help save the planet.