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Harissa Appetizer

Why We Love: Shim’on Harissa Sauce

The folks in Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria are condiment geniuses. We have ketchup; they have harissa. A potent, kicky concoction of piri piri (a variety of chili pepper), serranos, garlic, and spice, this stuff is incredible and incredibly addictive. Shim’on harissa is imported from France, not the Middle East, and they too take harissa seriously. […]

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Banyuls Vinegar

Why We Love: Sweet Banyuls Vinegar

The breathtaking town of Banyuls-sur-Mer sits on the coast of the Mediterranean, on the scenic slopes of the Catalan Pyrenees, near the French Spanish border. On ancient vines grow plump, juicy grapes, from which Banyuls, the famous fortified vins doux (sweet wine) gets lovingly made. The storied vines also yield one of the world’s finest […]

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Belberry Raspberry Jam

Why We Love: Belberry Jam, Sauce & Vinegar

For a seriously great gift, you’ll need to hit all the great gift notes. It’s got to be beautiful and beautifully packaged, super high quality, enormously tasty, and something worth talking about. Belberry has you covered. Belberry is a small Belgian outfit, born in the late 19th century in the tiny, idyllic West Flemish town […]

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Pommery Mustard

Why We Love: Pommery Mustard

Moutarde de Pommery de Meaux (or Pommery Mustard from Meaux, France) is wonderfully rustic whole-grain mustard, the very best mustard in all the world. It’s the final say on mustard. Moutarde de Pommery’s recipe dates to 1632. Brillat-Savarin, the Father of French cuisine, declared this the true mustard of gourmets. “If it isn’t Meaux, it […]

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Favorite Condiment: Andre Laurent Sauerkraut

I once thought of sauerkraut as the least romantic of foods, something for hot dogs and old Polish grandmothers. I was happy to be proven wrong. So very wrong! Sauerkraut is having a moment in the sun. It’s the condiment of now, popping up on menus galore in the trendiest spots. But nothing is new, […]

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