Introducing Afrofood Spices at The 2012 Fancy Food Show
(Virtual Press Office
) - Location: First Floor
Booth Number: 3811
Phone at the show: 678-362-3701
AfroFood Spices Bring the Diverse Flavors of Africa to America’s Kitchens
Yeti Ezeanii, the founder of Afrofoodtv.com (an online resource for everything epicuriously African) and creator and host of the culinary television show “A Taste of Africa,” announces the launch of AfroFood Spices -- a line of gourmet spices developed to bring the exotic flavors of African cuisine to American kitchens.
“African cuisine is a part of my heritage as well as my passion,” says Ezeanii. “I created this line of AfroFood Spices to bring the diverse flavors of my kitchen to yours.”
Ezeanii launched AfroFood Spices so that home cooks can prepare traditional dishes with an African twist. Some of the spices are imported from Africa, and each of the seven custom-blended varieties comes in a lovely decorative glass jar. For the holiday season, a gift assortment of eight spices will be available in a rustic wooden box – perfect for gift giving. AfroFood Spices are currently sold exclusively online through Afrofood.com.
Africa is a continent of more than a billion people residing in more than 50 countries. Each of these countries is at a different level of development with varying climates, terrains and cultural influences. Cooking styles and ingredients – including available spices – also differ from region to region. This spice line represents popular spices from the four corners of the continent enabling home chefs to bring the intense flavors and aromas of African cuisine to their own dishes.
The gourmet line of AfroFood Spices includes:
Pepper Soup Spice
This mildly spicy blend is a complicated assortment of the best West African spices. To warm the coldest of souls, add a few teaspoonfuls to a pot of soup for intensified flavor and fragrance. The spices in this mix are made from ingredients picked and blended by young women in Africa as a means of supporting their families.
Traditionally blended for South African and Indian cuisines, this curry powder blend is made from hand-picked herbs and spices that are mixed in the Masala style. It adds great flavor to potato, chicken and pasta salads and is a natural choice for vegetable and fish curries.
This fragrant herb originally grew wild in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and is now grown in countries offering a temperate climate. Thyme lends an earthy quality to a multitude of dishes including poultry and meat.
Suya Meat Rub
The ULTIMATE in meat rubs, this popular West African blend is made from an assortment of carefully selected spices that enhance the flavors of beef, chicken and fish. The spices in this mix also are made from ingredients picked and blended by young women in Africa as a means of supporting their families.
Ras El Hanout
The term “Ras el Hanout” translates to "head of the shop," meaning the spice shop owner determines what is included. The list is usually long and contains some of the most exotic and rare spices the owner can find. This AfroFood Spice blend uses some of the finest sweet spices to create a unique and versatile mixture that pairs well with Moroccan dishes such as couscous and any dish combining meat and fruit.
Berber spice was used on grilled lamb by the nomadic tribes of North Africa. This Berber spice blend is extremely versatile and can be used on grilled meats, poultry, game and fish.
African Birdseye Chillis
Used sparingly as a substitute for cayenne pepper, this spice blend is made from Peri-Peri, a very hot and pungent variety of the capsicum chili pepper that was brought to West Africa by 15th century Portuguese traders. This blend makes it easy to add a little heat to most any dish.
Africa is a diverse continent offering an unexplored world of flavors. To learn more about African cuisine and culture, visit AfroFoodtv.com. Launched in September 2006 by Ezeanii, AfroFoodtv.com is an online resource for everything epicuriously African. The Web site provides dozens of recipes and video cooking demonstrations of the most popular African recipes from each region of the continent.
For More Information, Contact:
Booth Number 3811
Phone at the Show: 678-362-3701
Spices and More: http://www.Afrofood.com
A Place for Foodies: http://www.Afrofoodtv.com
Facebook Community: http://www.facebook.com/afrofood
Cooking Webisodes: http://www.youtube.com/afrofoodtv
Sweet Tweets: http://www.twitter.com/afrofoodtv