The Zaytoun Luxury 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, 150g raw almonds, 200g giant couscous 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. Significantly, this rich, peppery oil was the world’s first olive oil to have 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. Thyme, toasted sesame, sumac, and sea salt are mixed by hand, and the result is a mouth-watering herb mix. It’s 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? 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 raw almonds are picked and shelled by hand. They are full of the season’s sweetness due to being harvested in late Summer and sun-dried.
Giant couscous Maftoul is a traditional Palestinian grain containing bulgar wheat and whole wheat flour. With a firm texture and nutty flavour, it makes a delicious alternative to other grains.
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 Luxury Cooks Hamper at a glance
- 250ml award-winning organic extra virgin olive oil
- 80g jar Za’atar Zesty Thyme Herb Mix
- 150g raw almonds
- 200g giant couscous
- 250g Medjoul dates
Presented in recyclable packaging
We will replace the couscous with Freekeh as there are issues at the moment with stock.