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Greek and Turkish

Greek and Turkish cuisines share many of their culinary traditions. Both cuisines rely on the use of many of the same spices and seasonings. We've got all the Greek & Turkish herbs & spices you'll need to create wonderful Greek and Turkish food at home, from dill and oregano to cumin and fenugreek. Traditional Greek food is Byzantine, which blends Greek spices and Roman cookery. The most prominant ingredient is olive oil. Goat, sheep and fish are the primary proteins, as beef is not cultivated as much in the region. Another food component of note is filo pastry, that is used to make the well known dessert Baklava. Other Greek foods that are familiar to the Western palate are Spanakopita (spinach wrapped in filo), Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), and Gyros (meat roasted on a turning spit) with Tzatziki (yogurt sauce with cucumber and garlic). Turkish foods owe much to the history of the Ottoman empire, but share links with Arabic, Persian and Greek cuisines as well. Yogurt and cheeses made from sheep’s milk are artfully prepared here, and rice pilaf and bulgur wheat are common grains. Turks share in the Greek tendency to use abundant amounts of olive oil, as do most Mediterranean peoples. Grab some parsley, mint, cumin, and paprika and your'e ready to spice up a great Turkish dish!

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Also known as ajwain or carom, it has a bitter, pungent taste with notes of anise and oregano. It’s a common flavoring for lentil dishes... Size Options
$5.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.4 oz)
These leaves have a milder flavor, but more complex flavor than that of domestic bay. They add a subtly sweet astringency to dishes. Just... Size Options
$2.99 Resealable bag, 0.5 ounce
These bright, fruity Aleppo chili flakes have a tangy flavor and moderate heat, making them an excellent choice anywhere pepper flakes... Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.0 oz)
Notes of raisin, chocolate, and a dash of pipe tobacco, along with a little kick of heat make up the flavor profile of these Turkish... Size Options
$5.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.0 oz)
Coriander has a sweet, pleasant flavor with a hint of lemon. Whole seeds are commonly toasted before being ground into dishes, or lightly... Size Options
$2.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.5 oz)
These little seeds have a strong, earthy flavor that’s essential to Latin, Indian, and some Middle Eastern cooking. Besides using them in... Size Options
$4.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.0 oz)
Dill weed is a popular herb that gives dishes a bright, tasty flavor. It’s popular in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, and commonly used... Size Options
$3.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 0.7 oz)
Fennel seed has sweet, grassy flavor with delicate notes of anise and licorice. These whole seeds add wonderful pops of flavor to Italian... Size Options
$2.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.7 oz)
Fenugreek seeds are mainly found in Middle Eastern cooking and are a popular ingredient in curries and chutneys. These dense, glossy... Size Options
$3.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3.4 oz)
Very fine garlic powder has a texture like flour, releasing its flavor much more quickly than with regular granulated garlic. It clings... Size Options
$4.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3.0 oz)
Rich with classic Greek flavors of lemon, oregano, and pepper, this light and tangy blend is perfect for seasoning lamb or chicken. It’s... Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.8 oz)
This tasty spice blend, full of the flavors of the sunny Mediterranean, is a wonderful choice for any cut of lamb. Tangy herbs including... Size Options
$5.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.75 oz)
This fragrant orange blossom water is commonly used in the Mediterranean to flavor sweet pastries and breads. Delicately floral with... Size Options
$4.49 Bottle, 4.5 fluid oz
Oregano spice is among the most popular herbs in the world. It has a bright, tangy, lemony flavor that’s essential to Italian and Greek... Size Options
$3.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 0.5 oz)
Sweet Hungarian paprika has a fruity, sweet pepper flavor without heat - it's not just a pretty garnishing color! The rich earthy taste... Size Options
$5.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
This intensely flavorful paprika is a great way to add smoky flavor without heat. It has a rich, fruity, earthy flavor, perfect in... Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
The rich forest green color of dried parsley, along with its mild, sweet flavor, makes it the ideal herb for garnishing. Shake dried... Size Options
$2.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 0.3 oz)
Preserved lemons are an essential ingredient in some North African and Middle Eastern dishes, adding a lemony and salty flavor. These... Size Options
$9.49 organic
Rose water is is made by steeping rose petals. It’s unique essence is called for in Middle Eastern and Indian pastries alike. Size Options
$3.99 Bottle, 4.5 fluid oz
We often get the question, "Which mint do I use for cooking?”. Spearmint is the most popular mint used for cooking; it has a perfect... Size Options
$3.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 0.5 oz)
Sumac spice has a lovely, nearly purple color, and a tart flavor that is reminiscent of vinegar or lemon. It is an essential ingredient... Size Options
$5.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
With pungent herbs and a nice base of red wine vinegar and lemon, you won’t miss the salt. The Greek Islands are known for intensely... Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.8 oz)
Thyme is a workhorse herb in most kitchens, with a strong, earthy taste that pairs well with roasted meats and vegetables, soups and... Size Options
$5.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.0 oz)