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maras and urfa pepper

blane Oct 12, 2012 10:42 AM

what markets carry them in San Francisco?

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: blane Oct 12, 2012 10:46 AM


    Unfortunately Turkuaz Market has closed.

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      Melanie Wong RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 12, 2012 11:09 PM

      And European Turkish Market in Burlingame has closed as well.

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        noodlelife RE: Melanie Wong Oct 21, 2012 06:10 PM

        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!

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      Armoise RE: blane Oct 22, 2012 12:00 AM

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

      1. Robert Lauriston RE: blane Nov 12, 2012 12:14 PM

        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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          Melanie Wong RE: Robert Lauriston Nov 17, 2012 11:46 PM

          Maras or Urfa?

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            Robert Lauriston RE: Melanie Wong Nov 18, 2012 09:00 AM

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


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              Melanie Wong RE: Robert Lauriston Nov 19, 2012 10:55 AM

              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.

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