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Chef's Essences

Add pure flavor and aroma to any food or beverage with a single drop of these Aftelier Chef's Essences(R), sourced from the finest pure essential oils. This collection was developed by Mandy Aftel, award-winning natural perfumer and co-author of the cookbook Aroma: The Magic of Essential Oils in Food. Each all-natural oil captures the pure flavor of its key ingredient for adding to everything from soups and salads to ice cream, cakes and cocktails. Easy to use, the intensely flavored oils transform an everyday dish into something luxurious-all you need is one to two drops to flavor an entire recipe. Sweet Basil: Great with tomatoes, salads, sauces, soups, chicken, fish, seafood and meat; or add a drop to marinades and vinaigrettes. Black Pepper: A welcome addition to soups, sauces, clear broths (no flakes!), marinades, meat, chicken, salads, pastas, cocktails-almost anything. Fresh Ginger: Enlivens stir-fries, noodle salads, citrus vinaigrettes, gingerbread, cookies, chocolate, fruit desserts and whipped cream. Asian Lemon: A showstopper when added to vegetables, seafood, cocktails, tropical fruits, ice cream and pound cake. Warm Nutmeg: Perfect in cakes, puddings and other desserts; also delicious in potato and vegetable dishes, stews, pasta sauces, poultry and seafood. Each 5ml bottle contains approximately 150 drops and includes a built-in dropper. Hand made in small batches in the USA with produce that is sourced from fine growers around the world. Chef's Essences(R) can be stored at room temperature and will keep indefinitely. Made in USA.
Average Customer Rating:
4 out of 5
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1 of 1(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Chef's Essences
Review 1 for Chef's Essences
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
March 20, 2014
Ability level:Intermediate
Purchased:More than once
Would You Recommend? Yes
3of 3found this review helpful.
Adds Great Depth of Flavor
March 20, 2014
I have this in the sweet basil and nutmeg. I was hesitant at first because the price seemed a bit high considering the amount of liquid that comes in each bottle. However, you truly do only need a drop to add tremendous flavor and aroma to your meals and baked goods. Just be careful when adding the drops, as new bottles tend to release drops quickly. The basil is great for risottos and soups and the nutmeg is wonderful for baking. They last a long time, and the wonderful flavor you can achieve makes these worthy of their price. I definitely recommend!
Pros: Amount, Authentic, Quality, Time-saver, Flavor, a little goes a long way