Cooks Clamor for Fresh Herbs

It’s no secret – the culinary world is clawing at foods rich in fresh herbs…from Jean Georges Vongerichten’s Black Bass with chiles, herbs red bliss potatoes and spinach, which was just voted one of the best dishes by The New York Times, to New York magazine’s account of the “brash aggressive flavors” of garlic and chiles that turn cauliflower and Brussels sprouts into a ‘can’t miss’ dish – fresh herbs are a recurring theme that cannot be ignored.

Foodies agree that a starring role of fresh herbs in fine cuisine is one of the hottest trends in the culinary world today. Chefs delight in using herbs to pack a flavorful punch, and restaurants are hiring foragers to scour the parks and forests to bring back nature’s bounty.  Up until now, home cooks have had to buy large quantities of herbs from farmer’s markets or grocery stores.  All that has changed. Dorot, an international purveyor of fine herbs and seasonings, has arrived on American soil to give consumers the benefits of farm-fresh herbs without the hassle, expense and short shelf life of fresh produce.

Despite their popularity and coveted flavor profiles, fresh herbs are frequently used in small quantities and often go to waste. Sensing this quandary, Dorot has introduced a line of fresh herbs and spices that are chopped and quickly frozen in convenient pre-portioned ice cube trays. Gourmets on the go will appreciate the time-saving convenience of pre-portioned herbs.

There’s no need to chop, grate or even defrost: just add a cube to whatever’s cooking.

“The only thing more painful than seeing a beautifully prepared meal go to waste, is seeing the ingredients get spoiled before they’ve even had a chance to be prepared,” said Dorot’s CEO & VP of International Marketing, Tal Tal-Or. “Consumers can tell when a piece of fish or meat is truly fresh.  Herbs and seasonings are no different.”

Dorot’s slim trays fit easily in a cramped freezer and can last up to 24 months so fresh herbs are within reach at all times. Furthermore, Dorot is all natural (no preservatives, trans fats, food coloring, or cholesterol) and gluten-free.

Dorot is available in numerous flavors, including Crushed Garlic, Crushed Ginger, Chopped Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Chili and Dill. Dorot Fresh Herbs and Spices can be found in many grocery stores with a suggested retail price of approximately $1.99 – $2.99.  More information is available at


Irresistible flavored cheese popsicles Cheese Balls

Ingredients for about 16 units:
1/2 cup goat cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup soft cream cheese
Mix all the cheese kinds and put in a bowl, divide into 4 portions.

Garlic & Dill Cheese Balls, add:
1 Dorot Crushed Garlic cubes
4 Dorot Chopped Dill cubes
Mix with 1/4 of the cheese, roll 4 balls and refrigerate.

For Chili Cheese Balls, add:
3 Dorot Chopped Chili cubes
Mix with 1/4 of the cheese, roll 4 balls and refrigerate.

For Basil & Dried Tomatoes Cheese Balls, add 
1 tablespoon of chopped dried tomatoes
4 Chopped Basil cubes
Mix with 1/4 of the cheese, roll 4 balls and refrigerate.

For Garlic Cheese Balls coated with crushed pistachios,
3 Dorot Crushed Garlic cubes

3 tsp of crushed pistachios
Mix garlic cubes with 1/4 of the cheese roll 4 balls; roll the balls in crushed pistachios and


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