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A package of elevated everyday ingredients that will change the way you cook.


The Magic in Finishing

Have you ever noticed something missing when you try to replicate a favorite restaurant dish in your own kitchen? You can follow the recipe and nail the technique, but something about it just isn’t the same. Here’s the secret: It’s all in the finishing. Finishing is, essentially, a last layer of seasoning––that last little bit of love and finesse into what you’ve created.


If I could pass along just one tip that would make you a better cook, it would be the ability to properly finish a dish. And the best part is, it’s also the easiest thing you can do.


A simple grain salad you prepare for yourself is completely transformed by adding a bit of sherry vinegar to the grains while they’re still warm. That last drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt turns it into a beautiful, thoughtful lunch. Burrata is good, but burrata with a fantastic olive oil and sea salt is just the best. The opportunities are endless...


These simple ingredients are how you elevate the everyday. I hope you’ll try them and allow them to become part of your cooking process, and part of your life.


THE FINISHING KIT


A package of everyday ingredients that will change the way you cook

Includes:

Oro Bailen Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Jacobsen's Flake Sea Salt

Aged Crianza Sherry Vinegar

Olivewood Salt Cellar

Brass Storage Bin


$95

"Dark chocolate and sea salt were made for each other."

"A drizzle of olive oil is the perfect finish for just about everything."

"A dash of aleppo pepper guarantees avocado toast that’s anything but basic."

"A splash of sherry vinegar brings buttery, sautéed mushrooms to life."

Flake Sea Salt

Philosophy

Salt is the most important element in seasoning food (or more simply stated, making it taste good). While it’s important to add salt throughout the cooking process (we use kosher for cooking), adding a sprinkle of fine flake sea salt before serving has the power to take any dish to the next level.


What It Is

Flake sea salt is produced by essentially evaporating the water from the sea. Flake sea salts have varied, crystal-like structures that add a satisfying texture and delicate flavor to both sweet and savory foods.


Product Detail

Hand-harvested from the cold and pristine waters of Netarts Bay on the Oregon Coast, Jacobsen’s Flake Finishing Salt has bright salinity and a delicate crunch and is preferred by many top chefs in America.

Try It

Virtually everything, but especially…

Soft butter for bread

Caramel

Sliced steak

Chocolate chip cookies

Sliced heirloom tomatoes (with olive oil)

Baked goods

Avocado toast

Eggs

Dark chocolate-anything

Soft cheeses like burrata & ricotta Fish crudos (with olive oil)

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Philosophy

As a finishing ingredient, premium olive oil adds a burst of flavor and rich mouthfeel to virtually any dish. The same way you might accessorize a basic outfit, olive oil has the power to make any dish feel more special and luxurious. We buy large tins of standard extra-virgin olive oil to use for cooking or as the base of a dressing, and reserve the good stuff for just that final drizzle.


What It Is

Finishing olive oil is simply a higher-quality extra-virgin olive oil.


Product Detail

Oro Bailen's award-winning olive oil from Andalusia, Spain is made from 100% Picual olives, which are especially high in antioxidants. With a beautiful chartreuse color and herbaceous aroma, the flavor is intense and fruity with moderate bitterness and spice.

Try It


Bread

Pasta

Grain bowls

Soup or gazpacho

Sliced heirloom tomatoes

Popcorn

Labneh or other rich yogurt

Avocado toast

Scrambled eggs

Dark chocolate mousse or pudding

Seafood

Soft cheeses like burrata & ricotta

Paella

Vanilla ice cream

Risotto

Olive oil cake

Salad

Any vegetable dish

Fish crudos

(Combine all with a sprinkle of flake sea salt)

Aged Sherry Vinegar

Philosophy

After salt, acid is the next most important ingredient in seasoning a dish. Acid most commonly comes in the form of vinegar or citrus juice. Acid can be added at the end of the cooking process to add a certain brightness to the dish or to cut through richness, for balance. We like to add a tiny squeeze of lemon to most things we cook. And as far as vinegar goes, Sherry vinegar is by far our favorite. It has a great depth of flavor, and it makes the most delicious vinaigrette.


What It Is

Sherry vinegar is made from Sherry wine, and produced in Spain. Sherry vinegar has a more complex flavor than red wine vinegar, but it’s not as sweet as balsamic, so it can be used for a wider variety of things.


Product Detail

Crianza Sherry Vinegar is imported directly from Spain. The beautiful ruby red color, rich, nuanced flavor, and satisfying dry finish of the Oloroso grape produces an outstanding sherry vinegar.

Try It


Soup

(think lentil, french onion, or any hearty bean soup)

Gazpacho

Vinaigrettes

Creamy sauces

Rich meat dishes

Still-warm roasted beets

A pot of cooked grains

(with olive oil and sea salt)

Buttery, sautéed mushrooms

Aleppo Chile Pepper

Philosophy


While most cooks think of “salt and pepper” as a basic flavor enhancer for any type of food, we invite you to start thinking of pepper as its own ingredient. Black pepper has a strong flavor and therefore shouldn’t go everywhere salt does. We love black pepper for many things, but lately aleppo pepper has taken the spotlight as our go-to spicy sprinkle. Think of it as the cooler, more interesting cousin to red chile pepper flakes. The flavor can be described as bright, fruity, earthy, and tart with a moderate heat level.


What It Is

Aleppo chiles are a pleasantly hot and fruity variety of chile native to the village of Aleppo, Syria. Commonly used in Mediterranean cooking, this chile pepper has popular with many of the best chefs in the world.


Product Detail

Aleppo Chile Pepper is part of The Voyager Collection––a line of single spices expertly chosen by Eric Ripert of Manhattan's Le Bernardin and Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte.

Try It

Pizza

Tomato-based dishes

Avocado toast

Hot chocolate

Pasta

Asparagus

Grilled meats

Hummus

Soups

Beans and lentils

Brownies

Spiced nuts

Melon

Seafood

Aioli

Eggs

Lamb

Poultry

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