Ditch your dried out spices for delicious essential oils! These concentrated flavors have the upper hand on spices and herbs; they outlive their traditional pantry counterparts and deliver a cleaner flavor. Fun, easy-to-use, and very economical, a drop or two of these flavorful essences transforms an everyday dish into something exciting and luxurious. They enliven everything from soups, salads, and main courses to ice cream, cakes, and mixed drinks.
Use these flavors to boost the intensity of ingredients like powdered ginger or fresh basil; substitute them for out-of-season herbs or unavailable spices; or think like a chef and layer other seasonings or Chef’s Essences and Sprays together to create amazing new flavor combinations. Be sure to try them in cocktails. The citrus oils (bergamot, grapefruit, lime, orange) should be kept in the refrigerator to preserve their flavor for many months. All other essences will keep indefinitely at room temperature.
The concentrated Chef’s Essences come in a 5 ml bottle with dropper cap, available in over 50 flavors. Measure a drop or two carefully into a spoon so you can count the drops, as one extra drop can be too many. Start with one drop, then taste to see how many more drops to add. The convenient Chef’s Sprays are diffused in organic grain alcohol, and are packaged in a handy 30 ml spray bottle in a limited selection of our most popular flavors.
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