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Bad Seed's Chili Granola
by Jenny Miller Occasionally an idea comes along that's so good it seems astounding nobody's thought of it before. This just happens to be the case with Chili Granola, a new product from Brooklyn-based company Bad Seed—a joint endeavor helmed by...
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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...
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Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts
With its long history of rich cuisine and global mix of cultures, partnered with a natural bounty of produce and seafood, it's no surprise that Hawaii is home to some of the most spectacular cuisine this side of the Pacific. From ancient Hawaiian...
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Baker's Bark Craft Beer Spice Rub
With grilling season just around the corner, there's no better time to step up your barbecue game with a bit of spice. The crew at Georgia-based Baker's Bark brought in a favorite grilling companion to add a unique maltiness to their smoky spice...
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Flavo{u}r 21
Taking risks in the kitchen is one of the great joys of cooking at home. Chef, restauranteur, consultant and flavor expert Laura Santtini's unique products have held the attention of our tastebuds for some time—from her vegetarian Umami paste (made...
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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...
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Winter Daal Recipe
Longtime Washington DC resident Rano Singh, on a mission to prepare traditional Indian meals, became frustrated with the lack of spices available in her town. Even with regular trips to suburban Indian grocery stores, she found that often what greets...
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The Golden Rules of Spices
There are few people as enthused by spices as Ethné and Philippe de Vienne. The couple has spent the last two decades traveling the world in search of spices to satisfy their exploratory palettes. And more than that, they wanted the inside scoop...
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Patric Chocolate
Alan Patric McClure has been in the chocolate business for a decade; after his chocolate tour through France in 2004, there was no turning back. He spent the next two years experimenting with chocolate-making before finally settling on a bar for...
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PDT and La Boîte Bloody Mary Spices
Jim Meehan, Managing Partner of New York City's no-longer-a-secret cocktail venue PDT (Please Don't Tell), regularly uses ingredients from Lior Lev Sercarz's biscuit and spice shop La Boîte à Epice for glass rims and garnish. It makes sense, since...
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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...
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Chai Time
No matter what the weather, chai remains a perennial favorite for its mix of sharp spices and pleasant sweetness, balanced out by a milky base. Coming away from the 2012 Fancy Food Show, we found four small businesses who are channeling the classic...
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Bourbon Barrel Foods
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, the city known as the gateway to bourbon country, Matt Jamie has found a new way to repurpose barrels that have been used to age the region's signature spirit. Bourbon Barrel Foods makes micro-brewed and barrel-aged...
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Taste #5 Umami Far Eastern Vegetarian Paste
Giving her "little tube of magic" new meat-free appeal, London-based restaurateur and flavor specialist Laura Santtini recently teamed up with renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa to create Taste #5 Umami Far Eastern Vegetarian. This savory, garlic-based...
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Crave Canyon Popcorn
It's no secret that we're obsessive fans of unique and flavorful snack foods, especially modern updates to familiar classics. Bringing together bold favors, clever packaging and just the right dose or irreverence, Crave Canyon popcorn hits all those...
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Poilane Biscuits
On a recent visit to beloved Parisian boulangerie and patisserie Poilane , we scooped up the two newest flavors in their line of savory and sweet biscuits—cherry cookies in the shape of spoons (nicely complimenting their curry forks and shortbread...
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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...
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See Smell Taste
Referred to by esteemed chefs around the world as simply "The Spice Guy," Jing Tio is the man behind many of the distinct flavors found at restaurants like El Bulli, Eleven Madison Park and WD-50. For the past half decade, the Indonesian accountant...
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McClure's Potato Chips
Anyone familiar with McClure's pickles or our favorite Bloody Mary mix will like where the two brothers' fascination with pickles has led them now. Drawing on the flavors of the tasty brines that started it all, the latest to get the McClure treatment...
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The Spicy Gourmet
Sri Lanka's rich history as an important port and trading post in the ancient world has contributed to the mouth-watering cuisine—combining traditional ingredients with influences from merchants around the world—that the country is known...
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South African Raw Green Bush Tea
Just when you thought herbal tea couldn't get any healthier, The Republic of Tea's Raw Green Bush Tea is the USA's first unoxidized version of rooibos tea, lending an even bigger dose of vitamins and antioxidants. Keeping the plant in its raw form...
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Migliore Gourmet Spices
The collection of eight specialty spices from California's Migliore Gourmet are the culmination of one family's dedication to handmaking perfectly seasoned Italian sausages for the past 50 years. The flavors—spanning Sicilian Fennel to Mexican...
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Five Foods with a Kick
For those looking for a Scoville-rated snack, or if you just want to eat something that will put hair on your chest, we put together a few current favorites in the spicy department. Kultrun Olive Oil The perfect complement to pasta, salads or hearty...
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Falksalt
Embracing traditional production methods, Falksalt's large, pure crystals easily crush between fingers for a more hands-on approach to cooking. The Swedish brand, which has been making salt since 1830, uses the same combination of heat and time that...
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