Rumi Spice Blog: News, Updates, Saffron Tips, & More

Rumi’s Marketing Manager Shares Her Favorite Ways to Cook with Berbere

 I love cooking with our Ethiopian Berbere blend due to its vibrant peppery flavor profile, complexity, and most of all, its versatility. It goes great on everything from simple roasted salmon to chicken kebabs to hearty grain salads (many of my weeknight staples).

Celebrating Eid-ul-fitr with Family, Friends and Food

Eid-ul-fitr is one of the two major holidays that Muslims celebrate and marks the end of the month of Ramadan. We were lucky enough to collaborate with Habiba Syed, a young Afghan chef, to learn more about her Eid traditions and signature recipes, like this delicious saffron falooda.

Rumi Reflects on Five Years our Shark Tank Appearance

Five years ago, Rumi's founders appeared on an episode of ABC’s Shark Tank. In celebration of the 5-year anniversary of this episode, we sat down with our founders to ask them about their experience on the show and what they’ve learned since then. Thanks to all of you who have become amazing brand fans since watching the episode.

Rumi CEO, Patti Doyle, Shares Her Favorite Ways to Cook with Dill Seed

Our CEO and head spice girl, Patti Doyle, shares her favorites ways to cook with our newest spice, Dill Seed. From potatoes to pickles, salsas to salads - there's no wrong way to add a pop of zesty flavor with this bright and bold spice.

Meet Rumi, The Man Behind Our Mission

You’re likely familiar with our vibrant Middle Eastern flavors and have (hopefully) had the chance to try our premium...

Celebrate Ramadan with Rumi Spice and featured chef Habiba Syed

Ramadan represents a holy month of fasting, introspection, and prayer for Muslims. Because fasting is a key part of Ramadan, the foods eaten before and after the fast play an especially important role. We were fortunate enough to chat with Habiba Syed, a young Afghan chef, about her family’s Ramadan traditions, and are excited to share her family's recipes for Golden Potato Pakoras and Fresh Cilantro Chutney with you.

Celebrating Nowruz (or Persian New Year) with Rumi Spice

 Nowruz, or Persian New Year, falls on March 20th this year, marking the arrival of spring and for many, a new spiritual beginning. The holiday is traditionally marked by a celebratory feast, featuring robust flavors like cardamom, saffron, rosewater, and cumin. Read on to learn more about Nowruz and discover some of our favorite recipes to ring in the springtime.

B the Best for the World: Celebrating B Corp Month with Rumi Spice

We are B Corp proud. As a B Corporation, we’re proud to go beyond the business, keeping mission and community at the core of everything we do. Come behind the B and learn more about our dedication to creating jobs and peace in Afghanistan by using spice as a force for good.

Rumi Spice Update: 2021 and Beyond

Rumi Spice’s focus is to drive economic development in Afghanistan through agriculture. In early 2017, we began sourc...

Warm Up This Season With These Three Out-Of-The-Box Ideas For Cooking With Mulling Spice

Mulling spice adds a rich depth of flavor to so much more than mulled wine. Get inspired to cook with our mulling spice blend, from savory to sweet and everything in between. Rumi Spice’s mulling spice blend contains Rumi saffron threads and whole Herati coriander seeds for a unique take on this traditional holiday spice. 

Set Savory Aside: The Sweet Saffron Recipes You Need In Your Life

Saffron is a signature flavor in many savory dishes, but have you tried your hand at saffron sweets? Saffron’s flavor lends a floral and earthy quality to your favorite baked goods and cocktails. Explore some of our favorite saffron sweet recipes, with some traditional preparations and some more modern takes on how to use the golden spice.

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