Soom Premium Tahini
Many supermarket tahinis are over-roasted, which gives them an unpleasant, bitter flavor. They are also too thick and hard to stir into a creamy blend. Soom's tahini has a full, nutty flavor as well as a pourable and well-balanced texture, made from single-origin white sesame seeds from northwestern Ethiopia that have an ideal oil-to-protein ratio.
Mutti Triple-Concentrated Tomato Paste
Mutti Tomato Paste is tomato paste as it was originally intended. Traditionally, this ingredient was made by drying tomato sauce on wooden boards in the sun; likewise, Mutti's modern version has a sun-dried flavor and caramelized richness reminiscent of molasses. Yet the tomato paste is not overly sweet—as tomatoes cook, their amino acids break down, which produces savory umami compounds. And unlike most tubed tomato pastes which are double-concentrated, this version is triple-concentrated, so a little goes a long way. We far prefer it to other tomato pastes in tubes, not to mention canned varieties that inevitably have a metallic taste from reacting with acidic tomato juice.
Maine Grains Organic Stone-Ground Whole Wheat Flour
With an exceptionally high protein content between 11 percent and 13 percent, Maine Grains' whole-wheat flour is produced in a stone mill, which generates less heat in order to preserve the heritage varietal's robust, aromatic flavor and nutritious compounds.
Maine Grains Organic Stone-Ground Sifted Wheat Flour
Lighter than conventional whole-wheat flour but with a higher wheat kernel and wheat germ content than all-purpose flour, Maine Grains' organic heritage flour is sifted to remove some of the wheat bran, for a consistency that's more similar to all-purpose than other brands of whole-wheat flour.