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maras and urfa pepper

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  • blane Oct 12, 2012 10:42 AM
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what markets carry them in San Francisco?

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    Unfortunately Turkuaz Market has closed.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      And European Turkish Market in Burlingame has closed as well.

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        I first bought Urfa pepper from Spice Station in Silverlake in LA and was scrambling when I ran out, and happened to find a small jar at the Pasta Shop in Berkeley on 4th Street - bottled by the Whole Spice Company, so I'd assume that if you can't find it there then call them or see if the shop at Oxbow Public Market has it... good luck!

    2. Not in San Francisco, but Whole Spice in the Oxbow Market in Napa does, and they have online ordering...

      1. I tried this for the first time and it's great stuff. Absolutely unique flavor. A little heat but pretty mild.

        The Pasta Shop jar is $6 for two ounces, which for me would be two or three dishes. Whole Spice also has a pound for $15.

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Maras or Urfa?

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            Oops, I was talking about Urfa, though they have Maras / Marash at the same prices:

            http://www.markethallfoods.com/produc...
            http://wholespice.com/frame/default.a...

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              I love them both. They've supplanted piment d'espelette and Aleppo pepper in my kitchen for many things. I like the large, slightly oily flakes for use as a table pepper. Urfa seems to have a bittersweet chocolate character to me, as well as a dried fruitiness, or perhaps I'm merely being swayed by the dark brown color.