The Zaytoun Cooks Hamper is an undeniably wonderful gift for any cook. What’s inside? A 250ml bottle of organic extra virgin olive oil, a jar of za’atar zesty thyme herb mix, and finally a 250g box of delicious Medjoul dates. Fair Trader Holmfirth is proud to be a stockist for Zaytoun which is a social enterprise supporting Palestinian Farmers through fair trade.
The olive oil is organic, fairtrade and ethically sourced, made from hand-picked Palestinian olives. This rich, peppery oil was the world’s first olive oil to be awarded Fairtrade certification. Sourced from small-scale farmers in the West Bank, it won a Great Taste Award in 2022. Perfect for cooking with or as a dressing.
Zaytoun Za’atar Zesty Thyme Herb Mix uses an indigenous Palestinian variety of thyme. The thyme is hand-mixed with toasted sesame, sumac, and sea salt. The result is a mouth-watering herb mix that is not only a seasoning but also a topping, or even a dip. Try it the traditional way, with olive oil and freshly baked bread. Why not use it as a seasoning for chicken, roast lamb, fish, and also vegetables? Use it sprinkled on eggs or tomato salad. Palestinian folklore believes that za’atar aids concentration; because of this children often go to school with olive oil and za’atar-soaked bread as part of their lunch. Za’atar is the Arabic name for the herb we call thyme.
The size and rich caramel succulence mean that Medjoul dates are “The King of Dates”. Not only high in fibre and potassium but also with a natural sweetness. They are a delicious treat at any time of the day. Enjoy simply with a cup of coffee or as an added luxury to both desserts and cheese boards.
The Zaytoun Cooks Hamper at a glance
- 250ml award winning organic extra virgin olive oil
- 80g jar Za’atar Zesty Thyme Herb Mix
- 250g Medjoul dates
Presented in recyclable packaging