Foundation. Flavor. Food.
Pronuonced "raas el ha newt", Ras el Hanout may be the ultimate exotic blend and is Morocco's spicy answer to India's complex curries. If you love Moroccan cuisine, then this is one spice blend that must be in your spice cabinet. In most Moroccan kitchen’s this is not considered an everyday spice blend but is instead reserved more for specialty dishes.
Ras el Hanout translates to “top of the shop” and for Moroccan spices merchants (called souks in Morocco) it is a badge of honor to have the region’s most sought after version of this blend. Some versions have been known to have as many as 100 individual spices and there are stories of some of the most sought after spice merchants creating custom blends of Ras el Hanout for distinguished and discreet customers with ingredients that included Spanish fly and even hashish.
Our version of Ras el Hanout skips the Spanish fly and hash but does have traditional ingredients like cubeb pepper, lavender, long pepper and rose petals. A top quality Ras el Hanout is an impressive representation of how a carefully crafted mix of diverse spices can be married to create a spice blend where the sum is much greater than the individual spices.
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.