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Artichoke Hearts Romana Style in Olive Oil Artichoke Hearts
Romana Style in Olive Oil
Known as the Romana Style Artichokes. Artichoke Heart; a heart babied in olive oil, wine vinegar, salt and spices.

Almost always the "chokes" you get in the jar or tin can are a variation of these. This is where the olive oil, the wine vinegar, and the chosen spices make a difference! And the artichoke itself is also an important factor in the end result.

To the bite it is soft, with just the right resistance, a gentle soft crunch. The leaves and the heart have their own bite and marry well together.

The flavor is a combination of the oil and the choke itself which is sometime described as asparagus like (not sure this is quite true) and with a hint of lemon or citrus.

And the oil that they come in is, well full of artichoke flavor. (Keep in mind I can’t seem to describe the flavor) The oil does taste like artichoke. Perfect for a salad dressing or pasta dish.
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Jams Jams
perfect for toast

Jams are thicker than jellies, and more likely to have small pieces of fruit like marmalade's do. Just mostly fruit and sugar they seem more jelly like, and less marmalade, they do well on toast or in pastry.

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Black Ginger Syrup with Hebesu Citrus
Unique Black Ginger

with Hebesu Citrus
This Ginger syrup is indeed full of love. And like much love, it is more complex than what’s on the surface or in a name. First they start with premium Miyazaki raw ginger from local farmers and cooked at a simmer with Okinawa cane sugar...

The black ginger is made by aging Miyazaki premium ginger in a special environment of humidity and temperature for 3 weeks...

This unique aged black ginger is 57 times higher in gingerol than regular raw ginger, helping to raise your body temperature faster. This may help enhance blood circulation and prevent cold limbs.

A large sipping spoon seems to the best way to savor this aperitif. When sipping and swirling in your mouth cavity you get a feeling of “oh that is really good”. The combination of the Hebesu, Ginger sugar syrup and the Black Ginger blends into magic!   
Read the whole story about the Amazing Black Ginger Syrup... click here!

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Loaves of bread Saf Instant Red Instant Yeast Alternative to dry active yeast. No need to adjust the amount, just substitute one for one. No need to pre-activate in water. Just add directly to the mixture at the beginning of the process.

Red instant yeast is used primarily for making non-sweet breads, not pastries or doughs that have a lot of added sugar.

This single-celled fungus is what makes dough rise. It consumes sugar and excretes carbon dioxide gas, which is a good thing, creating air bubbles. These bubbles make the bread rise.

The number one yeast in the world from France. Store in the freezer, no need to thaw before using.

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Making Chana Garam Masala Video Recipe

Chana Garam Masala

a video recipe short

Easy, super quick, tasty Indian side dish using chickpeas.

Watch making Chana Masala easy Recipe!

ChefShop Cocoa Powder

Rich Cocoa Powder
22% to 24% cocoa butter!
The perfect cocoa powder!!
"This cocoa powder is dreamy for baking as well as making hot chocolate and other drinks. The fat content lends a terrific texture and lingering flavor; the overall profile is intense but not overwhelmingly bitter. I think it strikes an excellent flavor balance. Highly recommend for any recipe which demands a superior quality chocolate!"
-- heidi   
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  Chefshop Cooking Classes 2020 ChefShop's 2020 Cooking Classes

We will have classes again. If you have signed up for a class it is still good for any class of your choice when we do start them up again. So no worries.

2020 Cooking Classes are here!

"For the breadth and quality of its offerings, nothing equals In addition to well-chosen examples of an Italian kitchen's staples... there are excellent products from other parts of the world and, in season, fresh salmon from the Northwest, plus an item that has all but disappeared from neighborhood markets, genuinely tree-ripened, sugary fruits."
- Marcella & Victor Hazan


About ChefShop:

At we search the world to find the best of the best, from Baking Chocolate to Estate Grown first press Extra Virgin Olive Oils. We search the world to find and sourcing hard-to-find foods created by family owned producers, like ourselves, to share with you.

We taste test, cook test and eat everything we sell.


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