Well-Made Condiments by Sir Kensington's
Why read a story about condiments? Or, for that matter: why write one? After doing a full product range tasting with Sir Kensington's co-founder and CEO Mark Ramadan it became evident that there's a conversation here worth having. Over the last...
Animated Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Mustard
Forgo those store-bought condiments and try your hand at making your own. In addition to tasting better, your sauces and spreads will also avoid those unnecessary added preservatives and "natural" flavors. This simple recipe (just three steps) for...
Bees Knees Spicy Honey
Brooklyn's MixedMade offers just two products: spicy maple syrup (Trees Knees, as they call it) and spicy honey. The latter is made in small batches using raw honey from Hudson Valley beekeepers and infusing chili peppers—and one large pepper gets...
Arlo's Honey Bear
Helping out the world's dwindling honeybee population is Helen Kennedy, who owns the 14-acre Arlo's Honey Farm in the hills of Kelowna in British Columbia. Her bees feed on dandelions, phacelia, Dutch white clover, sunflowers, elderberries, among other...
Habanero Hot Sauce
Packed in an unassuming bottle, Secret Aardvark's habanero hot sauce is quietly becoming an essential staple among hot sauce fanatics. Created by a two-person operation in Portland and sold at farmers markets, this Caribbean/Tex-Mex hybrid can now...
Brooklyn Delhi, Handmade Indian Achaar
Home to a rich food culture, India boasts cuisine that is among the most expansive and diverse in the world. While dishes like Tikka Masala have found their way onto menus around the globe, lesser-known offerings that are nonetheless satisfying and...
Willy B’s Raw and Fermented Hot Sauce
Growing up in a macrobiotic house can lead to both positive and negative reactions from the kids. On the plus side, Willy Barling of Willy B’s understood from a young age that his family prized eating fresh, healthy foods. (Barling also admits that...
Hot Sauce Gift Set
Created by two orthopedic surgeons who have a passion for grilling, Bone Doctors' Hot Pack gift set include Brazen Heat BBQ sauce with habanero and arbor peppers, Sweet & Spicy with peaches, honey, and cayenne, and their new Fire & Brimstone hot sauce...
Mamacita's Gourmet Hot Sauce
Making the farmers market rounds, but also available online through outreach, Mamacita's Gourmet Hot Sauce is a Virginia’s Finest product and a local merchant favorite in its hometown of Richmond. The spicy blend carries more than enough potent flavor...
Whether it's homemade vodka popsicles or alcoholic cupcakes, the CH staff seems partial to sweet treats that involve a little tipple. A welcome newcomer is Denver-based Puff's Preserves; handcrafted small-batch boozy jams that spice up any ho-hum...
Hawt Sauce by Holloway Kitchen
Made from just 10 ingredients, Hawt Sauce is the result of a year's experimentation and is the very first product to emerge from Adam Brooks' start-up culinary enterprise, Holloway Kitchen. “It's unusual in that it's very thick, almost like a salsa...
Interview: Jenny Dawson of Rubies in the Rubble
by Emily Millett Claiming to make the "tastiest chutneys in the nicest possible way," Rubies in the Rubble founder Jenny Dawson is as entrepreneurial as she is charmingly modest. Her award-winning company addresses the issues of food waste, sustainability...
Making Mustard with Brooklyn DIY Supply
Brooklyn DIY Supply is trying to convert you. Bex Ames and Elissa Stanton—the duo behind behind the starter kit company—want you making soap, bitters, pickles, massage bars and lip balm, and they're doing a bang-up job of it. Providing aspiring...
Bamboo Ladies Bamboo Pickles
Thanks to our friends at New York Mouth, we were recently exposed to the bamboo pickles from Bamboo Ladies. The curious condiment is a zesty alternative to pickled cucumbers, with a similar taste profile of dill and garlic that sets itself apart...
Varietal Chile Pepper Extracts
Established New York food critic and author David Rosengarten continues to surprise and delight foodies with his wit and passion for flavors of all types. He's just launched his new line of special finds called "Gastronomic Selections," and the...
Pique Mi Madre
Hand-picked, prepared and packaged in the mountain town of Coamo, Puerto Rico, Pique Mi Madre is the best-looking hot sauce we've also enjoyed tasting. The family-owned company uses only the choicest habanero peppers to give Mi Madre its kick, nicely...
Sir Kensington Ketchup
A healthful mix of tomatoes, agave nectar, apple cider vinegar and other natural ingredients puts Sir Kensington Ketchup on the map somewhere between June Taylor's ultra-artisinal ketchup and the fridge staple from Heinz. The Classic version of...