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Have you ever begun to make a rich curry from scratch and been amazed at how many spices it takes to build up the complex bouquet of flavours? Specialities like garam masala and harissa would certainly have not been found in our grandparents' spice jars. With increasing globalisation, digital connection and rising interest in exotic cuisines, most spices, herbs and berries are now just a few clicks away. Even salt has undergone a revolution and is now available in countless mixes and types. Villeroy & Boch has created salt and spice jars in various designs to make sure that these often expensive spices stay fresh for longer.
Poppy seeds, dried berries, cardamom pods... almost all natural flavour enhancers fit in the little spice jars. Porcelain is the ideal material for storage. Even intense colour pigments like those from rose paprika or turmeric do not adhere to its surface, while the sealed lid protects even the most subtle of flavours. This is especially important in the kitchen cupboard, where spices with a dominant smell can have an impact on the taste of all products in the cupboard. The lovingly-designed spice jars and modern spice shakers in the various Villeroy & Boch collections also look good as useful accessories on the dining table, so that you always have the most important spices to hand for every dish.
Both the spice jars and most of the lids are made from premium porcelain – a porcelain with a long history that Villeroy & Boch has developed over the years to bring together the best properties of various porcelain varieties. As well as a radiant white colour, premium porcelain has high impact resistance and strong rims, so that the rims of the jars and lids will not be damaged even with regular use. The complex fruit designs on the spice jars in country style are painted delicately, and the décors within the reliefs on the sides also show an extraordinary eye for detail. The colours are sealed with a lead-free glaze that makes all the spice jars dishwasher safe.
With the right spices, you can turn a boring chicken breast into a spicy adventure, a bland omelette into a tasty breakfast or simple hot milk into an Indian chai. Use the spice jars to put together your very own mixture. Decide for yourself whether you think lavender should be part of the herbes de Provence or mix cocoa, sugar and pepper for a hot chocolate with bite. Just as the spices can be combined with one another, the charming jars from Villeroy & Boch can be teamed with other tableware – sometimes their colours make a cheerful statement, other times their simple design underlines the elegance of a carefully-composed table.