Burlap & Barrel Silk Chili

For the better part of a millennium, the spice trade has been notoriously exploitative and untransparent. Sadly, that’s often still the case today. Burlap & Barrel sources its single-origin spices with painstaking care and builds supportive, long-term relationships with its smallholder farmer-partners: no middle men. Spices this fresh “are a revelation,” says Marketplace Editor Elizabeth, who now stocks over 20 varieties. She puts her favorite — Silk Chili, a fruity, mildly spicy Turkish pepper — on everything from eggs to clams.

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