Podcasts & Company News
June 1, 2019 VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
BEACH HAVEN, N.J. 11AM to 6PM
We will be at this year’s festival. Stop by our tent and say hello. We will have a selection of dried chiles and chile powders for heat lovers and a selection of spices and other herbal additives for homebrewers. But that aside we want to meet you and see if we can provide your business with quality ingredients for your sauces and brews.
And if you’re ready to add a dry rub to your line of hot sauces or if you want your BBQ restaurant’s secret spice blend packaged for your customers we are ready to talk. See you at the festival.
LATEST NEWS FOR MARCH 2019
Black River Spice & Tea will once again be at the Bernardsville and Madison Farmer’s Markets. We plan to expand on the selection of dried herbs, spices, seasonings and teas (hot and iced) that we normally bring.
OF PARTICULAR NOTE- If you homebrew let us know. We are mulling (excuse the pun) over whether or not we should bring our selection of brewing spices too. As always, our prices at these markets are unbeatable.
We also will be rolling out two new rubs. Try our new TEX-MEX mesquite smoked rub with a blend of Mexican and Southwestern chiles and our Carolina Lemon-Dill Fish Rub next time you’re barbecuing a steak or fish.
We will be at the HopSauce Festival this year at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Beach Haven, NJ on June 1, 2019. We will have all our regular herbs, spices and seasonings plus a selection of ground chile peppers from Ancho to Carolina Reaper. We will also have a selection of spices and botanicals used in brewing beer. All the spices you’ll need if you make your own hot sauce or brew your own beer. For more information about the festival visit their website at: https://www.hopsaucefest.com
ARE YOU COMING?
Chef Bill kinslow from Chef Bill’s Table and Jake’s Restaurant & Bar in Flemington and Pete Nirchio from Black River Spice & Tea Co. did an “on the air” tasting of different kinds of black and white peppercorns.. Listen to their critiques and find out more about why pepper is more than just a hot spice..
The guys, Chef Bill Kinslow and Pete Nirchio, are back and talking about how to corn beef and its history and significance to St. Patrick’s Day. Learn about what spices are used when making corned beef. Hear about some restaurant techniques used for preparing corned beef. Learn about how the canned corn beef industry was a contributor to the great Irish potato famine of 1845-1849. They also discuss why nitrates and nitrites are used in making the corned beef you can buy at the store and if it’s bad for you. Let us know your thoughts by submitting a comment below. You can hear us live on Hunterdon Chamber Radio on the second Monday of each month (usually…).
The guys, Chef Bill Kinslow and Pete Nirchio, are talking about seasonings used on Turkey and other poultry. Hear why herbs go so well with poultry. They also discuss the famous Bell’s Seasoning and interesting trivia about Thanksgiving. You can hear us live at Hunterdon Chamber Radio on the second Monday of each month (usually…).
Listen to our October podcast as Chef Bill Kinslow of Chef Bill’s Table and Pete Nirchio of Black River Spice & Tea discuss the use of spices in pickling and mulling. Find out the difference between spices used for pickling sweet and those used for pickling tart. We also talk about mulling beverages like ciders, wines, brandy, beers and ales.
Chef Bill Kinslow and Pete Nirchio are joined by Caine Fowler of Skunktown Distillery in Flemington, NJ. Listen as they discuss the innovations that this local start-up distillery is making with gin, rum and vodka using ingredients like spices to work their magic! Learn some secrets in making spirits and find out more about how to find their products! Let us know what you think of our broadcast.
We will now ship throughout the 48 contiguous states using common carrier. Minimum order for wholesale is $150.00. We will find the least expensive shipping method depending on the delivery speed you request. All orders shipped must go through our on-line shopping site. We will contact you about the shipping details. To access the site you must create an account. See our FAQ page for details!
Listen to our July 2017 podcast as we discuss the use of dry and wet rubs for grilling and for barbecuing. Learn some tricks of the trade and the formula on how to make your own rub, We discuss cooking techniques, kinds of rubs and more! You can listen to Chef Bill’s Table on Hunterdon Chamber Radio (HCR). Or you can download the app for your smartphone and listen to HRC any time you want.
We’ve posted our podcast for this past Monday (6/12/17) on Chef Bill’s Table. We discussed the kinds of paprika, dishes that use it and how to cook with it if you want to experiment on your own. Listen to our podcast series that will be on every second Monday of each moth at 11:00AM EST. Enjoy the rewind!
Join Pete Nirchio of Black River Spice & Tea Co. and Chef Bill Kinslow, host of “Chef Bill’s Table” as they talk about cinnamon and cassia. Here about what kinds there are, where best to use each, and how to properly cook and bake using them. Learn the Do’s and Don’ts. Join the fun and listen in on our cinnamon tasting. Learn a few things that will help you to bake and cook more effectively with cinnamon and cassia. Remember to tune in every 2nd Monday of the month to hear us discuss and critique a new herb, spice or seasoning.
Chef Bill Kinslow of “Chef Bill’s Table” interviews Pete Nirchio, co-owner of Black River Spice & Tea Co. The topic is black pepper! Find out where it’s from, how it’s made, what kinds there are, and how to use it strategically when cooking. Hear how it is used in some signature dishes and how it brings out flavor! Listen to the podcast here and tune into Hunterdon Chamber Radio in the future to hear more about other spices. We will be talking about herbs and spices once a month!
Our Facebook page is running and ready for you to visit. You can find our FB page here. We will be announcing which local farmer’s markets we will be attending and when we will be there. We sell to the general public only at those markets. If you’re looking for a special herb, spice or tea send us a message and let us know. If we have it or can get it for market day we will let you know and you can pick it up at the market. If you are a business and would like to see some of our products the farmer’s market is a great place to come see us. See you at the market and don’t forget to “like” us!
JUST IN on 4/19/18- We received new shipments of the following:
- Moroccan Grains of Paradise
- Indian Lucknow Fennel
JUST IN on 3/12/18- We received new shipments of the following:
- Moroccan Sweet Orange Peel
- Indian Whole Coriander
- Vietnamese Black Peppercorn
- Spanish Lemon Peel
- Lampong Black Peppercorn
- Indian White Sesame Seeds
JUST IN on 10/11/17- We received new shipments of the following:
- Madagascar Cloves, whole
JUST IN on 10/2/17- We received new shipments of the following:
- Chamomile flowers
JUST IN on 9/27/17- We received new shipments of the following:
- Rose Hips, seedless
- Lavender, Extra
JUST IN on 9/20/17- We received new shipments of the following:
- Star Anise
- Ground Habanero
- Whole Nutmeg
- Granulated Garlic
- Black Pepper
JUST IN on 8/28/17- We added the following to our list of items.
- Mexican Oregano, fancy cut
- Italian Herbs Seasoning
JUST IN on 8/19/17- We just received the following items into stock:
- Egyptian Cilantro
NOW AVAILABLE on 8/17/17-
- Piri Piri
- Poultry Seasoning
- Mild Curry Powder
- Apple & Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Corn Seasoning
- Pickling Spices
JUST IN on 7/12/17- We just received the following items into stock:
- Albanian Summer Savory
- Albanian Sage
- Spanish Thyme
- Spanish Smoked Paprika (Pimentón)
- Lampong Black Peppercorns
- Vietnamese White Peppercorn
JUST IN on 6/18/17- We just received the following items into stock:
- Piment d’Espelette from France
- Kampot Black Pepper from Cambodia