The story behind Pierina Spice blend.
my mother, and a great inspiration in my life.
She taught me many things, but most importantly, she taught me what love
is. In her calm way and endless giving
to me and the rest of our family, she taught me everything one needs to know.
Pierina studied in a French school in Nazareth called "St. Joseph’s”. The nuns loved her so much that they asked
her to stay after graduation and become a teacher. She agreed and taught at the school until she
became engaged to my father. My brothers
and I studied at the same school, which still exists. According to school regulations, a married
woman couldn`t serve as a teacher, so my mother had to quit. Although Pierina
didn`t teach at "St. Joseph’s” after that, luckily enough she kept teaching us. Anyone who has ever met her is captivated by
her honesty, intelligeance and charm. Pierina speaks Arabic, French, Hebrew,
English and some Italian. So if you meet
her, you can easily communicate!
When I grew
up and left home, I knew how special my mother was. Every son loves his mother because of what he
receives from her, but I understood that my mom is more than a good
mother. She is a woman with a big heart
and she has her fine way of doing things.
I don`t remember her ever shouting at me. She taught me that there`s always another way
of doing things, the way of love and gentleness. I was always very attached to her. She taught me everything with patience and
love, explaining every detail until I understood.
Growing up, I
spent a lot of time watching her deal with everything at home. It takes plenty of work to keep a
household. There are so many big and small
things to take care of, and my mother put endless love into all the laundry,
cooking, cleaning and other tasks. The
blankets, tablecloths and napkins were all embroidered and knitted by her. Everything was so beautiful and artistically
done. She used to knit sweaters and vests
for us and we proudly walked around town, wearing her warm creations.
crowning glory was her food, which was especially delicious.
customary in our society, my mother learned to cook from her mother and
mother-in-law. This was a time when women had to count on themselves for many things. My grandmothers held much knowledge in
culinary, folk herbal medicine, wise household management and social
relations. Life was very different. A great deal of that knowledge still exists,
but parts are disappearing. Personally,
I find it very important to maintain the knowledge and keep the recipes with
much love to share for generations to come.
Pierina was a central figure in my life and a great influence on me. Because of her I am a man of food, of kitchen
and cooking. My mother taught me that
food and cooking can be much deeper and broader than just substance for your
stomach. My father and other family
members completed the picture, and without them I wouldn`t be who I am today.
wanted to honor my mother with a present that would never be forgotten and would
show my love and appreciation to her.
What is more appropriate than her name on a spice? In this way, the world will get to know my
mother and she will be remembered for who she is. Her name will be heard in my shop and it will
always give me the feeling of her presence, bringing all the good things that I
cherish. That is why I prepared a spice blend
with her name: "Pierina Spice”.
contains 100% pure spices. Mother
herself used to prepare special blends of secret components, all of which I put
in the blend. However, the real secret
is my mother`s love for our family and for people in general.
So I chose
to prepare it and serve it to you, a real Galilean-Nazarene blend of my
childhood. Now this special flavor can
be sent anywhere throughout the world, and I hope everyone will get to feel my
mother`s love – the love of Nazareth and Galilee – in their own kitchens.
hope you will enjoy Pierina’s Spice blend and will also spread love to all who