What do Spanish Paella, Italian Risotto and Saudi Arabian Coffee Have in Common?

In our continuing quest to bring you the finest foods from around the world, two items we consider critical have, until now, eluded us. We spent hours online and more hours on the phone in a series of attempts to find reliable sources for these items, all in vain.

By serendipity, however, last week we were able to track down excellent sources for both. The second of these should be available in the coming days.

But the first, which is also the answer to the question posed in the subject line, is already available in our store.


Now available in powder form, in thread and premium thread form, and mixed with curry in our Kashmiri Saffron Curry Powder.

And to celebrate the minor miracle that now allows us to offer it to you reliably, we want to offer you a 10% discount on any saffron purchase you make. We are confident that once you try this stuff, you’ll come back for more. Use the coupon code SAFFRON10 at checkout before June 30th to claim your discount.

And stay tuned for our next product announcement and discount. It’s another good one. We promise.

Bon Appetit!

Sunday Bloody Brunch Sunday . . . Thanks Bono

While I am sure that title (or some variation on the theme) has been used millions of times before when discussing one’s Sunday Bloody Mary brunch, it really does seem fitting this morning.

Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday

Today just couldn’t have come fast enough for us here at Shami’s Gourmet.  Our Ubons Bloody Mary Mixes arrived earlier this week (sadly they were sitting in the managers office for a few days but no one bothered to tell us it had arrived) so we spent the last few days discussing ad nauseum our menu both in and around the Bloody Mary’s.

While waiting for our Bloody Mary mixes to arrive, we prepared a Pinterest collection featuring some of the wild and wacky Bloody Mary concoctions out there.  Sliders, shrimp, pizza, asparagus, pickles, eggs, bacon and even entire chickens adorn some of these monstrosities!!!  Sadly, we were not in the position to be as grandiose.

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What the heck is Piri Piri??

When I first became aware of Victoria Amory’s collection of gourmet condiments, I had no idea what piri piri was.

I am a ketchup and mayo nut, so of course I got excited to see her ketchup and mayo collections which are inspired by the flavors and aromas of the Mediterranean coastline. With flavors like Champagne Ketchup, Sherry Ketchup, Smokey BBQ Ketchup and Roasted Garlic Mayo, Classic Lemon Mayo and Fine Herb Mayo, I was dreaming of the meals I would prepare.

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