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Kensal Provisions Silk Road Oil and Ooo' Mami Salt in Local Pantry Recipe Box

Taking advantage of the nature around us can open up so many possibilities in cooking for our wellbeing… that’s why I’ve put nature at the heart of my condiments, salts, teas and oils for delicious flavour enhancement to everyday meals’

- Asia Kostka, London

Inspiration for cooking can come from everywhere, from cultural cuisines to individual ingredients or even architectural beauty, but for Asia it’s the complex tastes & health benefits of nature’s ingredients that inspires her delicious range. No other reason not totuck in, it’s these complex & delicious flavours that mean our cupboards are piled high with her creations!

Explore. Taste. Concoct & Create.

Kensal Provisions local producer in Local Pantry Recipe Box

Starting where all good food journeys start, Asia found herself in the kitchens of Italy in 2009 exploring the flavours, ingredients and tastes of a nation dedicated to perfecting the art of cookery and artisanal produce. Pastas, pizzas and pappardelle you might say… oh no we’re talking Italian cookery at its finest and most explorative! The types of dishes that take you back to childhood for that Disney Ratatouille moment or introducing you to flavours you never thought you could find in a plate of food, and above all else inspiring you to cook every day for a moment of true dining bliss!

Developing and honing her skills Asia brought her talents to the UK keeping a keen eye on her past experiences whilst looking to the future, with new curiosities to explore using the bounty of British seasonal ingredients. And for this reason at the start of 2020 Kensal Provisions came keenly into focus.

Though it started as cooking her condiments for friends and family, Asia soon found a growing demand for her all natural products that heroed flavour and nature’s ingredients above all else. An endless love of food and concocting delicious creations has taken Kensal Provisions to where it is today, finding a loyal following in the South West of London but with growing demand after each Saturday market day in Brook Green market.

The Kensal Provisions range includes a variety of condiments, ranging from Immunity broth (a perfect base for ramen noodle soup) through to Silk Road Oil (the best topping for roasted potatoes and vegetables), meaning our weekday meals have stepped up a gear in flavour.

Kensal Provisions Abuela's Super Sauce in Local Pantry Recipe Box
Kensal Provisions Happy Gut Applesauce in Local Pantry Recipe Box
Kensal Provisions Silk Road Oil and Ooo' Mami Salt in Local Pantry Recipe Box

Starting with her ooo’Mami salt, this was a game changer for us in terms of seasoning our meat and dishes as it is packed with naturally occurring minerals and vitamins. Stealing from Asia’s own words it’s…

‘an umami blanket of wild mushrooms and a curation of dried herbs, to elevate any dish on your table’,

well said we think!! Next we find ourselves going back time and time again to her Abuela’s Super Sauce. Now you might think that this could just be your average Mexican sauce, we’re pleased to say you’re entirely wrong! Taking serious attention to detail Asia has created a smokey chilli sauce that uses four types of dried Mexican chillies, which she charrs, rehydrates overnight and blends with a combination of herbs, pastes and vinegars to create a beautifully balanced sauce that’s perfect for (we think) literally most dishes.

Though we’d love to continue on talking you through each of her delicious products, we always think tasting is the best means of experiencing a product. So, head to our boxes and see which Kensal Provisions products you can try this month!

Recipe boxes that feature Kensal Provision's products in...

Veggie Favourites Recipe Kit Box

9 Easy to follow recipes, each serving 2 people

A mix of tantalizing Vegetarian recipes including dishes such as Happy Gut Applesauce Mac & Cheese with Emmer Rigatoni Pasta and South American Inspired Aji Sauce marinated Feta with Spelt Conchiglie Pasta

Marvellous Meat
Recipe Kit Box

9 Easy to follow recipes, each serving 2 people

Flavourful Meat & Vegetarian recipes including dishes such as Chimichurri Inspired CHIMI Original Sauce lamb koftas with Spelt Flour flatbread and Emma Rigatoni Pasta with Abuela's Super Sauce Chicken Mole

Summertime Fish
Recipe Kit Box

9 Easy to follow recipes, each serving 2 People

Delicious Fish & Vegetarian recipes including dishes such as Silk Road Oil Seabass with Yellow Split Pea Dahl and South American Inspired Aji Sauce Marinated Prawns with Einkorn Gigli Rigati Pasta