From the Ground Up
Posted On Feb 02, 2016
A father-son duo puts a fresh, healthy spin on spices — that in turn make you cook like a genius.
If life’s feeling a little bland, take heart… With some kick from Mother Nature and influence from distant cultures, your tried-and-true meals become inspiring show-stealers — all without salt, sugar, and GMOs. Our new spice obsession, Ground2Table (ground2table.com), may have an ethos that seems a little foreign to many in the Western world, with those wheels of spice racks in our cabinets — you know… allspice, cumin, nutmeg, coriander. You see, Ground2Table’s founding father-son duo, Jay and Paul Fishman, have taken inspiration from far-flung travels and packaged the highest-quality, single-serving seasonings to ensure that each prepared meal is the freshest it can be. (That’s how it’s done through much of the world.)
Tasking themselves with the challenge of including maximum zest and healthy properties into one-time, use-them-all packets — organic, sugar- and salt-free, and responsibly sourced, every time — the Fishman’s offer a really beautiful spectrum of spice packs. Taco, “Chinese five spice,” Poultry, Italian, Curry, Salsa, All Purpose (in Spicy and milder iterations), and more. Ground2Table’s fresh and organic takes on those classic flavors make for revolutionary meals. Recipes are available on the site, although experimentation is a natural byproduct of Ground2Table’s philosophy. Mesquite burgers, spiced cookies, coconut chicken curry, and veggie soup stock are all given new life… and the folks around your table will think you belong on Master Chef. Meanwhile, their very cool website promotes the company’s philosophy of “buy small, use it all,” in fact, a concept that adds to a healthy eating repertoire, reduces waste, and promotes loftier sourcing principles.
For anyone who has long loved to cook, or who’s been on the “let’s see if I can actually cook” train (helped along beautifully by meal-prep delivery services like Blue Apron and Plated), this is a really nice and worthwhile investment. And since you can sample all of their offerings for $19.99, it’s a delicious risk you really ought to take.