With a fascinating history as a centre of the spice trade, Cumbrian cuisine has a rich heritage, and local specialities have long included exotic spices with favourites such as Cumberland sausage, potted shrimps, Grasmere gingerbread, and sticky toffee pudding.
Gilpin Spice is inspired by that history and the dishes follow the spice trail along the silk road – from Whitehaven all the way to Japan. We personally source quality spices from farms who believe in nature, and have picked the tastiest dishes of every nation, guarding the authenticity of each dish whilst giving it a unique twist of our own.
An aromatic or pungent vegetable substance used to flavour food
Allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg
Chilli peppers, peppercorns
Black cumin , black mustard seeds, caraway, coriander, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, five spice, garlic, ginger, nigella seeds, star anise, turmeric
Barney and Hrishikesh’s first trip researching the concept, and sourcing the spices…