October: Arrabiata Blend
If you’re lucky enough to have an Italian grandma, you know the delicious aroma of Arrabiata sauce filling her kitchen. She was a human measuring spoon, and if she ever let you write down her recipe, it would say “a pinch” of this and “a bit more” of that. Thankfully, this month’s blend – RawSpiceBar’s Arrabbiata Blend – is already mixed to perfection, with enough fire to make your feisty Nonna proud.
As a professional chef I recommend this to many people that want to get more into cooking just as a supplement to learning basic techniques. So far I believe I have gotten at least a handful of home cooks hooked!
If you'd like to learn to use new spices/spice mixtures and are new to cooking this subscription would be very good. If you have been cooking various cuisines for a while it might be redundant to what you already have in your spice cabinet.
We received a spice subscription for Christmas. Deliveries were significantly delayed the first few months due to Covid, but the customer service department always emailed me back reassuringly -- and then came through with the promised goods. After that rocky start the deliveries have been prompt and, in ALL cases (delayed or not), tasty. The recipes are a good feature too.
Loved getting a recipe with the spice. Makes the first dish so simple.
I would have liked a choice of spice packages in my yearly subscription. I understand there is some sort of an option to select something different. However, there is never time to do this before the standard monthly spice is shipped. I do not eat meat, especially something like ribs, so the money spent on the spice subscription for this month was useless. . . Most of my friends also eat plant-based meals and nothing as specific as ribs.
Suzanne - thanks for the suggestion and we are listening. We are working on the ability for subscribers to choose a vegan/vegetarian option moving forward. This new option will be available starting in September. Look for more details in your August shipment.