This twelvemonth at the Winter Fancy Food Show I was chosen to last i of the “trendspotters” for the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade. As component subdivision of a modest grouping of editors, writers together with chefs, I helped to position a number of trends. But that was simply the beginning. I saw together with tasted a lot of other interesting together with appealing things. There were cultured, pastured together with manus rolled butters, snacks made from seaweed, shortbread cookies flavored amongst herbs together with flowers together with lots of lovely chutneys, jams, vinegars together with olive oils. Here are some novel things I had non seen or tried earlier that each made a positive impression on me. I promise y’all acquire to attempt them soon!
These wacky niggling fruit, Shanley Farms Finger limes, expect similar cornichons. Inside they accept niggling beads of a real mild lime juice. It’s similar some form of molecular gastronomy experiment alone from nature! Crunchy caviar-like beads of lime would last nifty on oysters, smoked salmon, guacamole; I tin intend of almost many ways to purpose them. The flavor is Oct through mid Jan together with they continue upward to 3 weeks, together with thence y’all continue your eyes out for them.
Saba is a thick syrup made from grapes. It comes from Italia together with is non slow to find. This is the foremost fourth dimension I accept seen a producer from inside the US. Saba from Terra Sonoma is lovely. It’s thick together with rich together with would is terrific every bit a sauce or marinade. It tin also last drizzled over things similar ricotta, H2O ice cream, yogurt or fifty-fifty hummus.
I am obsessed amongst vino pairing. Because I fully appreciated vino fifty-fifty to a greater extent than when served amongst food, I’m ever interested to larn nearly cookies, crackers, cheeses or other snacks that are specifically designed to acquire amongst wine. Cookies & Corks, vino pairing cookies come upward inward a diversity of flavors together with at that spot are charts to assistance y’all figure out what pairs amongst what. There are nearly fifteen cookies inward 3 flavors inward each box to acquire amongst red, white or sparkling wine. If y’all are hosting a vino tasting political party or looking for the perfect gift to acquire amongst a bottle of wine, this is it!
Vin Tucci vino cookies non alone gustation practiced amongst wine, they are made from wine! I actually similar the crunchy calorie-free texture. There are several flavors, anise, spice together with dear but none of them are real sweet. They are sophisticated together with because they comprise no butter, fossil oil or eggs, they are fairly healthy. Look for them inward speciality nutrient stores. I intend they’re simply great.
So y’all powerfulness last thinking what’s novel nearly charcuterie together with salumi? Been there, done that. Well Olli Salumeria is actually special. Oliviero Colmignoli is a quaternary generation Italian salumi maker who makes his products hither inward the U.S. using heritage breeds of pork. He is making prosciutto, speck together with fifty-fifty culatello! Other companies I love that are also making fabulous artisanal salumi are La Quercia and Creminelli but Olli is construct new.
Zocalo Gourmet, Heritage flours offers a business of products I didn’t acquire a run a endangerment to try, but am real curious about. They are gluten-free flours made from a broad diversity of ingredients. I’m certain they add together dissimilar flavors together with textures to whatever y’all purpose them in. The gluten-free folks accept gotten a caput start experimenting amongst all kinds of flours. I expect forwards to working amongst them shortly too. Varieties include mesquite, regal corn, sweetness potato, together with lima bean.
Sometimes it feels similar the Fancy Food Show is zippo but tea, chocolate together with cheese. It all blurs together. However novel Poco Dolce Olive Oil amongst Sea Salt chocolate bars actually stood out from the rest. They accept a seductively soft creamy texture that is indescribably good. You simply accept to attempt them.
Last twelvemonth I wrote nearly those crazy folks from Lillie Belle Farms, who made a bluish cheese truffle. It sounds dreadful but i seize amongst teeth together with y’all are converted. Now, instead of eating a bon bon, y’all tin slather the Smoky Blue Cheese Truffle Spread, basically a smoky bluish cheese chocolate ganache on bread. Oh man, this is zippo but trouble!
SanTasti water is a palate cleansing sparkling water. And it actually works! At the Show at that spot was no shortage of flavors to attempt together with neutralize. The H2O has a impact of saccharide to residue the acidity, but it doesn’t gustation sweet. It has some fruit pectin together with cellulose paste which bind to the tannins left inward your oral cavity from something you’ve eaten or drank similar vino or chocolate. It also has a flake of citric acid which helps refresh your mouth. You don’t gustation the additives together with it simply tastes similar fresh H2O but it does take the flavors of whatever you’ve simply eaten or drank. It’s perfect for vino tasting. You tin acquire a costless sample if y’all similar (you volition accept to pay for transportation together with handling).
This is a tease. My friend Andy plant for a cheese importer together with happened to accept a handbag of these insanely sweetness together with crisp chiles from Basilicata. One crunchy seize amongst teeth together with y’all volition swear off murphy chips forever. I am non kidding! I It looks similar y’all tin acquire these at Zingerman’s together with fifty-fifty cheaper from Market Hall Foods. Here’s recipe from Rosetta Constantino for making them at home.
Note: Andy tells me “Others may accept the peperoni cruschi but they’re non the same ones. I should accept them hither shortly together with hopefully for a lot less.”