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Coriander, Coriandrum sativum, is one of the few plants that produce both an herb and a spice; with the others being dill (dill weed and dill seed) and fenugreek (fenugreek leaves and fenugreek seed). From the leaves of the coriander plant comes the herb best known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, while the dry fruits of the plant are recognized as coriander seeds. An individual coriander plant can only be cultivated for one of these, as the “cilantro” leaves must be picked before the plant matures to produce the seeds.
The word coriander is derived from the Greek word “koris”, which means bug and this probably stems from the offensive "buggy" smell that the seed has when unripe. When a recipe calls for coriander, it is almost always referring to the seeds as a spice, and not the leaves of the plant.
In September of 2019 our Chef/Owner, David Humphrey, started A&H Provisions to help bring a local option for spices to the Atlanta, Georgia area. An option that will give local residents the ability to have a spice merchant help them make the right choices when purchasing their spices. We will source our product so as to provide you with freshest product possible.
Chef David has been in the culinary industry for over 25 years. His first job was at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. After that he was hooked on the industry. He would continue to work with food whether it was in the back or front of house, in positions from entry level to managerial. In 2010, Chef David enrolled in culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Chicago and then graduated in March of 2012 with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. He then began working at fine dining restaurants in Chicago, amongst them were, Bistro Bordeaux, Fork and A10. In 2016, He moved to Lawrenceville, Georgia and began working at restaurants there, then eventually switched over to Private Chef work before starting A&H Provisions.
At A&H Provisions, we have the belief that making great food starts with a solid FOUNDATION. Our spices provide that foundation for ultimate FLAVOR, which will give you the greatest tasting FOOD for you and your family.