Peace and Plenty in the News
Instead of using imported saffron and piment d’espelette from Europe, Hoffman sources his spices from local farmers.
"Peace & Plenty Farm in Kelseyville grows and produces aromatic saffron from crocus bulbs (corms), and the Bucket Ranch in Boonville, which grows a red Basque pepper from seed, then dries and grinds them into a powder known as Piment d’Ville. (see sidebar on the two niche farms)"
Cooking in proximity to the niche farms of the North Coast has perks, especially if you are fond of Mediterranean food.