La Maison du Piment (Piment d'Espelette)
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco

La Maison du Piment (Piment d'Espelette)

From France, Espelette is a secret-weapon spice that adds a fruity heat to eggs, soups, and meat rubs without scorching your taste buds. Use a pinch in place of cayenne pepper. [$7 for 40 grams; lamaisondupiment.com]