Time to retire antique spices — and perhaps win a new spice “wardrobe”
Marczyk Fine Foods wants to know: Has your pantry harbored a jar of Durkee cinnamon or Cross & Blackwell curry powder for 20 years or more? I can do better than that. I still have some really ancient rijstaffel spices from Indonesia that a friend brought me from Holland. They were old when I movd them from New Jersey in 1988. I keep them as a souvenir of the one extraodinary dinner we prepared together a very long time ago. The flavor and aroma of these ancient products left the building a long time ago.
To entice people to try the fresh and flavorful line of Spicely Organic products, Marczyk’s Fine Foods and Fairfax Fine Foods are running an “oldest spice” contest. If you’re in Denver, take those antique spices in to either location by January 7, and the oldest spice of all wins a Pete’s Picks Pack of 12 Spicely Organics spices and a $10 gift card. The rules are simple: All entries must be in their original containers with a “use by” or “sell by” date clearly marked. Also, there must be some spice in the container. The winner will be announced on January 9 and the antique will be displayed at Marczyk’s at 770 East 17th Avenue, Denver 303-894-9499. Fairfax is at 5100 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, 303-243-3355.