The municipality of Almopia in Northern Greece is one of the few producer areas of traditionally smoked chili flakes. In the remote villages of Garefi and Ksifiani the locals use their red horn pepper produce to make a smoky, sweet, and delicately spicy chili that is very popular in their region but almost unknown elsewhere. Every fall our supplier smokes his peppers with birch wood, according to a traditional process that lasts for three weeks. For an unexplainable reason, our male customers are particularly fond of this spice.
Chili flakes can be used in the cooking or as a seasoning. Being only delicately spicy, they are great for giving a deeper flavor to your favorite meals. Here at Daphnis and Chloe we love to pair them with oregano or fennel seeds. We always add them to our pizzas and tomato sauces.
This is the glass jar version. Chili Flakes are also available in clear sachets.
Two options that you can make ahead and enjoy all summer long.June 15, 2016
Fused with our own chili flakes and fragrant fennel seeds.November 11, 2014
A delicious vegan recipe handed down by the monks of Mount Athos.October 17, 2014
This smoky and herby soup is a great entree for the first “hot menus” of fall.October 7, 2014