Top 10 Food Finds October

From new items and delicious finds to hidden gems, we’re delighted to share with you our carefully selected list of our top 10 food finds for October!

Hungry for more? Stay tuned as we highlight 10 more food finds each month!

*All items can be found in stores and online at shop.DorothyLane.com unless otherwise noted.

SHIP TOP FOOD FINDS

1. Brooklyn Delhi Curry Ketchup

Brooklyn Delhi focuses on making products that are inspired by Indian culinary traditions and ingredients. They began with a line of achaar, an Indian pantry staple that adds great flavor to a number of dishes, and grew in popularity from there. Although this award-winning business has undergone some serious growth, they’re still handcrafting their products in small batches, including their Curry Ketchup. Brooklyn Delhi Curry Ketchup is an elevated ketchup, filled with roasted garlic and chili peppers. The perfect combination of sweet, spicy, and tangy, this go-to condiment adds great flavor to burgers, brats, fries, and eggs.

2. Capriole O’Banon Goat Cheese

Capriole farm in Greenville, Indiana, began with one family’s journey to an old, run-down farm in southern Indiana. The buildings may have weathered, but Larry and Judy Schad looked at the land as an opportunity to rebuild the foundations of the farm. By 1988 they had kept several goats, preserving, canning, and making cheese out of their milk for their friends and family. Fast forward to today, Capriole is now producing goat cheese of extraordinary quality, including Capriole O’Banon. Wrapped in Bourbon-soaked chestnut leaves, it has a quite stunning presentation. The cheese itself is bright and tangy, made using a hand-ladled process that gives it a dense, yet velvety, texture. We love it served simply with some DLM Artisan Bread and a glass of dry bubbly.

3. DLM Classic Coffee Cakes

These coffee cakes are scrumptious! Our pastry team makes them from scratch using just a few ingredients such as European style high-fat butter, and local, organic eggs. As you enjoy a slice, you’re met with luscious, buttery notes and a perfectly balanced sweetness. We bake our coffee cakes in bundt pans giving them their classic, round shape, perfectly browned and caramelized exterior, and moist, dense interior. Once baked, the cakes are sliced and ready to be devoured. Enjoy them with a morning latte, afternoon tea…or sneak a slice at night with an ice cold glass of milk. They are handsomely wrapped, and make great gifts too. We’re kicking off this line with three flavors: Zesty Lemon Poppy Seed, Double Chocolate, and Toasted Walnut Cinnamon.

4. Lindera Farms Hot Sauces

Dedicated to non-interventionist farming, Lindera Farms introduces no chemicals or fertilizers to their fields. This helps them grow strong, flavorful fruits, herbs, and flowers all while leaving no carbon footprint or impact on the environment. Along with creating exquisite vinegars, Lindera Farms also makes some incredible hot sauces. Lindera Farms Scotch Bonnet and Aji Dulce Hot Sauce is produced by combining hickory vinegar with Scotch Bonnet and Aji Dulce peppers. The result is a fruity, smoky hot sauce that’s great for adding to sauces, vinaigrettes, and marinades. Another hot sauce from Lindera Farms that we love is the Green Chile & Ramp Hot Sauce. This beautiful and aromatic green sauce exudes flavors of garlic, peppers, onion, leek, mango, and passion fruit. Although this hot sauce delivers a fair amount of heat, its complex flavors make it the perfect addition to a variety of dishes.

5. DLM Sea Salt Caramel Cashews

Prepare your taste buds for something truly divine! DLM Sea Salt Caramel Cashews are here and we’re loving every tasty morsel. Beautiful, large cashews are blanketed in caramel and sprinkled with sea salt, giving these nuts that irresistible sweet and salty combination. The caramel and sea salt give the nuts a perfectly crunchy exterior that’s complemented by the rich, buttery texture of the cashews. DLM Sea Salt Caramel Cashews make a great gift for your friends and family, or a delicious treat for yourself.

6. Borgo de’ Medici Organic Pasta

This stunning, colorful pasta is hand-crafted in Tuscany, Italy, using high-quality durum wheat and semolina flour. Borgo de’ Medici uses spinach, turmeric, paprika, and other natural vegetables to create the magnificent colors you’ll find in these bags. The Organic Eliche Pasta is spiral-shaped allowing the folds to capture sauces and seasonings. This type of pasta is great in many dishes, has a great texture, and makes for a beautiful presentation. Borgo de’ Medici Organic Gigli Pasta is fluted with ruffled edge, making it a perfect vessel for thicker sauces. This flower-shaped pasta is charming and delicious. Borgo de’ Medici Organic Pipe Rigate are curved, hollow pieces of pasta resembling snail shells. Because this pasta has large ridges, it’s a great choice for catching all sorts of sauces.

7. Keller K + M Chocolate Bars

Thomas Keller has built an impressive resume that includes being the owner of The French Laundry in Yauntville, holding multiple three-star ratings from the Michelin Guide, composing five cookbooks, and now partnering with Armando Manni, a Tuscan olive oil producer, to create luxurious chocolate bars. Keller K + M Chocolate Bars are carefully crafted from the finest cocoa beans and infused with MANNI organic extra-virgin olive oil, giving the chocolate a unique texture and boosted antioxidant properties. Each bar boasts varying flavors that reflect the terroir from which the beans are grown. The award-winning Keller K + M Extra Virgin Milk Chocolate Ecuador Bar is smooth, balanced, and has subtle hints of mango and molasses. Keller K + M Extra Virgin Dark Milk Chocolate Nicaragua Bar has pronounced notes of black currant and malty flavors that are complimented by a silky clean finish. The Keller K + M Extra Virgin Dark Chocolate 75% Cocoa Peru Bar is the ultimate bar for dark chocolate lovers. Floral hints of orange blossom and quince mingle with grassy notes to produce a well balanced and complex flavor.

8. Beecher’s Smoked Flagship Mac & Cheese

Kurt Beecher Dammeier opened his first Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in Pike Place Market in 2003, and quickly gained traction in the cheese world. What made their cheese so different from others? They begin with fresh, pure milk from local farms, use traditional cheesemaking techniques, and handcraft their cheeses without the use of artificial ingredients. Not long after opening, Beecher’s cheese became a staple in Seattle. Using their exquisite cheese, Beecher’s has created a Smoked Flagship Mac & Cheese, which we just can’t get enough of. Starting with Smoked Flagship, Beecher’s cows’ milk cheese that’s aged for 15 months and then smoked over a blend of apple and cherry wood, Beecher’s creates a decadent cheese sauce that’s then combined with penne pasta. Simply bake following the instructions for gooey, bubbly, and unbeatable mac & cheese.

9. Ritrovo Selections Tuna

Step aside canned tuna that shall remain nameless—Ritrovo Selections Tuna is a true tuna game-changer. Carefully fished Mediterranean Yellowfin Tuna is marinated in extra-virgin olive oil along with a variety of seasonings making these tuna selections enjoyable straight from the jar. We love Ritrovo Selections Tuna Chunks with Hot Chili Peppers in Olive Oil for its delicate taste of olive oil and Calabrian Chili Peppers. Try serving this tuna cold in salads, cold pasta, or tossed with vegetables for a wonderful light dish. Ritrovo Selections Tuna Chunks with Potatoes and Rosemary in Olive Oil is a great addition to niçoise-style salads, pasta dishes, or served with beans for a protein rich dish. Add a touch of elegance to your spread with Ritrovo Selections Tuna Chunks with Truffle in Olive Oil. The marriage of hand-packed tuna, extra-virgin olive oil, and slices of Central Italian black truffles is delicious on crostini or tossed with a short pasta.

10. Big Spoon Roasters Nut Butters

Inspired by the simple, homemade peanut butter he loved in Africa, Mark, co-founder of Big Spoon Roasters, started roasting nuts and milling them into fresh nut butters in his home kitchen. As his excitement and passion grew, Mark and his wife, Megan, decided to start Big Spoon Roasters to share their nut butters with others. They only source ingredients from trusted farms and producers, many of who organically farm and focus on sustainable agriculture. We love the variety of nut butter flavors they have to offer. Maple Cinnamon Peanut and Pecan Butter combines fresh-roasted, coarsely milled peanuts and pecans with Vermont Maple Syrup, Vietnamese Saigon Cinnamon and Jacobsen Sea Salt to create Big Spoon Roasters Maple Cinnamon Nut Butter. Some say this butter is reminiscent of pecan pie spiked with maple and cinnamon. We recommend enjoying this on toast, PB&J sandwiches as well as in sauces, cookies and smoothies. Big Spoon Roasters Chai Spice Nut Butter combines a Masala Chai blend of cardamom, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, and black pepper, which is slowly mixed with freshly milled peanuts and almonds before adding raw, organic cane sugar, raw wildflower honey, and sea salt to create a bright, complex burst of flavor in every spoon. Enjoy on toast, PB&J sandwiches (of course with your favorite DLM bread) apples, or use in recipes, smoothies and sauces or your biggest spoon. Big Spoon Roasters Toasted Coconut Almond Butter with Sea Salt is handmade from fresh-roasted heirloom Mission variety almonds, crispy toasted coconut flakes, raw organic coconut crystals, and hand-harvested sea salt to create a decadent, naturally sweet, irresistible nut butter reminiscent of homemade coconut macaroons. We recommend slathering it on our DLM Artisan breads for the best peanut butter sandwich. Big Spoon Roasters Peanut Pecan Nut Butter combines Peanuts, Pecans, Raw Wildflower Honey and Jacobsen Sea Salt. The result is a rich, buttery, sweet and very addictive nut butter. Enjoy on toast, PB&J sandwiches (of course with your favorite DLM bread) apples, use in recipes, smoothies and sauces or your biggest spoon. Big Spoon Roasters Chocolate Sea Salt Nut Butter blends freshly milled, fresh-roasted heirloom Mission variety almonds with stone-ground organic dark chocolate from TCHO, cocoa nibs from Escazu Artisan Chocolates, raw wildflower honey and a touch of Jacobsen sea salt to create a toasty, luscious dark chocolate almond butter with the perfect amount of crunch. This is a chocolate lover’s almond butter. Enjoy on toast or PB&J sandwiches (of course with your favorite DLM bread), in desserts and smoothies or your biggest spoon.

Top 10 Food Finds September

With an insatiable hunger for all things food, we are continuously searching for the best, new, and exciting products available. And as we enter another month, we’re excited to bring you a list of our top 10 food finds for September! We hope you brought your appetite because these finds are mighty tasty.

*All items can be found in stores and online at shop.DorothyLane.com unless otherwise noted.

SHIP TOP FOOD FINDS

1. Nu Bake Phyllo Crisps

Delicate, crispy, indulgent, and buttery, phyllo pastry is flaky and oh-so delicious. Nu Bake has taken this classic dough and cranked up the flavor with their phyllo crisps. They carefully layer phyllo dough sheets by hand and top them with an assortment of goodies. From dried cranberries, oats, and sunflower seeds to cinnamon and apples, these crisps are perfect vessels for a variety of cheeses. Or if you’re looking for a sweet snack, these are one of our new go-tos.

2. Molino 100% Picaul Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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The Garcia-Casas family has had generations of experience harvesting olive trees in Spain and in 2005, they started producing olive oil of exceptional quality. Controlling the entire process from grove to mill to bottle, they are able to ensure the quality never wavers. Molino 100% Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil is harvested in mid-November at peak ripeness resulting in a low acidity level. This olive oil is a great choice for sautéing, frying, or poaching, but with its aromas of banana, tomato, and a cayenne pepper finish, we love it drizzled on tomato dishes, salads, salmon, and pasta.

3. DLM Artisan Chocolate Bars

Here at DLM, we love great food and sometimes a collaboration is just natural as it is with our dear friend, Master Chef Ghyslain Maurais … who also loves great food! Together, we’ve created a line of chocolate bars that are beautifully made, affordable, and the perfect accompaniment to nearly any occasion. Available in Dark, Milk, Sea Salt Almond, Artisan Dark Milk, Hazelnut, and Sea Salt Caramel, these are meant to be nibbled at your desk mid-day, post meal for a decadent dessert, or paired with the perfect wine for a tasty treat.

4. Regalis Truffle Products

By directly sourcing products from small family producers and partners Regalis is able to provide tremendous items to Michelin starred restaurants and now home cooks, including their line of truffle foods. Enjoy white truffle year round with their White Truffle Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cold-pressed and small estate grown, this olive oil has a beautiful golden hue and exudes the earthy, umami elegance of white truffles from Le Marche, Italy. We like to enjoy this olive oil drizzled on top of fresh pasta, DLM Artisan Bread, omelettes, or meat. Elevate your roasted veggies, burrata cheese, or fresh strawberries with Regalis Black Truffle Balsamic. This 18 year barrel-aged balsamic from Modena is infused with black winter Perigord truffles from Spain to create a rich, luscious glaze that prized by top chefs around the world. Regalis Black Truffle Carpaccio is composed of slices of large, aromatic Italian summer truffles from Abruzzo, Italy, that are preserved in extra virgin olive oil. These slices are amazing on meats, pastas, risotto, or mac and cheese. By combining minced fragrant Italian summer black truffles from Abruzzo, Italy, with Champignon de Paris mushrooms and extra virgin olive oil, Regalis is able to curate their Black Truffle Tapenade. Try tossing this sort of pâté with pasta, mixing with eggs, adding to sauces, or spreading over bruschetta. These truffle food finds exude sheer luxury.

5. Nina’s Paris Teas

Nina’s Paris invites you to sip tea like royalty as their teas are made from fruits and flowers of the garden of the King of Versailles. Grown using traditional techniques that were imposed during the time of Louis XIV, the fruits chosen for Nina’s Paris teas are carefully picked by hand allowing them to select only the best. As you steep Nina’s Paris Je t’aime, you’re met with aromas of vanilla and caramel that draws you in for the first sip. As you continue on your tea-drinking experience, you’ll find that this black tea cloaks you in gentleness and warmth. We’d be remiss to not include the ever-popular Nina’s Paris Marie Antoinette Tea. This tea is composed of a blend of ceylon tea, rose petals, and apples from the Versailles palace garden. With a beautiful fragrance and refined flavor, this tea is fit for a queen.

6. Maison Pebeyre Truffle Trio Gift Set & Truffle Oil Duo

We can’t get enough of the lavish truffle flavor, and Maison Pebeyre helped our desire for this earthy goodness with their Truffle Trio Gift Set and their Truffle Oil Duo. Dealing exclusively with truffles, this family-owned and run company in southwestern France is well known for their remarkable products. The Truffle Trio comes fully loaded with truffle oil, truffle salt, and truffle honey. Add that delicious truffle flavor to a variety of dishes, like popcorn, vegetables, fish, and salads, with these tasty products. Enjoy both black and white truffle olive oil with their Oil Duo. These oils are excellent in risotto, pasta, drizzled over meat, scrambled eggs, and so much more.

7. Bee Raw Honey

Starting with a mission to save endangered bees and produce incredible products, Bee Raw collects quality honey from only wild or organic floral sources. They strive for sustainability by using post-consumer paper and glass packing for their products as well as supporting small farming bodies. Their Florida Orange Blossom Honey showcases beautiful orange flavor in the most delicious ways. With notes of citrus and zest, this honey is excellent with Manchego, as a sweet note in coleslaw, or added to cocktails. Bee Raw’s Sweet Yellow Clover Honey from Colorado exudes flavors of carmelized custard and a touch of burnt sugar making it the perfect partner for figs and washed rind cheeses, such as Taleggio. We love the light and floral flavors of their Maine Wild Raspberry Honey. We recommend using it to make a flavorful honey butter, adding it to a raspberry mojito, or simply adding it to your cheeseboard for a sweet drizzle.

8. The Tapas Sauces from Spain

Throughout their 50 years of being in business, The Tapas Sauces company has evolved offering products fit for current consumer’s liking and lifestyle all while preserving traditional Spanish flavors and recipes. We carry four different sauces, each representing varying flavors that can be used in different recipes. The blend of vegetables, sunflower oil, tomato sauce, vinegar, garlic, and spices makes their Salsa Mojo Picón the perfect partner for grilled meats. It’s also great to dip nachos, fries, or baked potatoes. Their Salsa Verde is full of garlicky goodness and a delicious addition to seafood and poultry. Salsa Chimichurri, made with lemon, honey, and red bell pepper, is slightly spicy and goes great with roasted meat, poultry, or fish. The spiciest of the group is the Salsa Brava. Originally from Spain, this tomato-based sauce pairs well with fried potatoes.

9. Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola

Purely Elizabeth was founded with a simple goal in mind—to use superfoods to create healthier and better-tasting alternatives to what was available at that time. Non-GMO project verified, certified gluten-free, certified made with organic ingredients, certified vegan, containing no artificial additives or soy, these Purely Elizabeth products are made with high quality ingredients that are not only rich in nutrients, but also incredible flavor. We love the delightful crunch and slightly sweet taste their granola provides. Enjoy these delicious clusters with milk, yogurt, on a smoothie bowl, or right out of the bag!

10. Bell & Evans Gourmet Chicken Burgers

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Bell & Evans, an award-winning company known for their delicious, high quality chicken, is now creating gourmet chicken burgers! These chicken patties are juicy, flavorful, and come in varieties such as Chicken Bacon & Sharp Cheddar, Roasted Portabella & Swiss, and Granny Smith Apple & Gouda. Look for these in our Meat department. In-store only.

Build an Ice Cream Sundae Board in 3 Easy Steps

In our homes, each sundae is unique depending on who is building them. This is why we are in love with the ice cream sundae board! Not only is it stunning, but it’s the perfect way for everyone to create something they’ll enjoy and to make your sundae night at home something special. Scoop up some different flavors of ice cream, add rich sauces, sweet and salty toppings, and all sorts of goodies for your ice cream masterpieces. The best part? These boards are 100% customizable and can be made in 3 easy steps!

3 Steps to Creating a Spectacular Ice Cream Sundae Board

STEP 1: SELECT YOUR ICE CREAM FLAVORS

To build our sundae board, we’re starting with the base for any great sundae—ice cream. From basic flavors, like chocolate and strawberry, to goodie filled favorites, like cookies and cream and rocky road, your ice cream choices will set your board building in motion. Tip: choose a few different flavors of ice cream to give your board some variety.

STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR SAUCES

Sauce is a key component of any sundae. Some of our go-tos include Fran’s dessert sauces. Certified Fairtrade, organic, non-GMO, and gluten free, they are made with simple ingredients and deliver incredible flavor. Another must-have is DLM Sea Salt Caramel Sauce. This sauce is luxurious and the perfect combination of sweet and salty. You can also dress your ice cream in its Sunday best with the oh-so chocolatey Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauces. Look for these in stores and online at shop.DorothyLane.com.

STEP 3: ADD YOUR FAVORITE TOPPINGS

Now’s the time for your creativity to shine! Embellish your board with a pop of color using oodles of vibrant sprinkles and Parisian Macarons that are handcrafted and filled with rich ganache. Need a salty component? DLM Extra-Large Peanuts add a savory note and a delightful crunch. Killer Brownie® Bites take your sundae board to new heights with their three layers of sheer deliciousness. And the combination of crispy graham crackers cloaked in chocolate makes DLM Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers a sundae board must-have. Look for these toppings and more in stores and online at shop.DorothyLane.com.

You Can Also Ship the Ultimate Indulgence: Killer Brownie® Sundae Kit!

Four of the Original Killer Brownie® meet DLM Sea Salt Caramel and Fran’s Dark Chocolate Sauce in this kit. Top it all off with Tillen Farms Bada Bing Cherries. Harvested, pitted, and packed at the peak of ripeness, these are twice the size of maraschino cherries and the perfect finishing touch for your sundaes. Look for this kit at shop.DorothyLane.com.

Top 10 Food Finds August

Our passion for good food drives us to continuously evolve our selections to reflect what’s fresh, exciting, and trending in the food scene. We’re constantly on the lookout for new, quality products, so each month we’ll be shining the spotlight on our top 10 new food finds. Below you’ll find some of the products we’ve recently fallen in love with that are now available in stores and online at shop.DorothyLane.com. We hope you’ll enjoy these new food finds as much as we do!

TOP 10 NEW FOOD FINDS

1. Benton’s Hickory Smoked Country Bacon

Being in business since 1947, Benton’s has mastered the art of dry-curing hams and bacon building a delicious reputation. From their humble beginnings as simple breakfast go-tos, Benton’s meats have erupted in the gourmet cooking world receiving high praises for their incredible flavor. Their bacon is dry-cured by hand with salt, brown sugar, and black pepper. After being cured and dried, it’s then smoked in-house for two to three days, and hand-packed on site. The amount of time and care put into preparing this new food find radiates in each deliciously smoky bite.

2. Burlap and Barrel Spices

Through forging strong relationships with smallholder farmers, Burlap & Barrel is able to support their view of sustainability (improving the livelihood of these farmers) and to source unique foods and quality spices, many of which haven’t been available in the U.S. previously. These spices are designed for professional chefs and home cooks alike. Burlap & Barrel Black Urfa Chili is great on kebabs, chicken, beef, lamb, hummus, brownies, pasta, roasted vegetables, or eggs. In southeastern Turkey, you will find black Urfa chili on almost every table. Burlap & Barrel Smoked Pimentón Paprika is mighty delicious on popcorn, in paella, mixed with salt and cumin as a meat seasoning or rub, or any way you traditionally enjoy paprika. We love adding Burlap & Barrel Wild Mountain Cumin to rubs for meats and vegetables or curry powder as it has a savory, beautiful aroma and umami flavor. Zanzibar black pepper is grown organically and Burlap & Barrel are the exclusive importers of Zanzibar black pepper to the US. We recommend using Burlap & Barrel Zanzibar Black Peppercorns on everything from pastas, salads, sauces, roasted vegetables, and grilled meats. Burlap & Barrel Royal Cinnamon is the same species as Saigon cinnamon, but Royal Cinnamon is an heirloom variety not widely harvested or exported. It is sun dried to bring out its sweet and spicy profile and tasting notes of brown butter, buckwheat honey, and orange peel. We recommend using these new food finds in baked goods, coffee, oatmeal, yogurt, or smoothies.

3. Ritrovo Selections

With a sofi™ Gold Award under their belt, Ritrovo Selections has an excellent selection of products to choose from. We can’t seem to get enough of their Truffle & Salt, a fragrant and flavorful combination of Italian black truffle and sea salt. As if that seasoning could get any better, they now offer Truffle & Salt & Cheese, adding Parmigiano-Reggiano into the mix. Both of these are great on popcorn, veggies, and just about anything!

4. Lillie Q’s Seasoning Rubs

Add great flavor to your BBQ with Lillie’s Q Rubs. Their Carolina Dirt BBQ Rub is the perfect sugar-based rub for slow-cooked, unbeatable flavor. Pro tip: use it as a seasoning for fries or roasted potatoes. Lillie’s Q Brisket Pepper is the ideal grind size to season your Texas-style brisket. Or, try using it in any recipe that calls for a large pepper grind. Lillie’s Q Q-Rub is an all-purpose salt-based rub with a dash of black pepper and garlic. It’s extremely versatile and very flavorful!

5. Klatch Coffee

Born out of a family’s love for great coffee, Klatch Coffee has a strong commitment to honest business practices. Using Fair Direct Trade, they build trust and loyalty with the farmers they work with resulting in their ability to source quality beans from around the world. They roast each coffee varietal to its “Peak of Flavor” giving each coffee an exceptional taste. Choose from a selection, including Klatch Coffee Blue Thunder Blend, Klatch Coffee Colombia Roasters United Blend VI, Klatch Coffee Crazy Goat Blend, & Klatch Coffee Organic House Espresso.

6. This Little Goat Went To

Chef Stephanie Izard wears many hats including Top Chef, Iron Chef, James Beard award winner, and Executive Chef of Girl & the Goat restaurant in Chicago, where these delicious sauces and seasonings were first inspired. After guests continued to rave over a side of green beans and the sauce that made this dish so addictive, Stephanie decided to bottle and sell that sauce so customers could enjoy it in the comfort of their own home. From there, the This Little Goat Went to line of sauces and seasonings grew, taking on new flavor combinations and profiles that are reminiscent of the flavors you’d find in the countries and regions they represent. Enjoy a variety of seasonings like, This Little Goat Went to Belize, This Little Goat Went to Cuba, This Little Goat Went to GrillVille, This Little Goat Went to India, and This Little Goat Went to Morocco. Or, try out some of her sauces including This Little Goat Went to Hong Kong, This Little Goat Went to Korea, This Little Goat Went to Southeast Asia, and This Little Goat Went to Tokyo.

7. Le Bon Magot

Another great addition to our new food finds is Le Bon Magot. Food has a way of allowing us to travel to various parts of the world, enjoying every culinary experience along the way. Le Bon Magot products are crafted with natural ingredients and high-quality, seasonal produce using traditional cooking methods and all-natural preservation methods. Le Bon Magot Lemon-Sultana Marmalata is a fragrant blend of golden sultanas (raisins), Afghan saffron, licorice-scented caraway, citrusy lemon, and Wolffer Estate Vineyard’s verjus that is reminiscent of dried fruit preserves of Turkey. One of our favorite accompaniments, we suggest you pair it with goat or sheep’s milk cheeses, chicken, salmon, and charcuterie boards. Or, try mixing in yogurt, topping toast, or folding in a crepe. Le Bon Magot White Pumpkin and Almond Murabba (preserves) with cardamom and vanilla is a recipe that dates back thousands of years from Southern Mediterranean to India. These preserves layer Indian long gourd and almonds, scented with cardamom, cinnamon, and vanilla. The scents and aromas will evoke festivity, and you will love these new food finds so much you’ll slather it on everything from soft cheeses, toasted bread, and chicken to wild game, yogurt, figs, and ice cream. A flavorful combination of tomatoes, white sultanas, and Kashmiri chilies, Le Bon Magot Tomato and White Sultana Chutney is flavorful and versatile as it makes a great addition to a charcuterie board, scrambled eggs, and generously smeared on toasted ciabatta.

8. Truff Hot Sauce

 

The perfect blend of ripe chili peppers, organic agave nectar, black truffle, and savory spices, this luxurious hot sauce is unlike any other, making it a hot sauce game changer. Truff Hot Sauce is velvety smooth and rich in flavor making it an excellent way to elevate a variety of dishes. We love it on just about anything! From popcorn and eggs to pizza and meatballs, you can’t go wrong! Playing off of their ever-popular black truffle hot sauce, Truff offers a White Truffle Hot Sauce that is brighter in flavor, produced in limited quantities, and comes in a special edition VIP box.

9. Charles Chocolates Raspberry & Pistachio Bar

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Chuck (Charles) Siegel, Charles Chocolates’ founder, is self-taught in the art of chocolate making and focused on using only the finest ingredients to create Charles Chocolates, leaving out preservatives, artificial flavors, etc. Because of their dedication to making the best product possible, they have received several accolades and award. One of their newest creations, Raspberry & Pistachio Bar, is just as beautiful as it is delicious. This naturally pink chocolate exudes notes of berries and fruits making it the perfect base for freeze dried raspberries and deeply roasted pistachios.

10. Wildwood Chocolate Salted Brown Butter Texas Pecan Brittle & Wildwood Chocolate Cardamom and Honey Caramel with Sea Salt

With a dedication to sourcing the finest ingredients and uncovering unique flavor combinations, Wildwood Chocolate handcrafts their products hoping to evoke feelings of joy and discovery similar to those of wandering the scenic Wildwood Trail in Portland, Oregon. Luxurious 70% dark chocolate complimented by flakes of sea salt, studded with crunchy, buttery pecan brittle pieces, their this chocolate bar has everything you could ever want in one delicious package! But the deliciousness doesn’t stop there! Wildwood Chocolate Cardamom and Honey Caramel with Sea Salt is a chocolate bar masterpiece. 70% dark chocolate sprinkled with sea salt and filled with a luscious caramel that exudes aromatic cardamom and sweet honey.

 

Head to shop.DorothyLane.com to ship these top new food finds!

Your Guide to the Prepared Pantry

Now more than ever we are all cooking at home. For a lot of us who eat out, you might be facing a serious wake up call in the kitchen. Getting your pantry prepared and well organized is one of the most important steps not only in a professional kitchen, but your home one, too, so we’ve create a guide to the prepared pantry. Having and keeping the staples in your pantry or cupboard as well as in your fridge and freezer can make cooking at home just plain simple and fast because you already have the ingredients. Don’t forget to make a list before you leave to shop. (Download our printable shopping list here.) It’ll help you become a more efficient shopper, think in terms of meal planning, and use what you already have on hand.

 

Since we are all spending more time doing home projects, like cleaning out our closets, why not spend some quality time taking a good look at what’s already in your pantry, fridge, and freezer? If you haven’t used an item in a year, it might be time to throw it out! Although expiration, best by, and sell by dates can be confusing, they tend to be a good guideline on making the decision to keep or pitch. Take a good look at what you have left. Fill in the missing holes with items you’re consistently using and find yourself always cooking with. Just by adding a couple fresh ingredients, those pantry staples can give you so many options for baking and cooking.


Your Guide to the Prepared Pantry Checklist

Here are some of my staples that I try to have on hand to help me cook every day. For the most part, they are items that have a shelf life. Don’t wait until these run out to restock them. Instead, think about creating a par level at home so you can always come up with something delicious to cook!

>>DOWNLOAD YOUR GUIDE TO THE PREPARED PANTRY CHECKLIST<<

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OILS & VINEGARS

BASIC:

– Extra-virgin olive oil
– A neutral cooking oil like canola or grapeseed
– Red-wine vinegar
– White vinegar
– Apple cider vinegar

ADVANCED:

– Peanut oil
– Coconut oil
– Sesame oil
– Sherry or balsamic vinegar
– Walnut oil
– Rice vinegar
– Mirin

DAIRY & CHARCUTERIE

BASIC:

– Eggs
– Milk
– Butter
– Cheeses like Parmigiano-Reggiano, Cheddar, Gruyère, feta
– Plain full-fat yogurt or sour cream
– Bacon
– Hard salami or sausages

ADVANCED:

– More cheeses like Pecorino Romano & blue
– Pâté
– Prosciutto or other cured artisan ham or meats

GRAINS & STARCHES

BASIC:

– Long-grain white rice
– Whole grains like quinoa or farro
– Dried pastas
– Plain bread crumbs
– Crackers
– Canned beans

ADVANCED:

– Dry lentils
– Rice noodles
– Specialty rice like basmati or Arborio
– Brown rice
– Panko bread crumbs
– Dry beans
– Specialty pastas like bucatini or farfalle
– Whole grains like spelt, pearl barley, or teff

NUTS & NUT BUTTERS

BASIC:

– Peanut butter
– Almond butter
– Pecans
– Walnuts
– Almonds
– Peanuts

ADVANCED:

– Pumpkin seeds
– Pistachios
– Tahini
– Pine nuts
– Hazelnuts

SPICES & DRIED HERBS

BASIC:

– Kosher salt
– Red pepper flakes
– Ground Cayenne
– Chili powder
– Curry powder
– Bay leaves
– Black peppercorns
– Sweet paprika
– Ground cinnamon
– Ground cumin
– Garlic powder or granulated garlic
– Dried thyme and dried oregano

ADVANCED:

– Flaky salt
– Ground coriander
– Dried dill
– Turmeric
– Smoked paprika
– Cardamom
– Za’atar
– Allspice
– Fennel seeds
– Dry mustard
– Garam masala
– Chinese 5-spice powder
– Whole nutmeg
– Sumac
– Cumin seeds
– Coriander seeds

CANNED & JARRED GOODS

BASIC:

– Soups
– Tuna
– Tomato paste
– Diced tomatoes
– Tomato sauce
– Chicken or vegetable stock
– Beans
– Pickles
– Fruit jams and preserves
– Anchovies
– Olives
– Maple syrup

ADVANCED:

– Clams
– Sardines
– Cornichons
– Preserved lemons
– Unsweetened coconut milk
– Capers
– Pickled hot peppers
– Kimchi

CONDIMENTS & SAUCES

BASIC:

– Dijon and yellow mustard
– Mayonnaise
– Ketchup
– Hot sauce
– Salsa
– Soy sauce
– Worcestershire sauce
– BBQ sauce

ADVANCED:

– Whole grain mustard
– Hoisin
– Thai red curry paste
– Fish sauce
– Anchovy paste
– Harissa
– Gochujang
– Mango chutney
– Miso
– Wasabi
– Chinese oyster sauce
– Asian chili bean pastes

BAKING

BASIC:

– All-purpose flour
– Cornmeal
– Rolled oats
– Cornstarch
– Baking soda
– Baking powder
– Pure vanilla extract
– Granulated sugar
– Light brown sugar
– Dark brown sugar
– Confectioners’ sugar
– Bittersweet baking chocolate
– Semisweet chocolate chips
– Raisins or other dried fruits
– Cocoa powder

ADVANCED:

– Cake flour
– Whole wheat flour
– Dark baking chocolate
– Vanilla beans
– Almond extract
– Powdered gelatin
– Molasses
– Light corn syrup
– Buttermilk powder
– Active dry yeast

PRODUCE

BASIC:

– Garlic
– Onions
– Potatoes (Yukon Gold or Russet)
– Lemons
– Carrots
– Celery
– Apples
– Oranges
– Bananas
– Greens like lettuce or kale
– Broccoli
– Parsley
– Any favorite herbs

ADVANCED:

– Ginger
– Avocados
– Cilantro
– Scallions
– Limes
– Jalapeños
– Shallots
– Specialty herbs like mint, rosemary, and lemongrass
– Peppers

FREEZER

BASIC:

– Chicken
– Ground beef
– Sausage
– Thick fish fillets
– Shrimp
– Sliced bread
– Frozen veggies like corn, peas, and spinach
– Frozen fruits like peaches, berries, and mangos (excellent for baking or smoothies)
– Ice cream
– Bread dough or rolls

ADVANCED:

– Puff pastry
– Pancetta
– Stock
– Fresh pasta
– Vegetables like green beans, cauliflower, broccoli, edamame, and artichoke hearts


Check Out These 5 Meals to Make from the Prepared Pantry List

1. Beans & Greens

2. Clam Pasta

3. Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

4. Restaurant-Style Tomato Soup

5. Caramel Banana Cake

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Smart Substitutions When Cooking

Since it’s a little bit more complicated these days just to run out every time we are missing an ingredient, why not challenge your culinary skills and learn about making smart substitutions when cooking? With all of us cooking more at home and having a better stocked pantry, more than likely, you might have something in your kitchen that’ll work when you are missing an ingredient.

Here are some guidelines or suggestions to keep in mind when you need to swap out an ingredient. As you’re making your substitutions, there are a couple of important things to always keep in mind no matter what the ingredient is—flavor and texture. Cooking tends to be way more forgiving than baking does when you need to substitute an ingredient or two. But just like in life, learning to adapt and rise to the challenge can make life only more delicious. Enjoy and have fun in the kitchen with these smart substitutions when cooking by your side. Also, be sure to keep your pantry fully stocked with our guide to the prepared pantry!

 

Smart Substitutions When Cooking

Herbs and Spices

A good rule of thumb to follow is that for every 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs, substitute 1 teaspoon of dried. Remember that dried herbs are more potent than fresh, so use sparingly. Herbs tend to fall into 2 categories, tender or sturdy. Tender includes bright, light floral herbs that are typically used fresh, like basil, chives, and cilantro to name a few. Sturdy herbs tend to be more savory and are commonly found dried because of their oil content. These herbs include bay leaf, oregano, and thyme. For better substitute choices, stay within the same group or try similar flavors. For example, try subbing mint for basil or dried thyme for marjoram. Or try similar flavors, like onion or garlic powder with a little parsley as a replacement for chives.

Spices tend to fall into categories with similar or shared flavors. Here are a couple groupings: baking, like allspice, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg, fragrant spices, like fennel, saffron, cardamom, and coriander, warm or peppery varieties, like chili powders, cumin, ginger, and mustard powder, and earthy types, like onion, garlic, and turmeric. The spices in each of those categories complement one another and can easily be swapped for one another.

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Oils and Fats

Oils and fats are categorized by cooking properties based on either low smoke points or high smoke points. The low smoke point fats burn quickly and tend to be more solid, meaning that they perform best when using low-heat cooking methods, like sautéing. These fats include butter, bacon fat, margarine, and vegetable shortening. High smoke point fats, like canola oil, corn oil, grapeseed oil, and vegetable oil are best suited for high-heat cooking, such as frying. Pick one that will perform the way you want it to.

Dairy

Think about grouping dairy items based on texture. Sour cream, crème fraîche, and yogurt have similar textures and would make a good substitutes for one another. Buttermilk is easy to replicate with lemon juice or vinegar and milk. (1 Tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar for every cup of milk.)

No butter left? Try using oil for pan frying or sautéing instead. If you’re looking to add richness to a finished dish, try drizzling in a little cream.  

When subbing cheeses, be sure to look for varieties with similar textures. A good example of this would be switching out a Cheddar with a Gouda or Jarlsberg, all of which have similar textures.

 

Stock or Broth

Both help add flavor, but more importantly they add liquid. Of course you can substitute water, but in doing so you may also be diluting the flavor. I like using Better than Bouillon, a jar of reassurance that once opened lives quite contently in your fridge. It comes in a variety of flavors like beef, chicken and vegetable. White wine can also be handy for this, or try seasoning water with a little soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, or vinegar.

 

Produce

Different types of produce can be substituted based on the flavor and texture. Many root vegetables can be switched around with one another and will work well in almost any recipe. Greens can be divided into 2 categories, tender or firm. Some good examples of firm are escarole, kale, and turnip greens. Tender greens include mesclun, mâche, and spinach.

 

Meat

When substituting beef, I focus on the firmness of the meat—either tough or tender. Common substitutions are using brisket instead of chuck roast, New York strip in place of rib-eye, and vice versa.

Boneless chicken breasts and boneless chicken thighs can easily be swapped for one another. Keep in mind that cooking times may vary as you make this substitution.

Subbing for ground beef? Ground chicken, pork, turkey, and even sausage can work. You may just have to adjust for seasoning and fat content.