If you follow me on Twitter you probably already know which spices I am going to write about.
They are gathered from the best farms around the world and purchased at a fair price from the farmer. And, if this wasn’t enough to be fully conquered, they are brilliantly combined by the talented chef, Olivier Roellinger.
The Parisian store, that I was lucky to visit this past December, gathers numerous condiments, oils, vinegars, pure and mixed spices, cookbooks and tools. They are little jars of exceptional scents, subtleties and promises, they also reflect a lifetime of passion, travels, encounters and culinary excellence. Roellinger’s adventure as a spice maker follows a natural path for a chef who grew up and worked in the land of privateers and advanturers.
His cuisine is rooted in his native Brittany, but, since part of the world’s spice trade once passed through Brittany’s ports, he felt the need to travel extensively, often by boat, to uncover new spices and flavor combinations. His food is an interplay of familiar and exotic.
The boutiques that opened over a year ago are a tribute to the men and women who have contributed to his success. Those are the farmers, men and women who pick the spices.
For more information visit : http://www.epices-roellinger.com/