Daphnis and Chloe is a culinary herb and spice company dedicated to cooks who are looking for Mediterranean ingredients of the finest quality.
"We established Daphnis and Chloe in 2013, in a small workshop right under the Acropolis Hill of Athens. Our dream was to see the limited batch terroir herbs of Greece in the kitchens of home cooks worldwide.
We come from a small country, with a peculiar geographical distribution and variable microclimates where Mediterranean herbs thrive. Studied by scientists and traded by farmers since the beginning of history, these little known ingredients have great culinary value. However, they rarely cross the borders of their places of origin.
Our job has become to travel the country for superior herbs and inspire farmers to believe in forgotten, heirloom varieties. We source from small organic farms across Greece, and we know our growers by their first name. Curating our plants’ journey from sourcing to shipping, we make sure they’ll maintain their magical properties all the way to your kitchen!"
Oregano from Sweet Marjoram:
"Sweet and zesty, marjoram has the fame of being one the herbs that best maintain their full flavor and aroma after dried. It contributes a nice flavor to pork, soups, stuffings, and legumes. You can use it as a topping for hummus or toss in a beetroot salad. Excellent for seasoning veggie roasts.
In the local cuisine of the Ionian islands, marjoram is an essential ingredient for lentil soup. Some enjoy it the most as an herbal tea: Infuse 1tsp at 95C for 5mins, covered. Steep and serve."