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Bringing you a world of exciting flavors 

Synchronicity is a concept introduced by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, that claims events are "meaningful coincidences" that have a rather significant relationship.  Hence, everything we have done so far in our lives has brought us to exactly where we are now.    

We are a team of hospitality professionals that have worked in international hotels, restaurants, as hospitality educators, and catering for over 30 years.   

We've lived and worked in many wonderful places, enjoying the food, wine, culture and people but found our home in Southern California, where the weather, business climate and casual lifestyle is unsurpassed.   

On a recent trip to Chicago, to the largest food show in the nation, with thousands of vendors at the National Restaurant Association Show, it was synchronicity that Maureen would meet Andreas Essendorfer and taste his incredible pestos, dips and sauces.  In his Bavarian Trachtenwear, Andreas gave credence to the authenticity and exceptional standards of excellence for which German products are known.  As he described how he travels the world in search of new flavors and forages for herbs in the Bavarian forest, creating exciting new and different "taste explosions" to enhance all of your menus.  I was already sold on the product line, and when he further added that a story is captured in each jar, I was convinced that we must bring it home for all of Southern California to enjoy!   

 

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bavaria

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Known throughout the world for its' fairytale castles, Oktoberfest and beer, Bavaria is also a major agricultural region in Germany, producing high quality food with environmentally compatible cultivation methods that is essential to the preservation and sustainable use of the alpine region.  

 Beautiful Lake Schliersee in the heart of Bavaria, at the foothills of the Alps, is a well known area for health & wellness retreats.    For centuries, locals have taken walks in the woods to gather herbs, vegetables and berries.  Thanks to the Bavarian Ministry of Agriculture for leading a  research team of experts, the area has become a protected forest of natural and medicinal herbs and foods that are sourced and utilized in many of the products developed by Essendorfer Genusschmelzerei.   Genussschmelzerei, one who indulges in the melding or blending (of flavors).

Beautiful Lake Schliersee in the heart of Bavaria, at the foothills of the Alps, is a well known area for health & wellness retreats.  

For centuries, locals have taken walks in the woods to gather herbs, vegetables and berries.  Thanks to the Bavarian Ministry of Agriculture for leading a  research team of experts, the area has become a protected forest of natural and medicinal herbs and foods that are sourced and utilized in many of the products developed by Essendorfer Genusschmelzerei.   Genussschmelzerei, one who indulges in the melding or blending (of flavors).

 

featured flavor

KRAUT GEGEN DUMMHEIT

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HERBS AGAINST STUPIDITY

As a result of a disagreement with a friend, Herbs Against Stupidity was created.  A hiker and naturalist, Mr. Essendorfer went for a walk in the woods to clear his mind and found inspiration for a cure to ease the tension between himself and his friend.  He foraged for herbs that are known to have a calming effect, blending them with other herbs and spices to create a magical healing potion to bring back harmony and balance in their relationship.   

Give this pesto to someone you care about that just may need a special remedy to cure something stupid! 

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Andreas
Essendorfer

On many journeys throughout the world, Andreas Essendorfer has not only climbed every mountain and rode with every ship, but also looked into every cooking pot. Preferably in the pots very far back on the stove. 

Above all, he discovered the art of preserving the precious things in life. This old knowledge is thus harmoniously combined with the best ingredients, craftsmanship and a quantum of culinary coolness. This creates taste with history that conjures a smile on your face

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