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PEREG GOURMET TAKES A LOOK AT HAWAIJE SPICE FOR COFFE

For Immediate Release       Contact: Vicki Jakubovic, VICKIGJ PR, 973-519-8926
vickigj@gmail.com

PEREG IS THE SPICE OF LIFE

PEREG GOURMET, LEADING PRODUCER OF PURE & NATURAL SPICES, TAKES A LOOK AT HAWAIJE FOR COFFEE

Clifton, NJ, DEC 1, 2015 — Pereg Gourmet (pereg-gourmet.com) is a leading producer of premium, all natural pure spices and spice blends, among other flavorful products. For more than 100 years they have been offering the highest quality spices, gathered from the best sources on earth.  In all they produce 60 different spices, some exotic and rare, to enjoy in recipes that are sure to please the palate.

Periodically Pereg will examine a spice, often one less familiar to most, in the hopes that you’ll experiment and try something new in the kitchen. Here, Pereg’s resident spice expert – Joy – offers her exclusive cooking and recipe ideas as well as tips that are sure to spice up your life and cuisine, using HAWAIJE.

HAWAIJE – The spice Hawaije is familiar to those coming from a Yemenite background, and is an essential ingredient in their culture and cuisine. There are two types of Hawaije, one used primarily for soups, the other for coffee.

Coffee with Hawaije mix is made up of ginger, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon, and sometimes aniseeds, and fennel.  One can use it to brew, steep or bake, and it smells as wonderful and delicious as it tastes. Although it is primarily used in brewing coffee, it is also used in tea, desserts, breakfast pancakes, cakes, and slow-cooked meat dishes. Add it to holiday eggnog, and it will indeed kick it up a notch!

Hawaije for coffee is prepared similar to Turkish coffee:
Ingredients:
½ teaspoon of Pereg Hawaije for Coffee spice
1 heaping teaspoon of finely ground coffee
Optional: sugar

Preparation:
Bring water and sugar to a boil in a pot or ibrik (small Turkish coffee pot)
Remove from heat and add coffee and Hawaije mix
Return pot to heat and allow the coffee to come to a boil, while stirring. Remove from heat when the coffee foams.
Pour into cup or glass.

Recipe Tip: Add Hawaije for coffee spice to your favorite baking recipes: Replace traditional spices with Hawaije for coffee to donuts, cookies and cakes, for a zippy and unique flavor!

Next Time: A look at Hawaije for Soup!

Advice: Don’t be afraid to experiment with spices, and try new ones. Before you know it, you’ll be using new ones as often as salt and pepper. Until next time, this is Joy, Pereg’s resident spice expert, signing off.

In addition to Pereg’s vast variety of pure and natural spices and spice blends, the company produces a variety of ancient grains, flavored rice blends, salad toppings and spreads. Pereg features a full line of quinoa products including quinoa pasta, quinoa pops cereal, and pre-seasoned quinoa side dishes. Pereg recently introduced its new quinoa flour in a 16 oz. re- sealable bag.

All Pereg products are kosher certified by the Orthodox Union (OU) and CRC, and are dairy and lactose-free as well as all natural, with no additives or preservatives. Many are also certified gluten-free and non-GMO.

Pereg products are available at select kosher stores, specialty stores, natural food stores and on-line at www.pereg-gourmet.com.  For recipes visit www.pereg-spices.com/blog/. Follow Pereg on FB and Twitter @pereggourmet.

Photo: Hawaije For Coffee Spice from Pereg-Gourmet; MSRP: $3.79, 3.5 oz jar.
Note to Media: Photos, samples and interviews are available. For arrangements contact: Vicki Jakubovic, Vickigj@gmail.com; 973-519-8926.

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