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Interviewed by Monocle Magazines Radio Show Eureka

October 23, 2017

Founder of Zest & Zing, Taha Fezzani, shared the story of how he created his brand and launched his spice company on an episode of The Entrepreneurs, a weekly business podcast by Monocle Radio. Read more below and click here to listen!

Explore the Exotic Ras El Hanout!

June 05, 2017

There’s no one true recipe for the spice blend Ras el Hanout. Moroccan merchants who were once at the center of the spice trade made it from the best of the best spices they had. Ras el Hanout is a pungent, unique blend frequently used in North African cuisine. It’s strong, complex, and the name of …

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White Truffle Sea Salt: Flavour You Can’t Replicate

May 30, 2017

Everybody knows that white truffles are rare… and expensive. But why do they routinely cost over £6,000 per kilo? Why are the white truffles unearthed in Italy – also known as Alba truffles – each year never enough to fill the demand for them worldwide? It’s because these white truffles are the gold standard in flavour. Their taste profile can’t be replicated …

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Got Sage? Recipes to Spark Your Interest in This Ancient Herb

May 20, 2017

Sage has been around for a long time, both as a culinary ingredient and a medicinal herb for people all across the world. But of course, we love it because it’s a fantastic addition to many great dishes and a nice little brown butter sauce… A Little History Sage actually comes from the Latin word meaning safe, …

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Easy Vegetarian Recipes Made Delicious with Spices!

May 12, 2017

It’s no secret that going vegetarian has certain health benefits. Eliminating meat from your diet means that you consume less saturated fat and cholesterol and more vitamins, potassium, and fiber. And this leads to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and a lower BMI. And all of these positive things can lead to longevity and a reduced risk for …

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Harissa: What To Do With This North African Chilli Blend!

April 29, 2017

It’s spicy. It’s aromatic. It’s different. And you should be using it! A typical North African spice blend, harissa is made from a combination of oil, dried chillies, and spices. There are lots of variations, and in addition to those hot peppers, harissa usually includes garlic, cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper. Recipes differ based on geographic regions and …

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Vegetables, Brunch & Barbecues – Spring with Zest & Zing!

April 13, 2017

Farmer’s markets. Barbecues. Picnics. Brunches. We’re excited.

Finally, spring is here and the weather is warming up! At Zest & Zing, we’re getting inspired by the longer days and seasonal produce, so we’re dreaming up creative ways to use our collection. We’re ready to have friends over, throw dinner parties, and cook lighter and brighter food.

Chinese Five Spice: What It Is and How to Use It!

March 25, 2017

Chinese Five Spice is a unique spice blend that’s been around for over 3,000 years. Though its exact origins are unknown, it’s believed that the Chinese were trying to create a “wonder powder” which incorporated all five tastes of Chinese cuisine – salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and spicy. The number 5 has significance in Chinese food …

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Why Me? Why Zest & Zing? Why You Need Premium Spices…

March 18, 2017

Fancy yourself a foodie? Me too. I’ve always loved cooking. When it comes to food, I have attention to detail. I shop for higher quality ingredients and I’m willing to pay more for them. Simply put, premium spices and herbs make better dishes. I want to simplify things for you. Most people don’t realize that spice-filled …

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