Limited Edition Gusto Green Hemp Za’atar Spice Blend: Batch #001
Despite the look of the tin and the fact that it contains hemp, the new limited edition za’atar spice blend by Chef Michael Magliano of soon-to-open DTLA restaurant Gusto Green will not get you high, unless you’re talking about the euphoric feeling you get when dressing your vegetables, proteins or popcorn with it.
Gusto Green, the hotly anticipated restaurant from the team behind Felix Trattoria in Venice, is offering fans a sneak peek by way of a limited-edition run of the first ever batch of Chef Michael Magliano’s custom za’atar spice blend, featuring hemp leaves exclusively grown for the restaurant by the only federally approved producer of hemp for food, Ziese Farms.
Chef Magliano's unique blend presents a lemony earthiness, with a subtly sweet nutty, and herbaceous finish - ideal for seasonal vegetables, proteins, sprinkled over chips or popcorn, mixed with extra virgin olive oil or Greek yogurt.
Emblematic of Gusto Greens’ approach to plant-forward, intentionally crafted cuisine that never sacrifices flavor, each zero-salt spice blend features:
Hemp Leaves – a protein-packed, vegan superfood, these sustainable leaves grow abundantly and are high in fiber, zinc, potassium, magnesium, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as polyphenols (an antioxidant associated with anti-aging, healthy skin, and other benefits)
Salicornia, or Sea Asparagus – sustainably grown in the waters of Baja California, this ingredient is known for its salty, umami taste (a product of its diverse mineral content); Chef Magliano uses Salicornia or “green salt” in lieu of traditional salt; a nutrient- and antioxidant-rich addition, Salicornia is high in chlorophyll, Vitamin B3, potassium, and magnesium
Additional ingredients - Sumac, Toasted Sesame Seed, Coriander, Cumin, Aleppo Pepper
Ships to continental US addresses only. Ships USPS Ground the week of October 11th. Shipping costs included.
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More about Gusto Green:
Gusto Green is a progressive new restaurant and lifestyle destination from the masterminds behind nationally acclaimed restaurant Felix Trattoria, as well as award-winning culinary concepts across North America. Gusto Green seeks to create a space where life is enriched, through connection to community, creating access to the cannabis and plant-medicine movements, and pushing the boundaries of food innovation. Menus are plant-forward, omnivore-friendly with an obsessive commitment to quality, leaning toward sharing, seasonality, sustainability, local and progressive purveyors, and even foraging. More than a restaurant, Gusto Green will host regular social events at the building’s penthouse and seven-story rooftop. Think wellness events, collaborative and educational dinners, live music and featured concerts, community activations and opportunities to explore cannabis. Gusto Green will open Fall 2021 for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
More about Ziese Farms:
The Ziese Family ran farms for generations from Germany to California, always taking care of the crop, land, workers, and community. Today, Ziese Farms honors that legacy by bringing these same ethics to their hemp food farming. Ziese Farms is a world-leading hemp food company that has achieved the first and only known allowances for the use of the hemp leaf for foods. The company has developed IP and patent pending hemp cultivars and raw leaf foods, among other sustainable products. By providing license to use their hemp/cannabis patents, Ziese Farms is working with the non-profit Rodale Institute (a pioneer in organic agriculture research) to explore the power of the cannabis plant to supply the needs of humanity, nutritionally and environmentally. Findings from their collaborative study are expected to be published in late 2022 or early 2023, with the intention of providing publicly available data that can support farmers across the globe. For more information, visit the farm’s website, www.ziesefarms.com; the only restaurant featuring Ziese Farms hemp is Gusto Green in Los Angeles, CA.