Freshness counts with dried crushed chile flakes: Look for vibrant purple shards with an oily sheen, and extra vibrancy on the palate. The new Boonville Barn Collective Calabrian Chile Flakes, from the 2021 fall harvest, ship an nearly floral aroma and balanced, lingering warmth with a whisper of sweetness. Use with abandon on pizza, in linguine with clams, even over steamed lobster. The Northern California firm was beforehand referred to as Piment d’Ville, and is thought for Espelette chile powder. Krissy Scommegna and Gideon Burdick took over possession and gave it a brand new identify in 2020, and expanded the stock with assorted entire dried chiles and chile powders, all from chiles that they develop. I solely want the spices got here in steel tins as an alternative of clear jars.
$10.99 for 1.2 ounces, boonvillebarn.com.