Herbie’s Spice Q & A With our USA Distributor

June 09, 2017 posted in Behind the Scenes

Herbie and Liz visited their USA distributor Williamson Wines, and together with owners Dawn and Bill Williamson, and their winery Executive Chef Tommy, himself a CIA Alumni. they recently addressed the Culinary Institute of America on the effective use of spices and how spice blends work with wines. Here are videos of Herbie’s answers to questions from that session. What does the “Best Before Date” on

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We Want Your Advice!

May 17, 2017 posted in Cooking

Herbie’s spice kits have been providing you with easy and affordable gift solutions for 20 years. Themed by cuisine (French, Moroccan, Persian, Indian, Asian etc.), by experience (Comfort Food, Barbecue, Happy Campers etc.), or by need (Low Calorie, Salt Free, Vegetarian etc.). The range of kits has grown over the years to meet your changing expectations. Now, IT’S TIME FOR A NEW SPICE KIT, and we want

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Why Herbie’s Vanilla Bean Paste?

May 11, 2017 posted in Behind the Scenes

For many years Herbie has been frustrated with the inability to source a really good Vanilla Bean Paste. Why is this so? Most vanilla bean pastes are made up of: spent vanilla (that’s the organic material left over after the process of making vanilla extract) sugar syrup various thickeners vanilla extract in alcohol added back in for flavour. These products contain a very small

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Newsletter Autumn 2017

March 01, 2017 posted in General

We hope you have all had a happy, safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year.  Whether your holiday fare was traditional or cutting-edge, we trust that it was all deliciously spiced.  Forgetting about turkey this time, our centerpiece was the fabulous chicken salad with curry dressing that featured in the Summer Box of Ideas.  It was followed by Kate’s fantastic Christmas Pavlova with fig syrup.  You’ll

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Newsletter Summer 2016/2017

December 16, 2016 posted in General

Cook's Vacation Summer is traditionally holiday time, although of course the business of feeding ourselves continues regardless of school holidays and days off from work.  The question is: how can the cook of the family get a break?  We’ve given it some thought, and the trusty barbecue seems the way to spread the load and minimize the effort. So, to make it as easy

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