The Burger Sampler

OCCO’s new Burger Sampler includes seasoning for four different types of burger: Lebanese kafta, garlic herb butter, spicy Sichuan and au poivre. All chefs have to do is select their protein, add the zesty spices and cook. Each blend is packed in an airtight pod that stays fresh for over six months, and the sampler is packaged in a card-deck style that’s ideal for gifting …

Holiday Gift Guides 2020: Tasting Wanderlust

Cookbooks and candy, spices and snacks, booze and breads that take you on a trip

Whether or not you know your way around a kitchen, it can be easy to unlock the room’s potential as a portal to another place or time. We aren’t traveling right now, but our palates can and it’s a safe and satisfying way to explore the world. Taste and scent provoke memory, so a sip of a local hot chocolate might call to mind a …

Izak N37 Spice Blend

From Lior Lev Sercarz’s NYC-based spice studio, La Boîte, the Tunisian-inspired Izak N37 blend uses sweet chilies and cumin (as well as garlic and salt) to evoke harissa flavors without the heat. This dynamic blend can complement everything from lamb stew to Niçoise salad without overpowering the other ingredients. La Boîte’s roster of spices runs deep so it’s worth exploring their other offerings—some made with …