Our World Festival Spice Blend is one of the most misunderstood spice blends we carry. The aroma reminds me of an open air market where food vendors are cooking a wide variety of meals. It has a lot going on in it. It was originally created to pair with red wines, but I find that it pairs really well with a variety of spirits. At first smell, it's hard to determine how to use this spice even with the recommendations listed on the label. However, once you taste it, you'll immediately start to understand how special it truly is.
It has a tangy sweetness to it that quickly brings forward the garlic and pepper flavors. You feel a warmness from the aromatic spices such as star anise, ginger and cinnamon, but there's an earthy quality that sneaks in thanks to the black truffle salt. It blends well in mayonnaise, plain yogurt, or sour cream to make unbelievable spreads for sandwiches or dips for veggies or hot wings. Perhaps my favorite way to use it is in ground turkey. It makes one of the best turkey burgers that I've ever had. It works equally well in pork dishes. I've done a smoked pork butt, pork tenderloin, and breakfast sausage using this blend. It has not disappointed.
You can create a flavored olive oil with World Festival that works great drizzled over veggies or to marinate meats and root vegetables for roasting. I even add it to popcorn for a unique spin on this classic snack. World Festival can take your pasta salad to another level, or you can add to breading mixtures for dishes like Eggplant Parmesan. It really is an all-purpose blend in it's ability to work in a variety of foods.
This blends is only available in store during certain times of the year, usually Spring and Summer, but you can request it anytime by calling us directly or ordering online. I encourage you to give it a try, and if you need help coming up with ideas, just leave a comment or contact me. I'm always happy to help!