New to Our Site: Nacho Cheese Powder!

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Chef Cherie now offers a Nacho Cheese Powder made from 100% real cheddar cheese and spices. Contains no artificial flavors or fillers. It is a perfect base for nachos, nacho cheese sauces and can be used as a topping for popcorn, veggies or anything else you’d like to add a real nacho flavor to.

Available in 1lb container or 1/2lb bag.

Simple Nacho Cheese Powder Recipes:
Nacho Cheese Popcorn
Simple Nacho Cheese Sauce
Nacho Cheese Dip

Vinegar. We’ve Got Vinegar. Powders!

Apple Cider Vinegar Powder is back in stock @ Chef Cherie!

Our Apple Cider Vinegar Powder is 100% all natural, made from REAL apple cider vinegar and is gluten free! Use it to add a tangy kick to sauces, marinades, salads and more.  To reconstitute liquid apple cider vinegar, mix 1 part powder to 1.5 parts water.

Chef Cherie carries a selection of Vinegar Powders – Red Wine, Rice Wine, Malt, Balsamic, Apple Cider and Distilled White. Not sure which one to get? How about our Vinegar Powder Sample Gift Set? Featuring 5 of our popular vinegar powders – Apple Cider Vinegar Powder, Balsamic Vinegar Powder, Malt Vinegar Powder, Red Wine Vinegar Powder and Rice Wine  Vinegar Powder.

Try adding a vinegar powder directly to your recipe to give it a nice vinegary kick!

Happy Passover / Pesach Sameach

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Pesach Sameach from the gang at Chef Cherie!

The Jewish Holiday of Passover begins this Friday (April 3rd) at sundown. And to celebrate the holiday here are some ideas and recipes by NYC chefs to inspire your Seder.

eli zabar's matzoh ballsEli Zabar’s Matzoh Balls –

Using butter in place of oil brings extra flavor!

 charosetRosa Mexicano’s Tropical Charoset

A sweet adaptation of this essential Seder ingredient

 

 

brisketBruce Bromberg’s Really Good Brisket

Just really good brisket!

 

 

AM New York : NYC Chefs Share Their Favorite Passover Recipes

Featured Recipe: Pink Peppercorn Bacon

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Even though Pink Peppercorn aren’t really peppercorns at all, they do have a sweet and peppery flavor. Here a great recipe to bring out the peppery sweetness.  Pink Peppercorns! Bacon! Pink Peppercorn Bacon!

Ingredients
2 pounds thick-cut bacon (about 16 slices)
2 tablespoons cracked pink peppercorns
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper

Directions:
Place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 400°.
Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with foil and fit with wire racks. Place bacon on racks and sprinkle with half of pink and black pepper.
Bake 15 minutes, turn, sprinkle with remaining pink and black pepper, and rotate baking sheets. Bake bacon until brown and crisp, 15–20 minutes longer.

pink peppercornFeatured spice: Pink Peppercorn

How about Pink Peppercorns for dessert? Here’s a recipe for Pink Peppercorn Brownies.

Recipe by Paula Disbrowe / Bon Appetit
Bacon recipe – Photograph by Jeremy Liebman

Featured Spice : Sriracha Powder

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 It’s all about the heat. “Bout that heat. Most tasty!

Chef Cherie’s featured spice this week is Sriracha Powder. Our Sriracha Powder gets its zip and heat from Cayenne Pepper. Add some Spanish Paprika, White Distilled Vinegar Powder, Sugar and Salt and you’ve got a perfect Sriracha Powder.  Easily add a tasty heat to your recipes and featured dishes.

srirachaFeatured Spice: Sriracha Powder

 

 

Featured Spice : Crystallized Ginger

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This week Chef Cherie is featuring Crystallized Ginger. Crystallized Ginger is a candied version of the spice ginger which is often used in backing  and confectionery cooking. Crystallized Ginger can also used in cooking, in drink recipes and has many beneficial health benefits. It adds as subtle sweetness to most recipes.

Crystallized Ginger, also know as candied ginger, is used in all kinds of food – including: Drinks & Garnishes, Spreads & Salads, Appetizers & Entrees and, of course, in sweet sugary desserts.

Health Benefits of Ginger

Treats Nausea & Motion Sickness – Ginger is known as an anti-nausea aid and sucking on crystallized ginger pieces can help relieve nausea and motion sickness.

Reduces Stress – The scent of ginger can act as a pick-me-up when you are tired, and is considered a herbal remedy for chronic fatigue syndrome.

Treats Morning Sickness – Crystallized ginger can also help with nausea related to morning sickness.

Used in the Treatment of Muscle Pain and Inflammation – A scientific study has found that 2 grams of ginger reduced pain and inflammation due to exercise. Ginger can also help reduce joint inflammation from arthritis.

Cooking, Baking, Drinking with Crystallized Ginger

Köfte Meat Spice Special

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KofteKöfte is a spice mix used throughout the Middle East and parts of Asia to flavor meat, especially meatballs & meatloaf. Our Köfte mix contains cinnamon, cumin seeds, mint leaves, nutmeg, pepper, pickling spice & savory summer leaf.

Köfte Meat Spice can be mixed with different types of meat, from beef to lamb to pork, veal and even fish. The meat can be grilled, fried, steamed, baked, poached.

kofte Meat Spice Mix

Right now we are offering a special on our 2 oz tins of Köfte . Regularly $3.99 now $2.50.

 

 

Here is a great recipe suggestion, via Epicurious, for Lamb Köfte using our spice mix.

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