Foundation. Flavor. Food.
One of the oldest in the history of spices, this tiny seed is full of flavor, crunch, and even health benefits. The scientific name for sesame seed is Sesamum indicum. The name sesame seed comes from the Greek word sesamon. It is used frequently in Middle Eastern, Asian, Mediterranean, and northern African cooking. You will find that sesame oil is an extremely important ingredient for some countries, with Japan being the country with the highest interest in importing the oil.
Sesame seeds are popular in baking for their nutty flavor and in savory spice mixes. You can combine these seeds with honey, sauces, or dips of all sorts for a nuttier flavor profile.
These white seeds can be ground up to make a paste called tahini, something that is used in the production of hummus. Tahini is also delicious on pita bread, as a vegetable dip, and when spread on fruit.
Sesame seeds are also excellent to look at on top of breads, and you will sometimes see a variety of colors on rolls as a decoration.
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.