SUMAK

THIS WINE-COLOURED GROUND SPICE IS ONE OF THE MOST USEFUL BUT LEAST KNOWN AND MOST UNDERAPPRECIATED. MADE FROM DRIED BERRIES, IT HAS AN APPEALING LEMON-LIME TARTNESS THAT CAN BE WIDELY USED. IN IRAN, THEY USE IT AS A CONDIMENT, PUTTING IT ONTO THE TABLE WITH SALT AND PEPPER. YOU CAN TRY THIS YOURSELF AND IT WILL COMPLEMENT MOST DISHES.

£3.95