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15 Discoveries from the 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show

The Fancy Food Show provides a terrific opportunity to discover new and delicious things. Some of these things are new, some are just new to me, but all of them are worth seeking out. 

Satsumas are a tangy sweet hybrid citrus fruit. Blackberry Patch has recently introduced three satsuma products, a syrup and two preserves intended to be served with cheese. The Satsuma Cane Vanilla is also delicious as jam on toast. It’s very intense and juicy. 
I’ve had honey infused with different ingredients including lavender and citrus, but I’ve never had any as heady as Makabi & Sons, rosewater infused honey. Based in Los Angeles, they also make beautiful boxes of gourmet cookies, but it was the honey that really won me over. They also make cardamom honey. 
If you’ve been to France you’ve no doubt seen that the supermarket brand Bonne Maman has a much larger line of jams and preserves available there than they do here. In France, you’ll find flavors like pineapple with rum and vanilla as well as Mara Des Bois Strawberry. At the show, they were introducing a new line called “intense” and I loved the Red Fruit Intense. Looking online I now I see they are offering Strawberry Intense instead which includes some black currant juice. Might it be the same thing as Red Fruit? I’ll have to buy a jar to be sure. The Intense line has less sugar than conventional jams, and true to the name, a more intense flavor. 

I wish I could tell you that Liege waffles were trending, but I only saw two companies exhibiting them at the show. Mountain Waffle Co. sells wholesale and Belgian Boys sells retail. What sets these waffles apart is their crunchy almost crackly texture thanks to the inclusion of pearl sugar that does not melt. Belgian Boys offers plain as well as chocolate covered Liege waffles.  

Roons are definitely the best macaroons I have ever tasted. They are moist inside, toasty and crunchy on the outside and dipped in Guittard chocolate. Smaller ones called Lil Roonies are completely coated in chocolate, the espresso chocolate ones are particularly good and are “coming soon.” Right now most of their macaroons are available primarily in Portland OR or online. 

Choffy is a product developed by an engineer who had a dream about chocolate that could be brewed like coffee. After three years of experimentation, he found a way to make it work. It tastes a bit like chocolate but also a bit like coffee. It’s good black or with milk or sugar if you prefer. The ground roasted cacao also can be used in recipes.
I really like sweet treats with a bitter edge. Infusions are a line of chocolate covered almonds from Canada with tea. They start with crunchy roasted almonds cover them in toffee, dip them in chocolate and then coat them with powdered tea—matcha, rooibos or raspberry rooibos. The matcha is my favorite. Available at Costco in Canada, I hope they make it to our side of the border.

Good Catch fish free tuna tastes like tuna, not just the texture of tuna, but also the flavor of tuna. It’s high in protein, made from plants and in particular a blend of peas, chickpeas, lentils, soy, fava beans and navy beans along with algae oil which gives it a fresh from the sea flavor. It’s just launching in stores now. 
Ramen noodles from Sun Noodle. I’ve known about Sun Noodle since I started writing about ramen. I’d say the majority of ramen shops in the US use noodles from Sun Noodle. Their base line includes 200 different formulas, but of course, each restaurant generally puts their own twist on it. Now you can find fresh ramen noodles from Sun at many Japanese specialty grocery stores and even at some Whole Foods stores. 

You may have seen egg bites, the little souv-vide cooked eggs at Starbuck’s. I go to Starbuck’s so infrequently I hadn’t seen them but I tried the version from Trois Petits Cochons and was impressed! They are tender and flavorful and come in a variety of flavors including bacon and swiss and prosciutto and gruyere. 
I eat a lot of almond butter. But I had never had walnut butter until recently. Walnut butter from Wellnut Farms has a bit of sugar and RSPO certified palm oil but it’s generally pretty healthy. The sugar is necessary to cut the bitterness. I might try making my own with a bit of walnut oil. 


Angkor Cambodian Food is a food company started by two ex-engineers. They have a whole line of Cambodian sauces, but my favorite is the award-winning lemongrass paste. It’s a beguiling blend of lemongrass, garlic, onion, jalapenos, fish sauce, galangal, lime and lime leaf, and a few other things.  Use it for stir frys, marinades or even as a soup base. 

Muso from Japan produces a line of umami products—hot sauces, miso pastes and more. They add a savory quality without seeming overly salty. Most of their products are organic. If you’re interested in specialty Japanese ingredients, check out their booklet.  Some of their products are available on Amazon, but only one umami paste. I hope they find distributors and more of their products become available soon. 
Smoky red mustard from Freak Flag is a unique condiment that has notes of garlic, tomato and mustard and a balance of honey and vinegar. But it needs another name. Heinz is selling a mayo-ketchup combination called “mayochup” so maybe “mustup”? 
Red Duck makes condiments and their latest ones are taco sauces. If you love Korean tacos, you’re in luck. Their Korean Taco Sauce is definitely my favorite, and is good in a taco or quesadilla but I imagine it would be good in a marinade for meats, in meatloaf, chili or in a gooey bean dip. I’m looking forward to experimenting with it. 

Chile crisp is having a moment. It’s a Chinese condiment that has gotten a lot of press with plenty of copycat recipes online. Don Chilio offers basically a Mexican version that consists of thin slices of chile peppers fried to a crisp in olive oil. I tried the jalapeno but they also offer a habanero and serrano version. It’s super crispy and plenty spicy. I’d eat it by the spoonful. It’s heavenly over a slice of cool avocado.

Housmile Stainless Steel Kitchen Tongs Set of 3-7″ 9″ 12″, BPA Free & FDA Approved, Non-Stick BBQ Tongs Utility Tong with Silicone Heads & Locking Clip, Red

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Coconut Dragonfruit Blondies

Coconut Dragonfruit Blondies are a tropical twist on a classic batch of blondies. The buttery bars are packed with shredded coconut and bright pink dragonfruit, giving them a wonderful look and flavor while retaining the chewy texture that blondies are known for.

Dragonfruit is also known as cactus fruit, is a melon-like fruit that grows on the cactus. There are multiple varieties of cactus fruit and dragon fruit tends to be the most widely known due to its exotic, scaly look (hence the name) and its vivid magenta color. Since its texture is similar to that of a melon, fresh dragonfruit is not a great option for baking. I used freeze dried dragonfruit in this recipe because is easy to chop up and add to a recipe, bringing in some tropical dragonfruit flavor and plenty of color!

You can find freeze dried dragonfruit at some specialty stores, including Trader Joe’s, and it is also available online. Once you have it, you can use it in recipes like this one, enjoy it as a snack or add it to ice tea and lemonade to give them a pink hue!

The batter for the blondies is very straightforward, using melted butter and no additional leavening to create bars that are dense and chewy. They include a generous amount of sweetened, shredded coconut, which adds to the overall texture of the bars. I think that coconut pairs particularly well with dragonfruit in this recipe because it adds a subtle extra sweetness that makes the dragonfruit really pop. Make sure to crush or chop the dragonfruit into pieces no larger than a chocolate chip before stirring them into the batter.

The bars will keep for a couple of days after baking when stored in an airtight container. They’re not too sweet on their own and they could be topped with a bit of frosting or glaze (coconut glaze made with a splash of coconut rum or lemon glaze with fresh lemon juice would both be good choices) if you want to dress them up.

Coconut Dragonfruit Blondies
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
1/3 cup crushed/chopped freeze dried dragonfruit

Preheat oven 350F. Lightly grease a 9×9-inch square baking pan or line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter and sugar. Blend in eggs, vanilla extract and salt.
Stir in flour and shredded coconut, mixing until no streaks of dry ingredients remain, then stir in the dragonfruit until evenly distributed. Spread mixture evenly into prepared pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until blondies are set and have turned golden around the edges of the pan.
Allow blondies to cool completely before slicing.

Makes 16-20 bars.

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Electric Food Processor, MOSAIC Stainless Steel Meat Grinder and Food Chopper with 4 Titanium Coating Blades and 5-Cup Glass Bowl, 2 Speeds Blender and Mincer for Mincing, Chopping, Grinding

MOSAIC mini food chopper with 4 Titanium Coating Blades is perfect for Chopping, Mincing and Pureeing ingredients into soups, sauces, dressings, toppings, dips & more! 

Features:

High-quality food grade material glass bowl 5-Cup of capacity.

Ergonomic operation with one touch pulsing creates an easy to use and safe product.

Versatility and time saver food chopper. Powerful 400W motor much faster than cutting by hand.

Blades with titanium coating that improve theirs hardness and keep them sharp longer.

Detachable blades can be used with 2 or 4 blades, allows the upper and lower blades to chop food evenly.

All parts are BPA free and all detachable parts are dishwasher safe.

Specification:

Rated Power: 300 Watts

Rated Voltage: 110V

Rated Frequency: 60Hz

Chopper Bowl Capacity: 5 CUP

Material: Stainless Steel/Glass

NOTICE: DO NOT OPERATE THE CHOPPER FOR MORE THAN 15 SECOND EACH TIME.

Package Included:

1 x Food Chopper Main Body

1 x Detachable Blades

1 x Glass Bowl(5 Cup Capacity)

1 x User Manual

Product Features

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Cuisinart WAF-F20 Double Belgian Waffle Maker, Stainless Steel

The Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker expertly bakes two 1-inch extra-deep, restaurant-style waffles at the same time. Just add syrup or fruit and enjoy a luxurious breakfast or special dessert right at home! The easy-to-handle rotary feature flips each waffle 180 degrees to ensure even cooking on top and bottom. A 6-setting browning control knob ensures both waffles are cooked to order, from light and fluffy to crisp and brown. LED lights and audio beep tones indicate when unit is ready to cook and when waffles are done. And the nonstick coating wipes clean, providing no mess and easy cleanup, plus effortless food release. It’s the perfect gift or perfect addition to any kitchen! The voltage for this unit is 120 volts.

Product Features

  • Creates two deep-pocket 1-inch Belgian waffles at the same time. Dimensions : 15.50 L x 9.75 W x 9.30 H inches
  • 6-setting browning control knob ensures each waffle is cooked to order
  • Nonstick coating for quick food release and easy cleanup
  • 2 LED Ready indicator lights illuminate when each waffle is done
  • 1400 watts of power


Mirepoix 101 by Erica


MIBOTE 11pcs Silicone Cooking Kitchen Utensils Set, Bamboo Wooden Handles Cooking Tool BPA Free Non Toxic Silicone Turner Tongs Spatula Spoon Kitchen Gadgets Utensil Set for Nonstick Cookware (Green)

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The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook, Gift Edition: 650 Recipes for Everything You’ll Ever Want to Make

The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook (more than 250,000 copies sold) is coming out in a luxe, hardcover gift edition — perfect for engagements, weddings, and graduations. For decades, the rule of thumb for recipes has been “serves 4 to 6,” or even more, leaving small households, newlyweds, empty nesters, college students, and others stuck with days of leftovers. Who better than the test cooks at America’s Test Kitchen, to deliver the perfect solution to this problem. Part kitchen manual, part cookbook, this groundbreaking volume was the first of its kind to engineer recipes from the ground up for the two-person household. We put our kitchen expertise to work to figure out how to scale down the trickiest dishes, from soups and stews to stir-fries and lasagnas–even cakes and pies. America’s Test Kitchen takes out all the guesswork and delivers creative solutions for foolproof and delicious meals for two.


Happy New Year! by The Pioneer Woman


KIBEE RACK-2T-18 Dish Drying Rack Stainless Steel Roll Up Over The Sink Drainer Gadget Tool for Many Kitchen Task(Gray,Large)

Color: Gray-1 Pack(Large) 

This is a modern simple style multi-purpose Dish Rack. 

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Surface fine polishing treatment.
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A kitchen gadget tool for many kitchen task.  
1.Over the sink for drying dishes, cups, plates, bowls, tableware&cookware.
2.Over the sink for fruit and vegetable washing colander platform.
3.Over the sink for defrosting frozen food.
4.As a mat under hot pots & pans. 
5.As a cooling rack for baked goods.

Specifications   
Dimension:  17.75in x 13.75in x 0.35in
Weight:  0.75 Lbs 
Material:  SUS304 Stainless Steel
Heat Resistance:  Up to 1000 F
Load weight:  40 lbs

Package included 
1× Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack

Product Features

  • Features:This is a multi-purpose product.It can be used over the sink for drying dishes, cups, plates, bowls, tableware&cookware, for fruit and vegetable washing colander platform, or for defrosting frozen food.It can also be used as a mat under hot pots & pans, as a cooling rack for baked goods.Roll up,when it do not use ,saving space in your kitchen.
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